BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)- Since february a group of citizens from across Europe united to demand the end of the shark fin trade in the European Union (EU) and increase the protection of sharks. The European Commission announced an extension of this Citizen´s Initiative called Stop Finning by 6 months. This comes in response
SYDNEY (Australia)- Great white sharks spend more time close to the seabed than we thought. Research of Charles Perkins Centre and School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney shows that juvenile great whites eat a lot of fish that live around the bottom. It is the first-ever detailed
The Silky Shark get its name for its smooth skin. It is one of the most common shark species of the open ocean, but due to overfishing its status is now vulnerable. Latin name Carcharhinus falciformis Maximum size in cm 330 Colour Deep, metallic bronze-gray above and white below. Found
Although we have seen recent shark attacks in North Carolina, California, and Australia, worldwide shark attack numbers have sunk to dramatic lows, according to experts at the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File. This likely the effect of closed beaches and widespread quarantines of the COVID-19 pandemic. It seems logical.
Fishing for sharks and swimming at the same beach is not a very good combination. Especially when fishermen use chum to lure the sharks in. Warning flags could warn beachgoers and swimmers and prevent accidents. Time for a code flag for chumming? Blood attracts sharks and the more sharks in
BOCA RATON (USA)- How do you stay safe from big hammerhead sharks? You run into the shallows. Sounds so logical, but it was never proven before. Researchers of the Florida Atlantic University show with drone footage that adult Blacktip Sharks (Carcharhinus limbatus) along the coast of Southeastern Florida use shallow water adjacent to
Overfishing is the biggest threat for sharks in Indonesian waters. Can the protection of sharks and rays for tourism lead to more economic benefits for Indonesia? Researchers from the James Cook University (Australia), Cetacean Sirenian Indonesia, Wildlife Conservation Society Marine Program, The Zoological Society of London and the University of Oxford looked at the economic value