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

MUNICH (GERMANY)- Over 33 species of Carcharhinus sharks. Matthias Voigt and Dietmar Weber describe more species of this shark genus than ever before in their ‘Field Guide for Sharks of the Genus Carcharhinus.’ This book summarises and visualises known and relevant data and features to enable an identification of sharks ofContinue Reading

MONTEREY (USA)-A young great white shark that had been in captivity at the Monterey Bay Aquarium went missing on October 29, just four days after its release off the coast of Goleta. Data recovered from the transmitter on its dorsal fin determined that the shark died very shortly after itsContinue Reading