Shark migration and movement

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Article by Rowena Fletcher-Wood, via Things We Don’t Know

There is no doubt that climate change affects many species – their food sources, their behavioural patterns, and the environments in which they are happy to live. Sharks are cartilaginous fish related to rays – and one of our most poorly understood animals. They inhabit a very alien environment to us and behave very differently. We don’t fully understand what drives them to migrate, although it has been suggested that climate change is a factor. Scientists are eager to explore their regular and irregular excursions.

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