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WHAT IS ELASMODIVER?

Not just Shark Pictures: Elasmodiver contains photos of sharks, skates, rays, and chimaera's from around the world. Elasmodiver began as a simple web based shark field guide to help divers find the best places to encounter the different species of sharks and rays that live in shallow water but it has slowly evolved into a much larger project containing information on all aspects of shark diving and shark photography.

There are now more than 5000 shark pictures  and sections on shark evolution, biology, and conservation. There is a large library of reviewed shark books, a constantly updated shark taxonomy page, a monster list of shark links, and deeper in the site there are numerous articles and stories about shark encounters. Elasmodiver is now so difficult to check for updates, that new information and pictures are listed on an Elasmodiver Updates Page that can be accessed here:

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Shark and Ray Mating and Courtship Pictures

A selection of images of different species of sharks and rays displaying courtship and mating behavior.

 

Courting Round Stingrays Urobatis halleri. The dark male round stingray is trying to subdue the female by holding onto her tail and pelvic region while she tries to escape. If he is successful, the female will eventually tire and allow him to settle onto her ventrum to ventrum (belly to belly) for mating to take place.

 

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Images of sharks with mating scars. Male sharks frequently bite the flank or pectoral area of the female to stay in position while mating takes place.

   

 

 

 

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