Monthly Archives: September 2011

Baby sharks birthed in artificial uterus

http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/09/baby-sharks-birthed-in-artificial-uterus.ars 29 September 2011 An artificial uterus, designed to give live birth to sharks, rests in the lab of the Port Stephens Fisheries Institute, in the New South Wales. It’s an atypical maternity ward. Advertisements

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Say aaaaahhh! How world’s biggest shark (thankfully) finds small fry like humans hard to swallow

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2043235/Worlds-biggest-shark-finds-small-fry-like-humans-hard-swallow.html 29 September 2011 It’s got jaws that could easily swallow a diver whole – but thankfully humans are definitely not on the menu for this monster of the deep.  

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New analysis confirms sharks are in trouble

http://insciences.org/article.php?article_id=10382 28 September 2011 Sharks are in big trouble on the Great Barrier Reef and worldwide, according to an Australian-based team who have developed a world-first way to measure rates of decline in shark populations.

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Mike Sweeney Mike Sweeney Executive director, The Nature Conservancy – California GET UPDATES FROM Mike Sweeney Like 8 The Fin Trade Has Jumped the Shark

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-sweeney/the-fin-trade-has-jumped-_b_978324.html 27 September 2011 On September 20, 1977 the character Fonzie played by Henry Winkler made television history. He was one of the stars of Happy Days, and in the episode that aired that night he literally jumped over a … Continue reading

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Long-distance Shark Dive: Success and Failure

http://news.discovery.com/adventure/long-distance-shark-dive-110925.html#mkcpgn=rssnws1 25 September 2011 Sometimes, life’s biggest lessons come not when everything goes as planned but when everything goes wrong. Early Saturday morning, as Discovery News reported last week, undersea explorer Scott Cassell set off  from Catalina Island with two … Continue reading

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Manta slaughter

http://tracc-borneo.org/2011/09/manta-slaughter/ 25 September 2011 The slaughter of sharks and now, mantas for shark fin soup is relentless.  The globally decimated shark populations around the region is prompting Asian chefs to look for manta…

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Another Industrial Shark Fishing Vessel is apprehended in Galapagos

http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=92366 24 September 2011 Inspectors pull the dead sharks from the hold of the vessel. Galapagos hasn’t fully recovered from the one of the largest shark poaching cases this past July, when yet another vessel was caught inside the Galapagos … Continue reading

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