PERTH (AUSTRALIA)- Researchers at the UWA Oceans Institute have been researching shark attacks, following the four fatal shark attacks off the Western Australia coasts  in the last twelve months. The reason why sharks attack humans seems to differ between the species. The biggest surprise the researchers found was that sharksContinue Reading

PORT ST. JOHNS (SOUTH AFRICA)-Neither effluent from local buildings and settlements nor a whale carcass buried on the beach a decade ago is likely to be a factor in the high number of attacks in South African waters the past years. Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa revealed there had been 39Continue Reading

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS (ECUADOR)- Scientists discovered an unknown species of shark in the waters off the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Bythaelurus giddingsi has chocolate-brown color and asymmetrical distribution of leopard-like spots distinguish it from other closely related species, most of which are spotless brown or gray. The new species is mild-manneredContinue Reading

HAMILTON (BERMUDA)- A seven-year-old galapagos shark called Osbourne was released into the wild after living in a tank at the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo.The shark went from the North Rock Exhibit to North Rock itself as he was released into the wild. The shark’s nose had become injured due toContinue Reading

HONOLULU (USA)- In february a basking shark, tagged off the coast of San Diego, California, checked in after eight months of silence near Hawaii. Scientists are excited about the proven direct connection between basking sharks in the eastern Pacific and the central Pacific. The fish, tagged near San Diego, was oneContinue Reading

MIAMI (USA)- Shark fin soup, still more popular than ever, is not only dangerous for the shark populations worldwide, it also endangers the brain health of the people  that eat the soup. Scientists of the University of Miami neurotoxin in the soup. University of Miami (UM) scientists discovered high concentrations ofContinue Reading

SAN DIEGO (USA)- Northern Californian coastal waters are home to between 200 and 300 adult white sharks. This amount is slowly growing, says researcher David “Dovi” Kacev’. ‘They are more threatened  by people than they are a threat to us.’ Read the full interview with Kacev on Palos Verdes PatchContinue Reading