NORTH WEST ISLAND (AUSTRALIA)- A 23-year old man died after he was bitten by a shark while swimming on a work trip in the southern Great Barrier Reef on Monday. The young Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service officer suffered severe injuries to his leg, hand and elbow.  He was swimming with a group ofContinue Reading

Megamouth Shark. Photo: Pinterest.

HARPER (LIBERIA)-  The Environmental Justice Foundation’s community science programme in Liberia has identified a megamouth shark, one of the most elusive shark species in the world. It is only the 103rd time a Megamouth Shark has been recorded globally, and the second time in West Africa. Most recordings are of the deadContinue Reading

BERN (SWITZERLAND)- Sharks are more caught by fishermen in cooler ocean regions than in the warm equatorial areas are where marine life is most biodiverse. Why, remains a mystery. Research, led by Marius Roesti at the University of Bern in Switzerland, shows that the general idea that that predators shouldContinue Reading

NEWCASTLE (UK)- Finding a species that’s entirely new to science is always exciting, and so we were delighted to be a part of the discovery of two new sixgill sawsharks (called Pliotrema kajae and Pliotrema annae) off the coast of East Africa, write Per Berggren and Andrew Temple of the Newcastle University. We knowContinue Reading

WOODS HOLE (USA)- Blue sharks are among the widest-ranging shark species in the oceans. We know this partly because from 1962 to 2013, 117,962 blue sharks were tagged as part of the ongoing Cooperative Shark Tagging Program. Article by Jasmin Graham of the Florida State University.  This partnership between the commercial fishing industry,Continue Reading

Marine-protected areas and shark reserves show good results. But what happens when sharks leave the safe areas as they do as migratory species? Research shows how important it is to create safe swimways between protected areas. Turtle Island Restoration Network, a leading advocate for the world’s oceans and marine wildlife,Continue Reading