Monthly Archives: June 2011

Sharks Caught in the Jaws of Tuna Fisheries

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sharks-caught-in-the-jaws-of-tuna-fisheries-124771878.html 30 June 2011 Governments will soon have a chance to help conserve populations of oceanic whitetip sharks, which have declined so much in the eastern Pacific that catch numbers have been reduced to almost zero. Advertisements

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Sharkonomics: What’s good for sharks is good for the economy.

http://www.slate.com/id/2297831/ 30 June 2011 You have probably not given a moment’s thought to how ideological leanings affect the creatures that have swum in our oceans for nearly 400 million years.

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From burros to whale sharks: Mexico’s wildest festivals

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/06/29/mexico_wildlife_festivals.DTL&type=travel 29 June 2011 With the vast array of wildlife hailing from Mexico, you’d think the country would be brimming with festivals paying tribute to the creatures that fascinate, amuse and sometimes frighten or annoy residents and visitors alike.

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Flying Sharks: Stunning Photos Of Ocean Predators In Action

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/28/shark-photos-flying-ocean_n_885159.html#s298829&title=In_the_Air 28 June 2011 It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a… shark? Husband-and-wife photography team Chris and Monique Fallows share their photos from Africa of the great white shark, a super-predator that can lunge ten feet from the ocean … Continue reading

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YouReporter spots Whale shark off Palm Beach

http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/region_c_palm_beach_county/palm_beach/youreporter-spots-whale-shark-off-palm-beach 28 June 2011 A fabulous sight about one mile off of The Breakers hotel. Diver and photographer Christopher Doherty sent several spectacular images of a 14-to-15 foot juvenile whale shark.

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Conservation Helps Shark Based Ecotourism To Thrive

http://www.irishweatheronline.com/news/marine/conservation-helps-shark-based-ecotourism-to-thrive/21835.html 27 June 2011 Shark populations over the last 50 years have decreased dramatically. From habitat degradation to overfishing and finning, human activities have affected their populations and made certain species all but disappear.

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Alaska’s North Pacific teems with marine life, new study says

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/alaskas-north-pacific-teems-marine-life-new-study-says 26 June 2011 Rich in nutrients and seasonally flush with schools of tasty fish, the Prince William Sound and the Kenai Fjords areas of the Gulf of Alaska regularly draw gobs of sharks, whales, pinnipeds and birds on epic … Continue reading

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