LOS ANGELES (USA)- Movie star Leonardo DiCaprio is pleading with fans in California to back a bill banning the sale of shark fins in this U.S state. The Titanic star, a passionate animal rights campaigner, previously wrote a letter to officials in support of Assembly Bill 376, which would make it illegal to
SAN DIEGO (USA)- There’s been a lot of shark sighting at the beaches close to the Southern Californian city of San Diego. Lifeguards and fire officials last week closed portions of Mission Beach twice after they believed they saw a shark. On Wednesday, lifeguards closed the Children’s Pool in La Jolla
TAIPEH (TAIWAN)- A new species of shark has been found. Not in the deep sea or at a distant tropical isle. No at the Taiwan food market. Squalus formosus (“Formosa” being a former name for Taiwan), likely wound up in the fish market in the same way most deep-ocean sharks do—as bycatch, accidentally
MONTEREY (USA)- For the sixth time, the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California has a young great white shark on exhibit. He was brought to Monterey from Malibu Wednesday, August 31, just thirteen days after he was collected by aquarium staff in waters off southern California near Marina del Rey. Young
WAIHEKE ISLAND (NEW ZEALAND)- Around 200 sharks were discovered mutilated on Waiheke Island, but the Ministry of Fisheries says the practice is not illegal and they won’t be investigating. The Anti-Shark Finning Alliance is appalled by the discovery. ‘The sharks found without fins in the Hauraki Gulf would have experienced excruciating pain
PLYMOUTH (UK)- Great white sharks could be “occasional vagrant visitors” to waters around the British Isles, according to an expert. Richard Peirce, chairman of the Shark Trust, said the conditions and availability of prey made British waters an ideal hunting ground for the feared predator. Peirce said: “The real surprise is
HUNTINGTON BEACH (USA)- Fishing sharks for fun. On Huntington Beach, south of Los Angeles, a couple of anglers on the pier film their catch of the day: a juvenile white shark. But putting the footage on YouTube wasn’t so smart. Now the angler who caught the shark is under investigation.