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
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. Young
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 pain
ST. MAARTEN (NETHERLANDS ANTILLES) – Recently the Nature Foundation has been receiving reports that individuals are trophy hunting the resident shark population within the Man of War Shoal Marine Park and subsequently killing them. High value Sharks have a very high value to the ecology of the island and the
FANTOME ISLAND (AUSTRALIA)- A 48-year old man was found dead just off the coast off Fantome Island the 29th of august. The Melbourne man, known to his friends as Rooster, was killed after he encountered trouble while trying to retrieve a vessel which broke anchor off the island about 7.30pm on
PLYMOUTH (UK)- Great white sharks could be “occasional vagrant visitors” to waters around the British Isles, according to an expert. Richard Peirce, chairman of the Shark Trust, said the conditions and availability of prey made British waters an ideal hunting ground for the feared predator. Peirce said: “The real surprise is
HUNTINGTON BEACH (USA)- Fishing sharks for fun. On Huntington Beach, south of Los Angeles, a couple of anglers on the pier film their catch of the day: a juvenile white shark. But putting the footage on YouTube wasn’t so smart. Now the angler who caught the shark is under investigation.