Sharks have long-distance relationships

Published on
November 11, 2021

The starry smooth-hound’s love life is complicated, WUR researchers discovered.

There are many starry smooth-hound sharks (Mustelus asterias) just off the coast of Zeeland in the summer. But in the winter, they disappear without a trace. Where do they go? The Dutch sports fisheries organisation and 25 fishers joined forces with Wageningen Marine Research to unravel this mystery.

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