Monthly Archives: February 2012

Beyond Shark Fin

http://www.forbes.com/global/2012/0312/sidelines-asia-beyond-shark-fin-tim-ferguson.html 29 February 2012 It’s a truism that as wealth grows out of industrialization, environmental conditions begin to improve. The consciousness usually has to rise well ahead of the results–see China today, for example. Advertisements

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An Underwater Serengeti

http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/eij/article/an_underwater_serengeti 29 February 2012 Jacques Cousteau described Cocos Island as the most beautiful island in the world, and the few people who have a chance to visit would likely agree with the praise. Located about halfway between Costa Rica (to … Continue reading

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Whale sharks’ food scarce

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/local-news/2012/02/29/whale-sharks-food-scarce-208843 29 February 2012 A fishermen’s group in a village in Oslob town, Cebu, spent nearly P2,000 a day for krill or “uyap” to be fed to whale sharks, which have been drawing tourists to this sleepy town since September … Continue reading

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A rare whale shark encounter at the Tathra wharf

http://www.naroomanewsonline.com.au/news/local/news/general/a-rare-whale-shark-encounter-at-the-tathra-wharf/2472319.aspx 29 February 2012 ANGLERS and tourists on the Tathra wharf were treated to the spectacular sight of a massive whale shark slowly cruising past on Wednesday evening.

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Keeping Scotland’s whales, dolphins and sharks safe

http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/scotland-whales2012.html#cr 29 February 2012 A new report on whales, dolphins and basking sharks in the Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters should help inform marine energy development in the area.

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Shark’s journey a first for science

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/feb/13/sharks-journey-first-science/ 26 February 2012 An electronic ID tag from a rare shark spotted off the county’s coast in June has popped to the surface near Hawaii, providing local marine researchers with an unprecedented look into the long-distance movements of the … Continue reading

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Philippines’ sharks under siege from poachers, lawmaker warns

http://gulfnews.com/news/world/philippines/philippines-sharks-under-siege-from-poachers-lawmaker-warns-1.986477 26 February 2012 A lawmaker expressed concern over the survival of sharks in the country’s waters, as she said that continued poaching caused by the sharks’ fin blackmarket could spell the demise of the creatures from Philippine seas.

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