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Famous sea-otter killed by shark

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SUNSET STATE BEACH (USA)- A California sea otter killed by a great white shark. That’s hardly news. But this sea otter wasn’t your usual one. She was very famous. They called her Olive the Oiled Otter and she was a symbol for oil pollution and the value of washing and rehabilitating oiled wildlife. Shark bites are currently the leading cause of […]

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Female shark keeps sperm for 4 years

A brownbanded bamboo shark (Chiloscyllium punctatum) pup swims through a coral-filled lagoon on display at the California Academy of Sciences' Steinhart Aquarium. The juvenile shark emerged from its egg case nearly four years after its parents had the opportunity to mate. Photo: California Academy of Sciences.

SAN FRANCISCO (USA)- Brownbanded bamboo sharks take the term “resourceful” to a whole new level. Steinhart Aquarium biologists at the California Academy of Sciences were taken aback when a shark egg case dropped by an adult bamboo shark showed signs of healthy development. The scientists had good reason for surprise: the aquarium’s female Chiloscyllium punctatum adults had spent nearly four […]

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California ban on shark fins upheld

SAN FRANCISCO (USA)- California’s ban on possession or sale of shark fins still stands. A federal judge upheld the ban, rejecting claims that the law discriminates against the Chinese community in the state. Shark fin soup is a traditional delicacy in this community. Also the claim of interfering with federal management of ocean fishing was rejected. The California law against […]

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Interview with Shark Aid International

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We’re starting a new series of interviews in honor of people and organisations that help protect sharks. From research to raising awareness, from lobbying to actions and campaigns. Meet the Shark Heroes. In this first edition we talk with Alex Wright, founder and director of Shark Aid International. “We need to make the present day better for sharks if we want them […]

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VIDEO: Surfer films shark

EL PORTO BEACH (USA)- This surfer goes out into the water with a GoPro camera instead of running out the water when a great white shark was spotted off El Porto Beach, Los Angeles, California. See the video report of KCAL 9 below: Tweet

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Buoy tracks great whites

PIEDRAS BLANCAS (USA)- Friends of the Elephant Seal have recently teamed up with researchers from Hopkins Marine Station to deploy a buoy off Piedras Blancas. According to The Cambrian is tracks tagged white sharks near the elephant seal rookery about 12 miles north of Cambria. The buoy, deployed on Saturday, Oct. 12, can detect any of the 100-plus white sharks […]

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