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

DAUPHIN ISLAND (USA)- Not just marine animals but also woodpeckers, swallows, tanagers, meadowlarks and other land birds are found in the stomachs of tiger sharks in the Gulf of Mexico. Could Gulf of Mexico oil platforms be turning migratory birds into shark snacks? That’s what a nonprofit bird conservation group is suggesting. AContinue Reading

UTRECHT (THE NETHERLANDS)- 2011 was a remarkable year in proving how rich the natural diversity really is, despite all animals that are on the verge of extinction.Academy research associate David Ebert and his colleagues at the California Academy of Sciences described this past year four new species of sharks.  The African dwarf sawsharkContinue Reading

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LONDON (UK)- Filmmaker Rufus Elliott is making the documentary ‘When Jaws Came To Visit’. In this film he examines the evidence that the most iconic fish and predator in the sea; the Great White shark, is visiting the coast of Britain during its yearly migration. The hunt for this elusive creatureContinue Reading

ABU DHABI (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)- The shark population in the Arabian Gulf is much higher that thought to be. So concludes Rima Jabado, a Lebanese-born Canadian doctorate student at UAE University in Al Ain, who embarked on the first scientific survey of the shark population of the Gulf, a scientific cul-de-sacContinue Reading

AUCKLAND (NEW ZEALAND)- Grim, the tagged New Zealand Great White  is returning home after an epic journey through the tropical waters of Fiji, Tonga and Niue. Researchers of the Department of Conservation have been tracking him for more than twelve months.  ‘Grim’ is the first shark being tagged for so lang. TheContinue Reading