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New special issue of elasmobranch nervous systems “highlights the evolutionary relevance” of sharks and rays

marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksNovember 1, 2012

The journal Brain, Behavior, and Evolution has just released a special issue on the nervous systems of cartilaginous fishes (sharks, skates, rays, and chimeras). The six research articles contained in the special issue  both summarize and greatly expand what’s known about elasmobranch brains. Dr. Kara Yopak, an elasmobranch nervous system expert who served as the editor […]

Tweets from the American Elasmobranch Society: Anatomy, Development, and Physiology

marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksAugust 18, 2012

The American Elasmobranch Society is a non-profit professional society focusing on the scientific study and conservation of sharks, skates, and rays. AES members meet each year in a different North American city, and this meeting is the world’s largest annual gathering of shark scientists. AES recently met in Vancouver, British Columbia for the 2012 meeting, […]

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