Monthly Archives: March 2012
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/17300830/maui-man-rescues-shark 31 March 2012 A dive instructor working out of a Maui resort risked possible injury Monday when he cut loose a 5-foot white tip reef shark that was tethered by a fishing line to a reef off Kaanapali.
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/03/30/4379870/pacific-tuna-commission-protects.html 30 March 2012 Fishing nations of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) today agreed to protect oceanic whitetip sharks based on a U.S. proposal, while an Australian proposal to ban intentional setting of purse seine nets on … Continue reading
http://www.kuam.com/story/17291875/guam-among-first-to-protect-sharks 29 March 2012 Roughly 60% of the world’s tuna is supplied by the Western and Pacific Regions. Key players from around the world meet to discuss ways to sustain tuna populations for the future.
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/onairhighlights/australia-moves-to-protect-whales-dophins-and-whale-sharks 29 March 2012 Figures prepared by Canberra estimate over 1000 whales and dolphins, as well as 56 whale sharks, died in 2009 as a result of tuna fishing in the region.
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/3/prweb9340741.htm 28 March 2012 Shark Stewards, a non-profit shark conservation organization based in California, announced the launch of its new Chicago-based chapter to support shark conservation in Illinois.
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/03/27/pitcairn-islands-expedition-getting-to-know-the-henderson-sharks/ 27 March 2012 This morning we arrived at Henderson Island, where in 1820 three survivors of the wreck of the whaling ship Essex lived for more than 4 months after their ship was sunk by a bull sperm whale, and while … Continue reading
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57405337/twin-hammerhead-shark-species-sparks-concern/ 27 March 2012 Scientists recently confirmed that endangered scalloped hammerhead sharks have a fishy twin – a newfound species, still unnamed, that is distinct, yet very closely resembles the threatened sharks.
http://www.voxbikol.com/article/frequent-whale-shark-strandings-san-miguel-bay-alarm-experts 26 March 2012 Experts from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) are alarmed at the frequent beaching of whale sharks in San Miguel Bay.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/27/science/rachel-graham-the-aquatic-jane-goodall-speaking-up-for-sharks.html?_r=1 26 March 2012 Among conservation biologists, Rachel Graham is sometimes called the aquatic Jane Goodall: She has developed new information about the lives of her research subjects and, like the famous primatologist, she has successfully deployed science to create … Continue reading
http://www.newswise.com/articles/hammerhead-shark-double-whammy#.T3CUzP0YZ-k.facebook 26 March 2012 Identity confusion between a new, yet unnamed shark species, originally discovered off the eastern United States by Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center (NSU-OC) researchers, and its look-alike cousin—the endangered scalloped hammerhead shark—may threaten the survival of … Continue reading