Mastering metabolism for shark and ray survival

1 Aug 2019
Bluespotted ray
The bluespotted stingray, generally found from Indonesia to Japan, and most of Australia.

Understanding the internal energy flow – including the metabolism – of large ocean creatures like sharks and rays could be key to their survival in a changing climate, according to a new study.

University of Queensland PhD candidate Christopher Lawson led a team of researchers investigating the bioenergetics of sharks and rays; data which may reveal how they will fare in a drastically changing ocean.

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