Monthly Archives: January 2012

Whale shark spotted in Cauayan

http://www.visayandailystar.com/2012/January/31/topstory6.htm 31 January 2012 A whale shark, locally known as “butanding” or ” tuki”, was sighted yesterday off the coast of Cauayan, Negros Occidental.

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In China, banning shark fin is uphill battle

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jan/31/world/la-fg-china-shark-fin-20120201 31 January 2012 Reporting from Beijing — Tucked away on a glossy menu in the Herbal Cafe, a Beijing restaurant known for its herbal teas and low-fat Cantonese dishes, is a little nod to environmental advocacy.

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Whale Sharks: Swimming With The World’s Biggest Fish In The Maldives And Beyond

http://www.forbes.com/sites/bethgreenfield/2012/01/31/whale-sharks-swimming-with-the-worlds-biggest-fish-in-the-maldives-and-beyond/ 31 January 2012 Whale sharks may be the world’s biggest fish—18 to 32 feet long and averaging 20 tons—but they don’t seem to have trouble hiding out in the sea.

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State mulls ban on shark fins

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/10333001-418/state-mulls-ban-on-shark-fins.html 30 January 2012 Illinois could be on its way to banning the possession and sale of shark fins if state lawmakers decide to take the bait this spring.

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Fishos catch whale shark on video

http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/article/2012/01/13/297281_news.html 13 January 2012 Kelso’s Neil Cuffe and sons Ryan, 23, and Lachlan, 20, had perfect conditions for viewing the 5.2m whale shark at Slasher’s Reef, off Townsville, last Friday.

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Lone shark in the desert sets record for most virgin births

http://www.examiner.com/pets-in-hartford/lone-shark-the-desert-sets-record-for-most-virgin-births 13 January 2012 She may be confined to a restaurant aquarium in the middle of the desert, and far from any males, but a female zebra shark “Zebedee”, has experienced “four straight years of ‘virgin’, births, a feat never … Continue reading

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Anger and tears as protected baby great white shark blugeoned to death at Sussex Inlet in front of children

http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/anger-and-tears-as-protected-baby-great-white-shark-blugeoned-to-death-at-sussex-inlet-in-front-of-children/story-e6frfq80-1226243144251 13 January 2012 FROM the shore, the group of small boats appeared to be doing the right thing – herding a shark that had swum into the long shallow channel back safely out to sea.

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Fury of environmentalists as pictures emerge of Rosie O’Donnell with dead hammerhead shark caught on family fishing trip

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2085225/Rosie-ODonnell-hot-water-killing-hammerhead-shark-family-fishing-trip.html 12 January 2012 Talk-show host Rosie O’Donnell has enraged environmentalists after being pictured with a dead hammerhead shark caught off the South Florida coast during a family fishing trip.  

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How Do Land Birds End Up In A Tiger Shark’s Belly?

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/01/12/145124536/how-do-land-birds-end-up-in-a-tiger-sharks-belly 12 January 2012 Scientists are facing a riddle. For two years, researchers at Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Alabama have been studying the diets of Tiger Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico and they found that the sharks not … Continue reading

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Editorial: A whale of a difference

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/opinion/2012/01/11/editorial-whale-difference-199883 11 January 2012 ONE of the more colorful interpretations of the new tourism promotion slogan for the Philippines shows a diver swimming behind a whale shark, with this slogan: “Chasing tail. More fun in the Philippines.”

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