More protection Florida sharks

NAPLES (FLORIDA)-Anglers can catch more sea trout but need to kill fewer sharks, state fishery managers will recommend at this week’s Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission meeting in Naples. The state regulatory board also begins reviewing a budget for the next fiscal year that proposes to institute a 10 percent cut ordered by the Florida Legislature. Possible cuts include […]

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Orcas chow down sharks

VANCOUVER ISLAND (CANADA)- Scientist John Ford with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans of Canada didn’t know what he saw at first. Hyperventilating orcas, a wild feeding frenzy and chunks of oily meat floating on the sea. The orcas of the coast of Vancouver Island weren’t feeding on salmon of sea lions. No they were having a feast of shark meat! […]

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Bodyboarder killed by great white

BUNKER BAY (AUSTRALIA)- Dark seas, whales and seals had created “perfect shark conditions” when a 21-year-old bodyboarder was bitten in half and instantly killed by a suspected great white at a West Australian surf break. Surfers had seen several great whites in the area recently, which had possibly been lured by pods of whales passing Cape Naturaliste. A colony of seals […]

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Two surfers bitten in one week

NEW SMYRNA BEACH (USA)- Two surfers were attacked this past week off the central Florida Coast.  Volusia County Beach Patrol reports that a shark got 19-year-old Daniel True on the ankle Friday morning, south of Ponce de Leon Inlet. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that True had been wading in about 4 feet of water. Officials say True made it […]

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Di Caprio calls fans for shark bill

LOS ANGELES (USA)- Movie star Leonardo DiCaprio is pleading with fans in California to back a bill banning the sale of shark fins in this U.S state. The Titanic star, a passionate animal rights campaigner, previously wrote a letter to officials in support of Assembly Bill 376, which would make it illegal to possess, sell or trade sought-after fins. Now DiCaprio is ramping […]

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Shark, dolphin or surfer?

SAN DIEGO (USA)- There’s been a lot of shark sighting at the beaches close to the Southern Californian city of San Diego. Lifeguards and fire officials last week closed portions of Mission Beach twice after they believed they saw a shark. On Wednesday, lifeguards closed the Children’s Pool in La Jolla after they saw a similar dorsal fin. A two-mile stretch […]

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New Shark Species in Food Market

TAIPEH (TAIWAN)- A new species of shark has been found. Not in the deep sea or at a distant tropical isle. No at the Taiwan food market. Squalus formosus (“Formosa” being a former name for Taiwan), likely wound up in the fish market in the same way most deep-ocean sharks do—as bycatch, accidentally ensnared during hunts for other fish. In fish markets, “it […]

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