Monthly Archives: July 2011

Swimming with the sharks

http://www.mnn.com/home-blog/guest-columnist/blogs/swimming-with-the-sharks 28 July 2011 I am not a morning person, but I’m on a motorboat at 8:30 a.m., en route to a patch of the Caribbean more than an hour’s ride from Cancun, Mexico, scanning the waves for fins. Whale … Continue reading

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The Men Who Tag Great White Sharks

http://blogs.abc.net.au/victoria/2011/07/the-men-who-tag-great-white-sharks.html 26 July 2011 Barry Bruce tags great white sharks.  His team of researchers attract sharks with a trail of berley, then using a careful method to avoid injuring the shark, they catch it and place a transmitter on the top … Continue reading

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The tragedy of shark fin soup

http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/837001/the-tragedy-of-shark-fin-soup 26 July 2011 Shark Week on the Discovery Channel starts this Sunday, giving landlubbers and seaphiles alike insight on these fascinating ocean animals. Though sharks are typically maligned as man-eating killers, believe it or not, they are in far … Continue reading

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Diver Befriends Whale Shark

http://www.globalanimal.org/2011/07/26/diver-befriends-whale-shark-gallery/46527/ 26 July 2011 How many people meet a shark and live to tell about it? Well, a diver off Islas Mujeres, Mexico sure got a scare when he thought a whale shark wanted him for lunch. Luckily, these magnificent … Continue reading

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Whale Sharks Meet The Mexican Coast

http://www.trcbnews.com/whale-sharks-meet-the-mexican-coast/114348/ 25 July 2011 Every summer hundreds of whale sharks congregate to reproduce themselves. This summer hundreds of them have met up for their congregation in the Gulf of Mexico.

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‘Marine massacre’: Hundreds of dead sharks buried at sea

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43882266/ns/world_news-world_environment/ 25 July 2011 Hundreds of dead sharks illegally fished inside Ecuador’s Galapagos National Park were returned to the sea after scientists counted and sampled what one expert called a “marine massacre.”

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Brutal hunt gives a Ningaloo thrill

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/brutal-hunt-gives-a-ningaloo-thrill/story-e6frg13u-1226100413409 23 July 2011 These images captured off Ningaloo reef this week show a giant humpback whale shielding its two calves from four killer whales. In an extraordinary manoeuvre, the mother dived under one of her calves and lifted it on … Continue reading

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