Oltre agli squali (1, 2), nelle nostre acque italiane vivono anche 31 specie di razze, pastinache e torpedini, loro parenti stretti, eccole qui descritte.
Translation: In addition to the sharks (1,2), in our Italian waters also live 31 species of rays, stingrays and torpedoes, their close relatives, here they are described.
The small-eyed rabbitfish, also called the Atlantic chimaera, is an animal primarily found on deepwater slopes and seamounts at depths of 300 to 2,410 m, most commonly found below 1,000 m. Scientifically called Hydrolagus affinis, little is known about them (like other chimaeras).
What's not to like about sharks and tagging of sharks? The correct answer is, "You're right, we love that kind of stuff!" Which is why you're going to love this next Behind the Fins interview we have for you: Phil Doherty! And not only does he tag sharks (basking shark tagging data was the basis of his PhD) but he studies a few other animals as well-- and these relationships they all have come together to create a healthy ecosystem!
TFUI Founder Melissa C. Marquez is author of all animal bios and "Behind the Fins" segments.
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