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Category Archives: Ecocean News
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2012.03250.x/abstract 22 March 2012 This study gives an account of spatial and temporal distribution of whale shark Rhincodon typus catch events in China on the basis of historical records and information obtained from interviews with fishing industry stakeholders.
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/11438028/tourists-jump-aboard-ningaloo-campaign/ 7 November 2011 It is an image that is at the heart of the State Government’s tourism advertising campaign: a giant whale shark rising out of the blue depths with an awe-struck swimmer in tow.
Citizen scientists: finding distant planets, solving protein structures, tracking wildlife, and more
http://green.tmcnet.com/news/2011/09/22/5798985.htm 22 September 2011 Here are more of our favorite citizen science projects: Ecocean Whale Shark Photo-identification Library: Co-developed by Portland resident Jason Holmberg, the online library uses tourist photographs of whale shark spot patterns and scars to track individual … Continue reading
http://www.forbes.com/sites/raykwong/2011/09/06/california-goes-soup-nazi-no-shark-fin-soup-for-you/ 6 September 2011 UPDATE: You can help end shark fin sales in California with a call or email to your senator urging a YES vote on AB 376. Unless there’s a fly in the legislative soup, sharks will have … Continue reading
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/society/life-at-ningaloo-stumpy-the-whale-shark.htm 16 August 2011 By now it’s well established that whale sharks love Ningaloo Marine Park in Western Australia. Each year between March and July (and sometimes longer) whale sharks gather along WA’s famous Ningaloo Reef for a planktonic feeding … Continue reading
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h0hRf1qToQ9D9hO3RSRe9ziIODeA?docId=CNG.f86f7de5aa4632fa5f9294df8b17a703.741 15 August 2011 An ambitious plan to create the world’s largest shark sanctuary in the Pacific Ocean will struggle to succeed without support from locals, a conservationist warned on Tuesday.
http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/brutal-hunt-gives-a-ningaloo-thrill/story-e6frg13u-1226100413409 23 July 2011 These images captured off Ningaloo reef this week show a giant humpback whale shielding its two calves from four killer whales. In an extraordinary manoeuvre, the mother dived under one of her calves and lifted it on … Continue reading
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/jun/24/australia-ningaloo-coast-unesco-world-heritage?CMP=twt_fd 24 June 2011 The Ningaloo coast in Australia, a vast complex of reefs, caves, streams and shallow waters, and the Kenya lake system in the great rift valley in Africa, an area of outstanding beauty and home to 13 threatened bird species, are … Continue reading
http://www.streetinsider.com/Press+Releases/Pacific+Island+Countries+Step+Up+Shark+Conservation+Efforts/6596569.html 22 June 2011 The Association of Pacific Island Legislatures (APIL) issued a resolution last week stressing the need for additional actions to protect sharks.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10729645 1 June 2011 You know a Whale Shark, like a Leopard, by its spots. People who take photos of a Whale Shark can upload those images to the ECOCEAN Whale Shark Photo-Identification Library to help with research.