The Silky Shark get its name for its smooth skin. It is one of the most common shark species of the open ocean, but due to overfishing its status is now vulnerable. Latin name Carcharhinus falciformis Maximum size in cm 330 Colour Deep, metallic bronze-gray above and white below. Found
Although we have seen recent shark attacks in North Carolina, California, and Australia, worldwide shark attack numbers have sunk to dramatic lows, according to experts at the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File. This likely the effect of closed beaches and widespread quarantines of the COVID-19 pandemic. It seems logical.
Fishing for sharks and swimming at the same beach is not a very good combination. Especially when fishermen use chum to lure the sharks in. Warning flags could warn beachgoers and swimmers and prevent accidents. Time for a code flag for chumming? Blood attracts sharks and the more sharks in
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
MANRESA STATE BEACH (USA)- Last weekend a 26-year old surfer was killed in a shark attack at Manresa State Beach south of Aptos, in Santa Cruz County, in the northern part of the Monterey Bay. The man died on the beach while bystanders performed cpr on him. The type of shark species that
HONG KONG- Hong Kong Customs detected two smuggling cases of scheduled dried shark fins at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound on April 28 and May 4. About 13 tonnes of suspected scheduled dried shark fins of endangered species were seized in each case, with an estimated market value