Shark-free marinas

A new green initiative is afoot to save sharks. More and more marinas close harbour for the landing of dead sharks and call themselves ‘Shark-Free  Marinas’.  A shark-friendly marina discourages the recreational killing of sharks and can register to officially become shark friendly. Under the Shark-Free Marina Initiative, a marina registers, at no cost, to become shark-free or shark-friendly. A […]

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Baby threshers under study

SAN DIEGO (USA)- Before dawn last week, the crew of the fishing boat Outer Banks set four miles of long-lines off San Diego Harbor, angling for a good catch of young thresher sharks in hopes of preserving the fishery. Through an annual study, scientists from the National Marine Fisheries Service capture, tag and track thresher sharks —- a popular commercial […]

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Shark victim wanted to swim with sharks

LONDON (UK)- Shark victim Michael Cohen from the UK, who was attacked last week in South Africa by a great white, had a fascination with Great Whites and for “years” repeatedly ­ignored warnings not to swim in the waters that are home to the world’s largest ­population of these predators. Or so the British newspaper Mirror reports. The British accountant […]

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Whale carcass attracts sharks

  Dead whale washed ashore (photo: News.com.au) POINT LOOKOUT (AUSTRALIA)- A 14.5 metre-long humpback whale carcass is attracting sharks to a beach, with swimmers being warned to stay out of the water. The whale became stranded on Main Beach 2km south of Point Lookout, Queensland, yesterday afternoon and had been attracting the interest of both locals and sharks. The adult […]

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Controverse over PETA ad

ANNA MARIA ISLAND (USA)- Last week a shark-attack victim had to get 800 stitches to close the flesh over his thigh bone after being attacked by a shark. The day after animal rights organization PETA launched an ad, saying shark attacks are payback. It has led to a lot of criticism. 21-year old Charles Wickersham was spear-fishing off Anna Maria […]

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Surfer escapes shark

SAMOA BEACH (USA)- A shark attack at a popular Humboldt Bay surfing spot left a surfer shaken but unhurt and underlines that it is the time of year that white sharks begin showing up in greater numbers along the Northern Coast of California. Benjie Rose was sitting on his board 40 yards off of Samoa Beach at a spot called Power […]

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