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Sharks possess social personalities a new study shows

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Author(s): 
Jacoby DM et al.

Researchers from the Marine Biological Association and University of Exeter investigated the social interactions of captive juvenile small-spotted catsharks (Scyliorhinus canicula), a shark species native in the northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean. They found consistent differences in the social behaviour of individual sharks indicating that they possess individual social personalities.