Fish news
Fish news
 
Category: Sharks & Rays
First census finds fewer White Sharks than expected in northeast Pacific Ocean
White shark

A team of researchers headed by Taylor Chapple, a UC Davis doctoral student, has made the first rigorous scientific estimate of White shark (Carcharodon carcharias) numbers in the northeast Pacific Ocean.

By with 0 comments
Florida researchers use satellites to find out more about the elusive Hammerhead shark
Hammerhead shark

Using satellite tag technology, research assistant professor Neil Hammerschlag and his colleagues have tracked a hammerhead shark during 62 days, as it journeyed from the southern coast of Florida to the middle of the Atlantic off the coast of New Jersey.

By with 0 comments
Stop The Massacre of Sharks, Ecologists from Sharm and Divers Implore

The government, no doubt panicking over the effects of recent shark attacks on tourism, is destroying the delicate ecological balance in the coastal regions of South Sinai, as well as hurting tourism, Sharm experts and divers have charged.

By with 0 comments
Sharks On Coast Hunted For Soup
Tiger shark

Hunters taking advantage of a Japanese delicacy are thought to be the reason that shark stocks have drastically declined off the Gold Coast beaches.

By with 0 comments
Aquarium Planning Major Shark Center
White shark

Who’s looking forward to Shark Week? Well in Brooklyn it’s going to be all year long!

By with 0 comments
Tagged Sharks Breaking Records

A blue shark which had been tagged was reeled in by a longliner off the south east coast of Africa. What’s so interesting about this tagged shark is that is has broken the record for distance traveled by any shark recorded by the GameFish Tagging Program.

By with 0 comments
Israeli Shark Attack Theory Blown Out of the Water by Expert:

A marine biologist from Sharm El Sheik has blown a conspiracy theory out of the water involving sharks. It appears that some people believe that some shark attacks last week oof the South Sinai resort of Sharm El-Sheikh were orchestrated by the Mossad, in a bid to try and ruin the tourist industry in Egypt.

By with 0 comments
Brazilian Environmentalists Sue: Shark Finning “An Unacceptable Crime”
Shark fins

A brazilian nonprofit Organization, known as The Environmental Justice Institute which happens to be located in Porto Alegre, has just initiated its fourth lawsuit against the industry of illegal shark finning. This time the trial will be held at the Federal Court in Belem, which is the capital of the Amazonian State of Para.

By with 0 comments
Atlantic Tuna Commission Takes Unprecedented Action to Protect Sharks: “Particularly Pleased”
Hammerhead shark

Shark Advocates International is giving a warm welcome to progress towards helping conserve sharks. This progress was made at the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) this week.

By with 0 comments
80 Year Old Shark Gets Groove On

After a stint of nineteen years in the park, the only sawfish at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, which is thought to be somewhere in the vicinity of eighty years of age, has been sent off to a breeding program in New Orleans, officials have commented.

By with 0 comments
Wrong Turn 450,000 Years Ago Landed Sharks In the Mediterranean
White shark

A simple wrong turn, no doubt by one or two pregnant females, somewhere in the vicinity of 450,000 years ago during climate changes, could have caused sharks to show up in a place they were no supposed to be. This is according to research which was Published this past Wednesday, in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

By with 0 comments
Cape Might Just be Next “Hot Spot” for Sharks
Tiger shark

The people in attendance mowed down on cheese and crackers, celery and crisps. But as soon as Greg Skomal, a state shark expert, opened up his mouth, he told them what it really meant to chow down.

By with 0 comments
Sharks of the Bahamas Facing Imminent Danger,
Shark fins

Are sharks going to be able to make it through the 21st century? This is the question which shark enthusiasts and conservationists the world over are contemplating. Shark populations are declining, and the inhumane practice of “finning” sharks appears to be at an all time high, despite efforts to stop the vile practice. Scientists say that if the sharks disappear, it will have drastic effects on the health of our oceans.

By with 0 comments
Whale Shark Stuck Fast with Nowhere to Go In Subic, Philippines
Whale shark

A tiny whale shark has been stuck with nowhere to go at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone’s waters, marine researches commented on Monday.

By with 0 comments
Call to Arms to Close the Loopholes in Shark Finning Ban in EU
Shark fins

Individuals involved in the European Parliament have commenced an initiative to more heavily enforce the EU ban on shark finning. Shark finning is a barbaric practice which involves capturing a shark, ripping of its fins, and tossing the rest overboard.

By with 0 comments