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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 10,000 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 picture - green sawfish

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SHARKS WOUNDED BY PROPELLERS AND FISHING LINES

Sadly, it is not uncommon to see wounded sharks in the ocean. These images illustrate some of the injuries that sharks sustain when they come in contact with humans.

 

 

PROPELLER STRIKES AND BOAT COLLISIONS

Large sharks such as whale sharks and basking sharks that spend much of their time siphoning plankton near the surface, run a constant risk of being hit by ships propellers. The chances of this occurring increase dramatically in areas where shark watching tours are conducted.

 

Wounded Whale Shark

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JAW WOUNDS FROM LONG-LINES AND SPORT FISHING

Sharks that are desperate to escape from longlines often swim away with dislocated or broken jaws and sharks trailing leaders are more common in some areas than sharks without.

 

         

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