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. FoundContinue Reading

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.Continue Reading

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 toContinue Reading

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 valueContinue Reading

MANRESA STATE BEACH (USA)- Last weekend a 26-year old surfer was killed in a shark attack at Manresa State Beach south of Aptos, in Santa Cruz County, in the northern part of the Monterey Bay. The man died on the beach while bystanders performed cpr on him. The type of shark species thatContinue Reading