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 byContinue Reading

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 inContinue Reading

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 toContinue Reading

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 JollaContinue Reading

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, accidentallyContinue Reading

MONTEREY (USA)- For the sixth time, the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California has a young great white shark on exhibit. He was brought to Monterey from Malibu Wednesday, August 31, just thirteen days after he was collected by aquarium staff in waters off southern California near Marina del Rey. YoungContinue Reading

WAIHEKE ISLAND (NEW ZEALAND)- Around 200 sharks were discovered mutilated on Waiheke Island, but the Ministry of Fisheries says the practice is not illegal and they won’t be investigating. The Anti-Shark Finning Alliance is appalled by the discovery. ‘The sharks found without fins in the Hauraki Gulf would have experienced excruciating painContinue Reading