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 Sharks - What is a Shark?- Enchanted Learning Software
Sharks belong to the group of cartilagenous fish, the Elasmobranchii, that includes the sharks, rays, and skates.
Sharks are a type of fish that have no bones, only cartilage.
Pelagic sharks (living in the open ocean) include the great white shark, the basking shark, etc. Benthic sharks (living at the ocean floor) include the zebra horn shark, the wobbegongs, and the angelshark, which usually have flattened, camouflaged bodies that let them hide in the sea bed.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/sharks/allabout   (1486 words)

  
 Shark Digestive System Your reference guide for Shark Digestive System and more.
In my opinion, bovine cartilage is always better because shark cartilage is so indigestible it can devastate the digestive system.
Plus Food Science of Vermont Shark Cartilage 740 mg Schiff Super...
flax seed, Norwegian kelp, shark cartilage, yucca and much more...
www.pajournal.com /DigestiveSystem/sharkdigestivesystem   (1257 words)

  
 Sea and Sky: Sharks & Rays Page 1
Sharks are part of a family of fishes known as cartilage fishes.
But of the hundreds of different species of sharks in the ocean, only a small handful pose any threat to man. Humans do not appear to be on the menu for sharks.
The Gray Reef Shark is one of the major predators on the reef.
www.seasky.org /reeflife/sea2i.html   (619 words)

  
 Sharks
Shark cartilage is a subject of much scientific study because medicine made from it may stop the growth of tumors.
Shark finning and fishing for cartilage have caused a decline in populations in some areas of the world.
Sharks are equipped with a special set of sensors, arranged in clusters over their heads, that can pick up electromagnetic currents emitted from other animals.
www.npca.org /marine_and_coastal/marine_wildlife/sharks.asp   (787 words)

  
 Wildlifeonline - Natural History of Sharks & Rays
In sharks, the bite sequence begins with a lifting of the snout, followed by a lowering of the mandibular cartilage (bottom jaw) and a protrusion of the platoquadrate cartilage (upper jaw) to expose the teeth.
Male sharks have elongated edges to their pelvic fins that roll up forming sausage-like protrusions called claspers -- or more accurately, myxopterygia (pronounced: mix-op-ter-ridge-ee-a) as they are not actually used for clasping the female -- the front opening of which is the apopyle and the rear opening (as it is a tube) the rhipidion.
The shark egg cases are composed of a protein molecule similar to collagen, whilst skate appear to be composed of six major structural proteins.
www.wildlifeonline.me.uk /sharks_rays.html   (787 words)

  
 Sand Tiger Sharks: The Facts
Sharks make up the Chondrichthyes, or "cartilaginous fish." First appearing on Earth almost 450 million years ago, cartilaginous fish include both predators like the sand tiger and harmless mollusc-eaters like the Atlantic stingray.
Members of Chondrichthyes are boneless and have a skeleton composed of cartilage (a flexible structure like the ones in your nose and ears).
Most sharks eat fish, squid, marine mammals, and scavenge any other available food source.
www.nautilusproductions.com /sandtigersharks/facts.html   (319 words)

  
 sand tiger shark
Sharks have backbones and the rest of the shark is made of cartilage.
Sharks have a backbone, the rest of the body is made of cartilage.
The Sand Tiger Shark's length is eight to ten feet long and the max feet is sixteen feet long and the average weight is eight hundred lab.
projects.edtech.sandi.net /kearny/cm2000/cm13/sandtigershark.html   (597 words)

  
 Alkyrol Shark Liver Oil
In the last decade however, scientists have proven that it is the oil from the shark’s liver that contains Alkylglycerols, which is a primary source of its incredible immunity, not the cartilage.
For some time it was thought that the shark’s immunity was related to its cartilage.
Some sharks live to be over 100 years old, and virtually all species of sharks are known to have an extraordinary resistance to infections and to the growth of tumors.
www.psoriasis.com /shark.html   (597 words)

  
 LABRADOR NET - Medication
Reports of benefit from the use of shark cartilage seem to be entirely anecdotal.
Some experts recommend against using chondroitin products that are based on shark cartilage because their quality varies significantly.
Methylsulfonylmethane is a food additive that is supposed to scavenge free radicals and provide pain relief.
www.labradornet.com /medication.html   (10643 words)

  
 Squalamax-New! Concentrated squalamine product. A potent angiogenesis inhibitor.
Here is what Dr. Henry Brem,M.D., director of neorosurgical oncology at Hopkin’s, and one of the leading researchers of shark cartilage has to say: “ an inhibitor in the form of a protein, like shark cartilage, wouldn't make it through a patient's digestive system.
Yes, Squalamine shark liver oil compound contains Squalene, alkylglycerols (AKG's), essential fatty acids, and other compounds which enhance the Squalamax.
Our SqualamaxÔ comes from the livers of deep water sharks off the coast of Newfoundland and other countries.
cancerchoices.com /squalamax.htm   (10643 words)

  
 Ben S. Roesch's Shark Page: Masterpiece of Evolution
Read this news report on a recent study about the use of shark cartilage as a cure for cancer.
Many bottom-dwelling sharks, such as the orectolobiformes (including the nurse sharks) and heterodontiformes (such as the Port Jackson shark [Heterodontus portjacksoni]) have flattened molar-like teeth and strong jaw muscles, all the better to crush the shells of their common prey, molluscs and crustaceans.
The white shark was recently protected under a new law in Malta, along with the basking shark and manta ray.
www.ncf.carleton.ca /~bz050/HomePage.shark.html   (1323 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Shark
Shark liver oil is a popular source of vitamin A, and some people believe that shark liver and cartilage are beneficial to human health.
Shark skin, with its microscopic teethlike scales, was once used as a fine grade of sandpaper, and when the scales are removed from the skin to make shark leather, it brings high prices for use in shoes, belts, and handbags.
Sharks’ eyes also contain cells that detect color, and behavioral studies suggest that sharks can see colors as well as black, white, and shades of gray.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761552860/Shark.html   (1323 words)

  
 Basking Shark
When basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) fin cartilage was extracted for 41 days in 1 M guanidine solution and tested for anti-angiogenic activity against V2 carcinoma in the rabbit cornea, the vascular growth of the treated animals was 25% that of the control.
The basking shark is recognized by its large size, a conical snout, a subterminal mouth and enormous gill slits.
The distribution and the times of the main catches of the basking shark, C. maximus (Gunnerus), in the commercial fishery off the coast of Norway during the seasons of 1971, 1972 and 1973 are given and analyzed.
www.angelfire.com /hi2/haaitje/kindsofsharks/baskingshark.html   (1849 words)

  
 NOVA Online Shark Attack! Shark Tidbits PBS
The difference between a shark and other fish: Unlike bony fish, sharks, rays, skates, and chimaeras are cartilaginous fish, meaning their skeletons are made of cartilage, not bone.
Youngest shark to bite a human: A marine biologist, while probing the uterus of a pregnant sand tiger shark, was bitten by an unborn pup.
Freshwater shark: Alone among the sharks, the bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) is frequently found far up rivers.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/sharkattack/tidbits.html   (737 words)

  
 World Shark - Shark Pictures Information And Posters
Shark cartilage is used for dubious cancer "treatments." A growing demand for shark fin soup—a delicacy in parts of Asia—has led to an increase in the practice of “finning” a shark’s dorsal fin is cut off and the animal is thrown back into the water, unable to swim, dead within hours.
With sharks at the top of the ocean’s food chain, the slaughter of 100 million sharks a year (according to the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization) has a severe effect on the entire marine ecosystem.
There are estimated to be four hundred species of sharks in the world’s rivers, seas and oceans, and new ones are being discovered every year.
www.worldshark.com   (296 words)

  
 Sea and Sky: Sharks & Rays Page 1
Sharks are part of a family of fishes known as cartilage fishes.
But of the hundreds of different species of sharks in the ocean, only a small handful pose any threat to man. Humans do not appear to be on the menu for sharks.
This shark grows to a length of 14 feet, and feeds mainly on small fishes and invertebrates.
www.seasky.org /reeflife/sea2i.html   (619 words)

  
 Monterey Bay Aquarium: Shark Frequently Asked Questions
Sharks evolved from fishes with bony skeletons, but now sharks have skeletons made of cartilage (the same material as the tips of our noses).
Sharks shed their teeth throughout their lives, so fossil shark teeth are common in some places.
Sharks have a system of electroreceptors—special sense organs located in tiny pits in the shark's skin.
www.mbayaq.org /efc/efc_hp/eqf_sharks.asp   (619 words)

  
 1. Shark repellent
Sharks are fish with skeletons made of cartilage instead of bone.
Sharks, rays and skates reside in the biological sub-class Elasmobranchii.
Starting from the observation that sharks dislike dead sharks, Stroud apparently worked through a process of elimination (associate Mike Herrmann was mum on the details) to come up with "complex water-soluble molecules" which don't seem toxic to sharks or other fish.
whyfiles.org /207shark   (464 words)

  
 World Shark - Shark Pictures Information And Posters
Shark cartilage is used for dubious cancer "treatments." A growing demand for shark fin soup—a delicacy in parts of Asia—has led to an increase in the practice of “finning” a shark’s dorsal fin is cut off and the animal is thrown back into the water, unable to swim, dead within hours.
With sharks at the top of the ocean’s food chain, the slaughter of 100 million sharks a year (according to the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization) has a severe effect on the entire marine ecosystem.
There are estimated to be four hundred species of sharks in the world’s rivers, seas and oceans, and new ones are being discovered every year.
www.worldshark.com   (296 words)

  
 Shark teeth
Sharks have no bony skeleton, but only cartilage.
Nearly all teeth from the Snaggletooth shark have coarse serrations (like a saw) on both edges, except for the very point (apex) of the tooth, which is smooth, and except for the lateral teeth in the lower jaw.
Angel shark teeth are small; the maximum width of the root of the tooth in the movie is 8mm.
mywebpages.comcast.net /browniebeach/sharks.html   (1746 words)

  
 1. Shark repellent
Sharks are fish with skeletons made of cartilage instead of bone.
Sharks, rays and skates reside in the biological sub-class Elasmobranchii.
Starting from the observation that sharks dislike dead sharks, Stroud apparently worked through a process of elimination (associate Mike Herrmann was mum on the details) to come up with "complex water-soluble molecules" which don't seem toxic to sharks or other fish.
whyfiles.org /207shark   (464 words)

  
 Anatomy of a Shark - Canadian Geographic Magazine
Shark cartilage has been the subject of intensive clinic research due to its angiogenic inhibitors, compounds that halt the creation of blood vessels, which could potentially stop the spread of cancer from a single tumor.
For the Greenland shark, this couldn't be truer.
The Greenland shark's liver, accounting for around one-third of the fish's body mass, is a valuable organ not only to the sharks, who need it to survive freezing waters but also to humans.
www.canadiangeographic.ca /Magazine/ma04/indepth/naturalhistory.asp   (658 words)

  
 Oceanlink marine sciences education and fun
In shark species that disply five gills (whale sharks included), the second gill slit is modified to form the hyoid arch, a chain of cartilage bones associated with supprting the jaws and bracing them against the skull.
Sharks are carnivores and eat mainly fishes, crustaceans (shrimps, lobsters and crabs), molluscs (squid, octopi, and snails), and larger ocean mammals.
Sharks do not have a "penis" so to speak, instead they have what is referred to as the intromittent organ, which is used to inject sperm into the female.
oceanlink.island.net /ask/chondrichthyes.html   (10351 words)

  
 World Shark - Shark Pictures Information And Posters
Shark cartilage is used for dubious cancer "treatments." A growing demand for shark fin soup—a delicacy in parts of Asia—has led to an increase in the practice of “finning” a shark’s dorsal fin is cut off and the animal is thrown back into the water, unable to swim, dead within hours.
With sharks at the top of the ocean’s food chain, the slaughter of 100 million sharks a year (according to the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization) has a severe effect on the entire marine ecosystem.
There are estimated to be four hundred species of sharks in the world’s rivers, seas and oceans, and new ones are being discovered every year.
www.worldshark.com   (296 words)

  
 Cartilage and Collagen Information from eVitamins
Shark cartilage is sometimes taken in much higher amounts (e.g., 60 to 100 grams per day orally or by enema).
Cartilage is derived from either sharks or cows.
Not only is toxicity information on this amount of shark cartilage lacking, but the amount of calcium in this amount of shark cartilage exceeds the 2 to 2.5 grams per day that is commonly considered to be the upper limit of safe intake.
www.evitamins.com /healthnotes/healthnotes.asp?ContentID=2824005   (296 words)

  
 Hope Still Alive for Basking Shark
Such a move would help regulate the trade in basking shark products such as fin, meat and cartilage and effectively reduce the deleterious impact of the trade on the basking shark, the second largest fish in the world.
“The basking shark has a low reproductive rate, has suffered significant population declines, and is under constant assault for the lucrative but cruel trade in their fins.
If positive action is taken now, basking sharks can be protected against the damaging effects of unregulated global trade.
www.hsus.org /press_and_publications/press_releases/hope_still_alive_for_basking_shark.html   (421 words)

  
 World Shark - Shark Pictures Information And Posters
Shark cartilage is used for dubious cancer "treatments." A growing demand for shark fin soup—a delicacy in parts of Asia—has led to an increase in the practice of “finning” a shark’s dorsal fin is cut off and the animal is thrown back into the water, unable to swim, dead within hours.
With sharks at the top of the ocean’s food chain, the slaughter of 100 million sharks a year (according to the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization) has a severe effect on the entire marine ecosystem.
There are estimated to be four hundred species of sharks in the world’s rivers, seas and oceans, and new ones are being discovered every year.
www.worldshark.com   (296 words)

  
 NetPets, Inc. / The Kids' Room / Fish Facts
Like other sharks, their entire skeleton is made of cartilage which people have in their outer ears and tips of their noses.
The Tiger shark is reported to be one of the most common types of shark which attack people.
Shark's have as many as eight teeth in a row in their mouths.
www.chirpingbird.com /netpets/html/classrm/fishfac1.html   (873 words)

  
 NetPets, Inc. / The Kids' Room / Fish Facts
Like other sharks, their entire skeleton is made of cartilage which people have in their outer ears and tips of their noses.
Shark's have as many as eight teeth in a row in their mouths.
One of the ways in which nature prepared the Nurse shark for all of this hanging around is to equip them with special sensory organs called "barbels" (no, not "barbells"!) that are used to find food on the ocean bottom.
www.chirpingbird.com /netpets/html/classrm/fishfac1.html   (873 words)

  
 World Shark - Shark Pictures Information And Posters
Shark cartilage is used for dubious cancer "treatments." A growing demand for shark fin soup—a delicacy in parts of Asia—has led to an increase in the practice of “finning” a shark’s dorsal fin is cut off and the animal is thrown back into the water, unable to swim, dead within hours.
With sharks at the top of the ocean’s food chain, the slaughter of 100 million sharks a year (according to the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization) has a severe effect on the entire marine ecosystem.
There are estimated to be four hundred species of sharks in the world’s rivers, seas and oceans, and new ones are being discovered every year.
www.worldshark.com   (296 words)

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