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Cuba announces plan to save its sharks

Hammerhead silhouette. Photo: Creative Commons/Istolethetv.

Cuban shark populations have been in rapid decline due to overfishing, demand for shark fins and accidental catches. The government of the Carribean isle has launched a long-term plan to protect its sharks. Cuba’s plan was announced after two years of work with the US-based Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). In it, fishermen are obliged to record and limit shark catches […]

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Great white bumps fisherman out of boat

Great white. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons.

BYRON BAY (AUSTRALIA)- Imagine reeling in what looks to be a great catch and then suddenly get bumped overboard by a great white shark. It happened to a sports fisherman who was fishing tuna near Julian Rocks in Australia’s Byron Bay. ‘This huge shark about 4.5m came launching into the side of the boat and knocked him off his feet into […]

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Goblin shark found in Australia

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SYDNEY (AUSTRALIA)- It is one of the rarest, and possible strangest sharks around: the Goblin shark. The Australian museum in Sydney has dissected one and put it on video. The goblin shark, known as  “alien of the deep” was found off Green Cape, Australia and delivered to the museum which Tuesday showed off its fleshy snout, nail-like teeth and flabby pink body. […]

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Nosy shark bites fishing boat

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PANAMA CITY BEACH (USA)- Sportsfishermen had the surprise of their lives when a great white shark bit their boat. The skipper was out fishing for amberjacks on the Gulf of Mexico when he and two passengers in his 22-foot boat suddenly felt a thump. At first they thought they had hit something, but being on 96 feet of water that […]

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Frilled shark caught in Australia

Frilled shark, filmed swimming in Japan.

LAKES ENTRANCE (AUSTRALIA)- It is not a shark which is often seen: the prehistoric looking frilled shark. Fishermen off southeastern Victoria, Australia caught one on their trawler near Lakes Entrance in the state’s Gippsland region. The frilled shark is hardly ever seen, regarded as a living fossil and has an ancestry which dates back 80 million years. According to the […]

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5m Great White circles tiny fishingboat

Great white. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons.

NEWCASTLE (AUSTRALIA)- More shark news from the area of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Although some of the beaches have been reopened, sharks are still around. Two fishermen in a tinny got the scare of their lives when a 5 meter great white shark circled their boat and hit it with its tail. The shark circled the tinnie, swam underneath […]

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Fishermen free young whale shark

KHOBAR CREEK (PAKISTAN)- Pakistani fishermen who caught a juvenile whale shark have successfully released it without any injury in the offshore waters of the country. They struggled for an hour to safely release the shark The coast of Pakistan is considered to be an important breeding and basking ground for whale sharks. Neonates, juveniles and sub-adults are commonly found in […]

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