Tag Archives: Pacific Ocean

Japanese fishermen hook Megamouth shark

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It is one of the most amazing sharks of them all: the megamouth. A deep water shark with, as its name suggest, as huge impressive mouth. Japanese fishermen caught one as bycatch yesterday near the Mie Prefecture around three miles off the Owase Port. It is estimated the shark weighed around one ton (907kg) and was around 5 metres long. […]

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Australian surfers vote for ‘controlled’ cull

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BYRON BAY (AUSTRALIA)- Surfers on Australia’s New South Wales north coast have overwhelmingly and somehow unexpectedly voted for a partial cull of sharks. This vote was made last night following an unprecedented number of attacks and sightings along the world-famous coastline. Surfer Tadashi Nakahara was mauled to death in February and 11 others have been attacked, including body boarder Matt Lee […]

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9-meter whale shark washed up in Ecuador

Whale shark in Oslob, Cebu, Philippines. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons/Klaus Stiefel.

SANTA MARIANITA (ECUADOR)- Over 100 volunteers did their best in saving a 9 meter long whale shark that washed up on a beach off the town of Santa Marianita. Their effort unfortunately was too late. The female whale shark became stranded on the beach after being caught in the shallow waters as the tide went out. The shark was spotted […]

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Costa Rica exports fins from endangered hammerheads 

Hammerhead silhouette. Photo: Creative Commons/Istolethetv.

SAN JOSE (COSTA RICA)- Conservation groups Turtle Island Restoration Network and PRETOMA have found evidence that Costa Rica is exporting hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) to plates in Hong Kong by way of stop-overs on U.S. soil. Eastern Pacific Scalloped hammerhead sharks are listed as “endangered” under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA). The export and trade of endangered species shark fins violates the environmental […]

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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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