Monthly Archives: June 2011
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
http://www.fishnewseu.com/latest-news/world/6061-shark-conservation-legislation-passed-in-chile.html 24 June 2011 THE Chilean Chamber of Deputies has unanimously passed legislation that bans the practice of shark finning in Chilean waters. The Senate must approve the current version of this bill before it moves to President Sebastián Piñera for … Continue reading
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/jun/24/australia-ningaloo-coast-unesco-world-heritage?CMP=twt_fd 24 June 2011 The Ningaloo coast in Australia, a vast complex of reefs, caves, streams and shallow waters, and the Kenya lake system in the great rift valley in Africa, an area of outstanding beauty and home to 13 threatened bird species, are … Continue reading
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/24/honduras-creates-a-shark-sanctuary/ 24 June 2011 In a sign that the global movement to protect sharks is picking up steam, Honduras is declaring its waters to be a permanent sanctuary for the fish.