Small Catsharks Can be Gregarious or Less Social

October 2, 2014 3:53 PM

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Small Catsharks Can be Gregarious or Less Social

Most pet owners realize that different dogs and cats have different personalities. But did you know that sharks also vary when it comes to social interactions? Scientists have found that while some sharks are gregarious and seek out social connections, others are more solitary.

In animals, personalities are usually defined by individual characteristics, such as how exploratory, bold or aggressive an animal is. In order to find out whether sharks can display these differing traits, the researchers recorded the social interactions of juvenile small spotted catsharks in capti...

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