Monthly Archives: April 2011

Oregon House passes bill banning shark fin soup

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2014913651_aporxgrsharkfinban1stldwritethru.html 29 April 2011 The Oregon House on Friday unanimously passed a bill that would ban the sale of shark fins used in a traditional Chinese soup. Advertisements

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Possible whale shark spotted by bay divers

http://www.theleader.com.au/news/local/news/environment/possible-whale-shark-spotted-by-bay-divers/2146273.aspx 29 April 2011 THE world’s biggest fish, the endangered whale shark, has reportedly been spotted in Botany Bay. Three instructors from Ramsgate diving school Abyss Scuba Diving — Carl Fallon, Rachael Fallon and Kristy Dean — said they spotted the … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz shark expert sidelined from Redwood City marine investigation

http://www.mercurynews.com/san-mateo-county/ci_17955759?source=rss&nclick_check=1 28 April 2011 Most folks run from sharks. Sean Van Sommeran runs to them. Since 1990, Van Sommeran has headed the Santa Cruz-based Pelagic Shark Research Foundation, a small but zealous band of dedicated shark lovers who strive to ensure … Continue reading

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Sharks found with fins removed

http://www.warwickdailynews.com.au/story/2011/04/28/sharks-found-with-fins-removed-moffat-beach/ 28 April 2011 A MOFFAT Beach resident was upset to discover two metre-long sharks with their tails and fins removed on the banks of Tooway Creek at Moffat Beach earlier this week.

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Scientists can track origin of shark fins using ‘zip codes’ in their DNA

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-04/sbu-sct042611.php 27 April 2011 STONY BROOK, NY, April 27, 2011–An international team of scientists, led by the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University, has used DNA to determine that groups of dusky sharks (Carcharhinus obscurus) and copper … Continue reading

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Shark Fin Soup Served At Over 55 NYC Restaurants, But Not Shun Lee West

http://gothamist.com/2011/04/27/shark_fin_soup_served_at_over_55_ny.php 27 April 2011 The Humane Society tells us that, by their count, the controversial shark fin soup is on the menu in at least 55 restaurants in NYC. But one restaurant that used to belong to their ranks, Shun Lee West, has … Continue reading

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Whale shark tagged off Qatari coast

http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=430710&version=1&template_id=36&parent_id=16 26 April 2011 “Qatar stands out as a hot spot for whale sharks in this region with large aggregations being spotted offshore on an annual basis,” British scholar David Henderson, who recently signed an agreement with the Ministry of … Continue reading

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