They may have been around for hundreds of millions of years — long before trees — but today sharks and rays are are among the most threatened animals in the world, largely because of overfishing and habitat loss. By Culum Brown, Macquarie University and Connor Gervais Climate change adds another
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
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
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 to
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 value
PARK CITY (USA)- Tiger sharks are usually found close to coasts in tropical and subtropical waters. But now research confirmed that tiger sharks are also long distance travellers. Collaborating scientists at Biopixel Oceans Foundation and the Oceanographic Research Institute used the OCEARCH Tracker to follow a tagged 10-foot-4-inch mature female tiger shark, named Sereia.
HONG KONG- For the first time, researchers have traced the origins of shark fins from the retail market in Hong Kong back to the location where the sharks were first caught. Great news! This will allow researchers to identify “high-risk” supply chains for illegal trade and better enforce international trade regulations.