Summer’s here, shark patrol ready

ADELAIDE (AUSTRALIA)- Summer’s arrived in southern Australia. The popular coast will be crowded with people wanting to go in the ocean. Shark patrols sharply scan the waters for big predators coming too close to the people. Quite a serious job. Shark patrol flights will be making hourly sweeps along Adelaide’s most popular beaches at peak swimming times this summer. The annual […]

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Shark fin traders: ‘It’s a conspiracy’

HONG KONG (CHINA)- Shark fin traders in Hong Kong say only a few people know the truth about sharks. The shark fin industry is being targeted by an anti-Chinese conspiracy led by “Western” environmental groups like Greenpeace. Talk of a dramatic decline in shark populations around the world is rubbish,  they say, dismissing research showing an eight-fold jump in threatened shark species […]

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Sharks thrive in Arabian Gulf

ABU DHABI (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)- The shark population in the Arabian Gulf is much higher that thought to be. So concludes Rima Jabado, a Lebanese-born Canadian doctorate student at UAE University in Al Ain, who embarked on the first scientific survey of the shark population of the Gulf, a scientific cul-de-sac that until then had been strangely ignored, despite worldwide concern […]

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Robert Stewart speaks

OAKVILLE (CANADA)- “Sharks — the fish we fear the most is also the one we cannot live without.” It was a simple, yet strong, statement delivered from award-winning Toronto filmmaker Rob Stewart during his visit to Appleby College in Oakville last week. The 31-year-old activist, famous for his movie Sharkwater spoke to hundreds of students to raise awareness of the impact that […]

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Shark returns home after trip

AUCKLAND (NEW ZEALAND)- Grim, the tagged New Zealand Great White  is returning home after an epic journey through the tropical waters of Fiji, Tonga and Niue. Researchers of the Department of Conservation have been tracking him for more than twelve months.  ‘Grim’ is the first shark being tagged for so lang. The researchers tagged him at Stewart Island in March last year and […]

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