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Sharks can help prevent climate change

Basking shark off the coast of England, Porthcurno. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons/Candiche.

BOURNEMOUTH (UK)- They help balance the ecosystems in the ocean, and can possibly help with a cure for cancer. Now they sharks also turn out to play an important role in preventing climate change, so say scientists of the British Bournemouth University. ‘Overfishing and shark finning may result on more greenhouse gasses and increased climate change.’  Researchers from the Department of […]

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Sharks caught in Cayman waters, despite new law

Reefs of Cayman Islands. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons/Ray Bodden.

GEORGETOWN (CAYMAN ISLANDS)- Last april a new law forbids the fishing of sharks in Cayman waters. Yet fishermen are continuing to illegally catch and kill these creatures despite the protection afforded them by the National Conservation Law. The National Conservation Law provisions protecting certain species, including sharks, in the Cayman Islands went into effect this year on Earth Day (22 […]

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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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Video: Shark scares spring breakers out of water

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JACKSONVILLE BEACH (USA)- Spring breakers at Jacksonville Beach, Florida were scared out of the water by a bull shark that came just meters away from the beach. The shark was caught by a fisherman who was angling from the local pier. Bystanders are yelling the fisherman to let the shark go.   video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Tweet

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Hammerhead killed in fishing contest. Criticism grows.

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SINGER ISLAND (USA)- Florida’s Blacktip Challenge shark tournament is getting more and more criticism after a hammerhead shark was killed during its release back into the ocean Friday. The famous three day fishing tournament at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island already has been somewhat controversial and drew criticism from local beachgoers and lifeguards with safety concerns, according to CBS. Now […]

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