Subject: sharks in freshwater

roman (jroman@GNV.IFAS.UFL.EDU)
Thu, 04 Mar 1999 11:00:19 +0100

>How long can a shark live in fresh water?  Year ago it was reported that
>a small shark was caught in the Ohio river at Cincinnati. I suppose that
>it was either transported there or it made its way there from the Gulf
>coast.  The shark was almost dead when it was caught.
>Bob Turner

Dear Bob:

Sorry, my specialty is whales, not sharks.  But I did find a site for you
on the Internet that might be helpful:

Maintained by researchers of elasmobranchs (sharks, skates and rays), this
site has many helpful links, and at the bottom of the page there's an
address for a discussion group.  One of the shark biologists in that group
might be able to help you with your question.

Good luck,


Joseph Roman
University of Florida
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
PO Box 12253
Gainesville, FL 32604
(352) 379-8096