Monthly Archives: May 2011

Oregon Senate approves ban on sale of shark fins

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110531/NEWS03/705319886 31 May 2011 SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Senate unanimously approved a measure that would ban the sale of shark fins used in traditional Chinese soup. The measure approved Tuesday specifically prohibits “possessing, selling, offering for sale, trading or distributing” … Continue reading

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Grey Nurse shark public consultation commences

http://www.marinebusiness.com.au/news/grey-nurse-shark-public-consultation-commences 31 May 2011 NSW Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson today announced the commencement of public consultation on future management arrangements for the protection of grey nurse sharks in NSW, releasing a discussion paper.

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No Soup For You! Sharks Live To Swim Another Day

http://www.globalanimal.org/2011/05/30/no-soup-for-you-sharks-live-to-swim-another-day/40206/ 31 May 2011 The state Assembly came to the defense Monday of endangered sharks targeted by fishermen who amputate their fins then toss the live sharks back into the ocean.

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Missing Ningaloo shark Stumpy safe

http://www.perthnow.com.au/missing-ningaloo-shark-stumpy-safe/story-fn6mh6b5-1226065100464 29 May 2011 ONE of Ningaloo Reef’s favourite whale sharks, affectionately dubbed Stumpy by researchers, has returned to local shores after fears he had become a victim of the shark fin trade.

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Who’s your daddy?

http://deepseanews.com/2011/05/whos-your-daddy/ 28 May 2011 Jenny Schmidt from U. Illinois and her co-authors have uncovered a fascinating nugget of biology of the whale shark in a recent (and Open Access – w00t!) paper in Endangered Species Research.

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World’s biggest fish stars in Exmouth’s annual festival

http://www.etravelblackboard.com/article/119189/world8217s-biggest-fish-stars-in-exmouth8217s-annual-festival 27 May 2011 Exmouth will this weekend be celebrating the annual migration of the whale shark at the Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival 2011.

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A record 420 whale sharks gathered for feast

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43186577/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/record-whale-sharks-gathered-feast/ 26 May 2011 The whale sharks spied in one group off the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico two years ago numbered up to 420 — the largest gathering of the mysterious behemoths ever recorded, scientists said Wednesday.

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