VENICE BEACH (USA)- In the race for a vaccine to stop the spread of COVID-19, some vaccine candidates are made with squalene, a natural oil made in the liver of sharks. If everyone in the world would receive one dose, it would need 250.000 sharks. Scientists actually say that two
FORT LAUDERDALE (USA)- Most of the 10 species of Hammerhead sharks are severely overfished worldwide for their fins and in need of urgent protection to prevent their extinction. To learn more about a declining hammerhead species that is data poor but in need of conservation efforts, a team of researchers from Nova
With the death of surfer Nick Slater earlier this week, the number of fatal shark attacks in Australia this year stands at six. Making it Australia’s deadliest year for shark attacks since 2014. Changing water temperatures could be the reason. The incident at Greenmount Beach, Coolangatta on the Gold Coast followed two
Today, WWF released its Living Planet Report, stating that 68% of the world’s animals has vanished between 1970 and 2016. Another study a few weeks ago showed how illegal and irresponsible fishing has left sharks ‘functionally extinct’ in many of the world’s reef ecosystems. Protection seems more urgent than ever!
Now that the UK has left the EU, it has the ability to finally stop the importation of shark fins. The British government previously stated that ‘Whilst in the EU, it is not possible to unilaterally ban the import of shark fins into the UK.’ So now it is time
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