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

LA PAZ (MEXICO)- Every year the Mexican fishing industry catches thousands of tons of hammerheads a year. And every three years 300,000 pounds of hammerhead shark fins are being exported from the Central American country. While internationally hammerhead sharks are are recognized for urgent protection, in Mexico they are still notContinue Reading

GANDHINAGAR (INDIA)- Parties at the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP13) to the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) came to an agreement to put in place strict protection measures for a number of threatened species including the Oceanic whitetip shark, as well as the jaguar andContinue Reading

Probably the most common shark of the world, but its numbers are declining. The Spiny Dogfish can be found worldwide in temperate and subarctic waters, at all levels. Latin name Squalus acanthias Maximum size in cm 160 Colour Slate, few white spots, paler below Found where All levels Other names Spurdog, Mud Shark,Continue Reading