Sharks caught in Cayman waters, despite new law

Reefs of Cayman Islands. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons/Ray Bodden.

GEORGETOWN (CAYMAN ISLANDS)- Last april a new law forbids the fishing of sharks in Cayman waters. Yet fishermen are continuing to illegally catch and kill these creatures despite the protection afforded them by the National Conservation Law. The National Conservation Law provisions protecting certain species, including sharks, in the Cayman Islands went into effect this year on Earth Day (22 […]

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New York beach cleared after shark sighting

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NEW YORK CITY (USA)- Yesterday, Rockaway Beach in Queens, New York, was closed for a while by lifeguards after a bather reported seeing a shark. Rockaway Beach in Queens was filled with hundreds of people enjoying the nice weather. An Instagram user named Patricia Carbone estimated that the waters were evacuated from about 123rd Street to the far end of […]

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Australian surfers vote for ‘controlled’ cull

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BYRON BAY (AUSTRALIA)- Surfers on Australia’s New South Wales north coast have overwhelmingly and somehow unexpectedly voted for a partial cull of sharks. This vote was made last night following an unprecedented number of attacks and sightings along the world-famous coastline. Surfer Tadashi Nakahara was mauled to death in February and 11 others have been attacked, including body boarder Matt Lee […]

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17 great whites spotted in one day off Cape Cod

Great white. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons.

CHATHAM (USA)- New England is becoming more and more a hotspot for great whites. Last week scientists spotted no more than 17 great whites within a few miles of the Cape Cod shore. While a few thousand kilometers south people are experiencing a different kind of ‘summer of sharks’, in Massachusetts they are very happy. The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy […]

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Basking sharks filmed by drones

Basking shark off the coast of England, Porthcurno. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons/Candiche.

ISLE OF MULL (SCOTLAND)- The summer in Scotland is famed for watching basking sharks. These gentle sharks come close to the shores in the summer months in large numbers to look for a mate. Isle of Mull-based Sea Life Surveys said it had observed about 100 of the creatures off Coll. They have filmed the gentle giants from the air […]

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