Threshers and Silky sharks get extra protection through CITES

Silky shark. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons/Syn.

Good news for thresher sharks (Alopias spp), silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis), and mobula rays (Mobula spp)! The Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) voted in favor of listing them in Appendix II. Species listed in Appendix II are to be closely monitored to ensure that trade does not cause the species to become threatened […]

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Rare footage of a six-gill shark in its environment

Six-gill shark. Photo: Seattle Aquarium.

There are so many shark videos circling the internet, but this shark is not often among them: the six-gill shark. This primitive shark was around in the time of the dinosaurs and is the world’s third-largest predatory shark. A team working with OceanGate, an organization that provides subsea research and exploration, filmed the shark alongside a posse of dogfish earlier this month. […]

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Dutch Caribbean Shark Week kicks off

341940Tiger shark with lemon sharks. FlickrCC:Kevin Bryant

Tomorrow, the Dutch Caribbean Shark Week kicks off. From June 18th to 26th throughout the Dutch Kingdom numerous events and activities will be hosted highlighting the importance of better protection of sharks. From The Netherlands to the Caribbean islands Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten.  In the Netherlands, as well as on the islands , Jörgen Raymann is an ambassador for […]

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Snorkel trip meets great white in Florida

Great white of Dunsbourogh beach. Photo: Twitter.

ISLAMORADA (USA)- Foreign exchange students who were exploring the underwater beauty of Florida at Alligator Reef were suddenly yelled out of the water when all of a sudden a 4 meter big great white came cruising by. Under water suddenly the barracudas ran away. Franco Sorvetto, one of the exchange program organizers, saw it then — a great white shark only 7 […]

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Japanese fishermen hook Megamouth shark


It is one of the most amazing sharks of them all: the megamouth. A deep water shark with, as its name suggest, as huge impressive mouth. Japanese fishermen caught one as bycatch yesterday near the Mie Prefecture around three miles off the Owase Port. It is estimated the shark weighed around one ton (907kg) and was around 5 metres long. […]

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