First fossil nursery of the great white shark discovered: Paleo-kindergarten ensured evolutionary success millions of years ago

ScienceDaily | May 22, 2020 at 5:35 PM
  • Young white sharks are born in designated breeding areas, where they are protected from other predators until they are large enough not to fear competitors any more.
  • Such nurseries are essential for maintaining stable and sustainable breeding population sizes, have a direct influence on the spatial distribution of populations and ensure the survival and evolutionary success of species.
  • Researchers have therefore intensified the search for such nurseries in recent years in order to mitigate current population declines of sharks by suitable protection measures.