Market mislabeling of shark meat

Genetic tools are slowly revealing high volumes of mislabelling/ substitution in fish markets, and even sales of endangered or prohibited species. Whilst the EU is working to improve¬†tractability and protect consumers, a recent study has revealed astonishingly high amounts of mislabelling¬†among shark products in Greek markets… Despite being an endangered group, Elamobranch meat remains a…

ElasmOlympics- 1st edition

What elasmobranch would win the 100 m sprint? Or the high jump? Or synchronised swimming? Keep reading to find out more about the most impressive sharks and rays… 100 m sprint Winner: So what elasmobranch would beat Usain Bolt in the 100m sprint? Well, probably the fastest shark in the world: the shortfin mako (Isurus…

Species new to science

Elasmobranchs are among the most endangered vertebrates, with around 25% of species now threatened with extinction. However, effective conservation is being hindered by taxonomic confusion; the high levels of morphological similarities among living organisms mean it is difficult to classify elasmobranchs into accurate species groupings. DNA sequencing technologies have even identified ‘cryptic’ species within this…