A juvenile blacktip reef shark having measurements taken. Photo: Luke Gordon/Save Our Seas Foundation.

GENEVA (SWITZERLAND)- The Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF) is dedicated to the conservation our oceans, with a particular focus on securing a sustainable future for sharks and rays. Predators like sharks play a crucial role in healthy marine ecosystems, and the oceans are our life support – we rely onContinue Reading

Tiger shark. Photo: Michael Vogelsang

VIENNA (Austria)- Modern tiger sharks are older than previously thought and in the past several tiger shark species existed compared to the single species living today. That’s what an international team of researchers, led by Julia Türtscher from the University of Vienna, found out by examining the fossil record ofContinue Reading

Paradise, also know as Îlot Maître, New Caledonia. Photo: Tamyka Bell/Flickr Creative Commons.

MAITRE ISLET (New Caledonia)- A 57-year-old man has died after a shark attack off an island in New Caledonia on February 28th. The amateur yachtsman was swimming near his moored boat off Maitre islet in the French Pacific territory when the incident happened. The investigation is ongoing but it is believed thatContinue Reading

Luminous sharks. Photo by the researchers.

WELLINGTON (New Zealand)- Researchers of the from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in New Zealand have discovered that three deep-sea species glow in the dark. Including the Kitefin Shark, which is now officially known as the argest-known luminous vertebrate. Glow inContinue Reading

A blacktip reef shark exploring the shallows of St Joseph Atoll Photo by Clare Daly |© Save Our Seas Foundation

ST. JOSEPH ATOLL (Seychelles)- Going after the same prey, but not after each other. Sicklefin lemon and blacktip reef sharks hunt the same bony fishes, crustaceans, molluscs and rays on the atoll of St. Joseph in the Seychelles. Yet they manage to live together in harmony in the confined space of aContinue Reading