Category Archives: General News

Tagging project delay defended

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/newshome/13337948 4 April 2012 The next phase of a project to tag great white sharks could begin within weeks in the South West and a crew is expected to go to Kalbarri today to try to tag sharks after three … Continue reading

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Shark census

http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=197747 4 April 2012 THE seas around our 300-plus islands are abuzz with anticipation for the Great Fiji Shark Count. From tourism operators, adventurers, marine researchers, coastal fishermen, deep sea anglers, anyone with a love for the blue and the wonders … Continue reading

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‘We didn’t know touching whale sharks was wrong’

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/171535/we-didnt-know-touching-whale-sharks-was-wrong 3 April 2012 The small coastal  barangay of North Granada in Boljoon town, southern Cebu, pleaded ignorance after being heavily criticized for mishandling a  whale shark that was stranded there.

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Indonesia’s Shark Fin Trade

http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4392&Itemid=202 3 April 2012 The lowly reef shark, it seems, is not a very dangerous beast despite its menacing appearance. It grows to be anywhere from 5 to 10 feet in length, constantly hunting squid and shellfish as well as … Continue reading

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Facebook photo of hapless whale shark sparks online outrage

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/171005/facebook-photo-of-hapless-whale-shark-sparks-online-outrage 2 April 2012 A Facebook photo of a girl riding atop a whale shark and assisted by a native in barangay Granada in Boljoon town, southern Cebu stirred up a tempest of outrage among the Filipino cyber community yesterday.

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New hammerhead shark species is identified

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/04/01/2725168/new-hammerhead-shark-species-is.html 1 April 2012 Nearly seven years ago, scientists from Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center sampling sharks caught on charter boats off Fort Lauderdale stumbled on a startling discovery: some of the sharks that looked like scalloped hammerheads were actually … Continue reading

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Shark fin bans

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/2012/04/01/gIQAKfwcpS_graphic.html 1 April 2012 The movement to ban the sale and trade of shark fins is taking shape across the country, including in Maryland, where a bill passed the Senate this week and is pending in the House of Delegates.

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