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Sharks

: : ISAF 2013 Worldwide Shark Attack Summary
: : UF 2013 Report on Yearly ISAF Shark Attack Summary
: : A Re-Evaluation of the Size of the White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) Population off California, USA
: : Great White Shark population in good health along California coast, UF study finds
: : Seasonal Distribution and Historic Trends in Abundance of White Sharks, Carcharodon carcharias, in the Western North Atlantic Ocean
: : New Shark Book by FPSR Staff Available!
: : SAVE THE SAWFISH GUY HARVEY + FLORIDA MUSEUM FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
: : Florida Program for Shark Research Receives $24,000 from Disney to Support Sawfish Conservation
: : Save the Sawfish Fundraising Campaign Now Underway
: : "Historic" day for shark protection
: : Great white surfaces near Tybee Island
: : New ancient shark species gives insight into origin of great white
: : Shark photos circulating after Hurricane Sandy prove fake
: : Australian state calls for shark cull after five fatalities
: : Video shows failure of electronic shark deterrent
: : Database Internship Annoucements!
: : Basking sharks tracked from Canada to Cuba
: : Guy Harvey Scholars for 2012 announced. Congratulations to our own Felipe Carvalho
: : World's first hybrid shark found in Australia
: : Shark warning website planned for Australia
: : Shark fin soup ban gains traction in Asia
: : Colombia and Costa Rica join forces against illegal shark fishing
: : Decrease in shark numbers poses risk to Great Barrier
: : Protected baby great white shark blugeoned to death
: : Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for the Largetooth Sawfish
: : UF Study Shows Some Sharks Follow ‘Mental Map’ To Navigate Seas
: : Federal Register - Listing Endangered and Threatened Species: 90-Day Finding on a Petition to List Six Species of Sawfishes as Endangered or Threatened Species Under the Endangered Species Act
: : UF News: UF researchers Track Ocean-Crossing Migration Of Blue Shark
: : UF News: UF Alumni Give Florida Museum Research Boat For Shark Program
: : UF News: Oil Spill Threatens Toothy Marine Predator That Is Cultural And Historic Icon
: : UF News: Case Study Analyzes Why, Where And When Of Leading Shark Attack Site
: : UF Study: Preserved Shark Fossil Adds Evidence To Great White’s Origins
: : Graduate Student Felipe Carvalho receives the Alec Courtelis Award!
: : International Sawfish Encounter Database: Sawfish Encounter Reporting Form
: : International Sawfish Encounter Database: Cuestionario para Reportar Encuentros con el Pez Sierra
: : International Sawfish Encounter Database Announcement
: : Anuncio sobre la Base Nacional de Encuentros con el Pez Sierra
: : Ataques Del Tiburón En Perspectiva
: : Consejos Para Reducir El Riesgo De Tener Un Encuentro Con Un Tiburón (Para Nadadores)
: : Graduate Student Felipe Carvalho Wins "Best Student Poster Award"











Sharks

sharks

Sharks are one of the many research interests of the Ichthyology Division. Here you will find an abundant source of information about sharks, including current shark research, the shark fishery, and shark conservation.

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Sawfish

sharks

Sawfishes are in trouble worldwide. This section includes how you can get involved with conservation efforts and the importance of reporting sawfish encounters to the recovery plan for the smalltooth sawfish.

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Collection

Collection

The University of Florida ichthyology collection represents a rich resource of biodiversity information and is an unparalleled source of information on three key south Florida ecosystems, Florida Bay, the Everglades, and the Florida Keys. Search for specimens using our online database.

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Freshwater Research

freshwater research

About 27,650 species of extant fishes are known, and approximately 11,300 species, or 41% of all fish species live in freshwater. Here you will find information about our freshwater research, including the All Catfish Species Inventory (ACSI).

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Organizations

Organizations

The Ichthyology division works closely with many organizations involved in the study and conservation of fishes and sharks including the International Shark Attack File (ISAF) and the Sawfish Implementation Team (SIT).

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Aquatic Image Gallery

Image Gallery

In our Aquatic Image Gallery you'll find a wide variety of fish species photographed by world renowned underwater photographers along with the work of several skilled scientific illustrators. (Left: Scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) © Pasquale Pascullo)

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Biological Profiles

Biological Profiles

The biological profile section of our page contains species profiles on fishes in our image gallery. New species are being added, so check back often.

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South Florida

South Florida

Take an in-depth tour through three imperiled south Florida environments - the Everglades, Florida Bay, and Florida Keys. Test your knowledge with interactive games and learn how you can help preserve these unique habitats.

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Education

Education

The education section of our page is geared toward middle school ages and up. There is something here for the everyone from the novice to the advanced.

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Just for Kids

Just for Kids

The Just for Kids section of our pages is for elementary to middle school ages. Learn fun and fascinating facts about fishes and sharks. Let learning take you underwater!

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Meetings

Meetings

Here you will find news, dates and registration information for upcoming meetings and conferences on fishes and sharks.

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Staff

Staff

Come and meet the people that operate the Ichthyology Division. This page also contains contact information for the University of Florida, Museum of Natural History, Ichthyology Division personnel.

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Links

Links

Other informative and interesting sites dealing with ichthyology and sharks.

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Site

Site

See what we have planned for the future. Check out our web site statistics. The number of hits, user sessions and pages viewed statistics are calculated from the program Webtrends.

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