Two surfers bitten in one week

NEW SMYRNA BEACH (USA)- Two surfers were attacked this past week off the central Florida Coast.  Volusia County Beach Patrol reports that a shark got 19-year-old Daniel True on the ankle Friday morning, south of Ponce de Leon Inlet. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that True had been wading in about 4 feet of water. Officials say True made it […]

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Di Caprio calls fans for shark bill

LOS ANGELES (USA)- Movie star Leonardo DiCaprio is pleading with fans in California to back a bill banning the sale of shark fins in this U.S state. The Titanic star, a passionate animal rights campaigner, previously wrote a letter to officials in support of Assembly Bill 376, which would make it illegal to possess, sell or trade sought-after fins. Now DiCaprio is ramping […]

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Shark, dolphin or surfer?

SAN DIEGO (USA)- There’s been a lot of shark sighting at the beaches close to the Southern Californian city of San Diego. Lifeguards and fire officials last week closed portions of Mission Beach twice after they believed they saw a shark. On Wednesday, lifeguards closed the Children’s Pool in La Jolla after they saw a similar dorsal fin. A two-mile stretch […]

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New Shark Species in Food Market

TAIPEH (TAIWAN)- A new species of shark has been found. Not in the deep sea or at a distant tropical isle. No at the Taiwan food market. Squalus formosus (“Formosa” being a former name for Taiwan), likely wound up in the fish market in the same way most deep-ocean sharks do—as bycatch, accidentally ensnared during hunts for other fish. In fish markets, “it […]

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White sharks on exhibit

MONTEREY (USA)- For the sixth time, the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California has a young great white shark on exhibit. He was brought to Monterey from Malibu Wednesday, August 31, just thirteen days after he was collected by aquarium staff in waters off southern California near Marina del Rey. Young shark The young shark, a four-foot, seven-inch male weighing 43.2 […]

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200 mutilated sharks found

WAIHEKE ISLAND (NEW ZEALAND)- Around 200 sharks were discovered mutilated on Waiheke Island, but the Ministry of Fisheries says the practice is not illegal and they won’t be investigating. The Anti-Shark Finning Alliance is appalled by the discovery. ‘The sharks found without fins in the Hauraki Gulf would have experienced excruciating pain before they died.’  The director of the Anti-Shark Finning Alliance, […]

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Trophy hunters threaten sharks

ST. MAARTEN (NETHERLANDS ANTILLES) – Recently the Nature Foundation has been receiving reports that individuals are trophy hunting the resident shark population within the Man of War Shoal Marine Park and subsequently killing them. High value Sharks have a very high value to the ecology of the island and the island coral reef ecosystem, and they also are a major […]

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