Daily Archives: September 12, 2011

Shark Science Monday: Jen Caselle discusses the recovery of shark populations in California

http://networkedblogs.com/mUZfd 12 September 2011 In this week’s edition of Shark Science Monday, Jen Caselle of UC Santa Barbara discusses how the banning of gill nets in Southern California led to population recoveries of several species of sharks.

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Sharks were once small, harmless fish

http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/sharks-were-once-small-harmless-fish_731147.html 12 September 2011 In popular imagination, sharks are fearsome predators looking for their next unfortunate victim. But researchers say many shark species were relatively small, harmless fishes living in lakes and rivers more than 200 million years ago.

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Shark-Fin Vote Adds to Pressure on Hong Kong

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/12/shark-fin-vote-adds-to-pressure-on-hong-kong/ 12 September 2011 As Elisabeth Rosenthal reported in Sunday’s Times, the battle to protect the world’s endangered shark population has passed another major milestone with a California Senate vote that bans the possession, sale and distribution of shark fins.

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Taking Shark-Fin Soup Off the Menu

http://ecocentric.blogs.time.com/2011/09/12/taking-shark-fin-soup-off-the-menu/ 12 September 2011 For a delicacy that can command such a high price—and which has caused so much devastation in the sea—shark-fin soup is practically tasteless.

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