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Survival of the Stillest: Predator Avoidance in Shark Embryos

  • Ryan M. Kempster mail,

    ryankempster@supportoursharks.com

    Affiliation: The Oceans Institute and the School of Animal Biology, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Nathan S. Hart,

    Affiliation: The Oceans Institute and the School of Animal Biology, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Shaun P. Collin

    Affiliation: The Oceans Institute and the School of Animal Biology, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Published: January 09, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0052551

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Media Coverage of This Article

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 14 Jan 2013 at 17:59 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: BBC Nature
Title: “BBC Nature - Shark embryos 'freeze' to evade predators”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/natu...

Publication: Business Insider
Title: “Embryonic Sharks Avoid Being Detected By Predators - Business Insider”
http://www.businessinside...

Publication: Discovery News
Title: “Baby Sharks Stay Still to Avoid Being Eaten : Discovery News”
http://news.discovery.com...

Publication: Eureka Alert
Title: “Baby sharks stay still to avoid being detected by predators”
http://www.eurekalert.org...

Publication: io9
Title: “Baby sharks may be the key to the ultimate shark repellent”
http://io9.com/5974536/ba...

Publication: Latinos Post
Title: “Shark Embryos Play Dead in Presence of Predators on the Prowl (VIDEO) : World : Latinos Post”
http://www.latinospost.co...

Publication: Mother Nature Network
Title: “Shark fetuses detect predators' electric fields | MNN - Mother Nature Network”
http://www.mnn.com/earth-...

Publication: National Geographic Daily News
Title: “Embryonic Sharks Freeze to Avoid Detection”
http://news.nationalgeogr...

Publication: New Scientist
Title: “Short Sharp Science: Unborn sharks freeze to avoid predators”
http://www.newscientist.c...

Publication: PHYS Org
Title: “Baby sharks stay still to avoid being detected by predators”
http://phys.org/news/2013...

Publication: ScienceNOW
Title: “Video: Shark Embryos Sense Electric Fields - ScienceNOW”
http://news.sciencemag.or...

Publication: Science Recorder
Title: “Signs of premonition in sharks? Sharks in egg cases can detect predators' fields | Science Recorder”
http://www.sciencerecorde...

Publication: The Australian News
Title: “Baby sharks help repellent research | The Australian”
http://www.theaustralian....

Publication: The Epoch Times
Title: “Baby Sharks Freeze to Prevent Predator Detection (Video) | Inspiring Discoveries | Science | Epoch Times”
http://www.theepochtimes....

Publication: The Register
Title: “Baby sharks are so HARDCORE they avoid baddies like tiny ninjas The Register”
http://www.theregister.co...

Publication: The Scientist
Title: “Predator-Savvy Shark Embryos | The Scientist Magazine”
http://www.the-scientist....

Publication: The Verge
Title: “Shark embryos avoid predators by keeping very still | The Verge”
http://www.theverge.com/2...

Publication: Times Live
Title: “Embryonic sharks keep still in eggs to survive - Times LIVE”
http://www.timeslive.co.z...

Publication: Wired
Title: “Baby Sharks Can Sense Danger, Even Before They're Born | Wired Science | Wired.com”
http://www.wired.com/wire...

Publication: Yahoo! News
Title: “Plugged In: Shark Fetuses Detect Predators' Electric Fields - Yahoo! News”
http://news.yahoo.com/plu...

Publication: Zee News
Title: “Shark pups play dead in predator's presence”
http://zeenews.india.com/...

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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 25 Jan 2013 at 23:21 GMT

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Publication: New York Times
Title: “Some Shark Embryos Can Detect Predators - NYTimes.com”
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