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‘UN Wildlife treaty for sharks is a good first step’

MANILA (PHILIPPINES)- A coalition of leading shark conservation organizations welcomed the decision by Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) to list more sharks and rays on their Appendices, but took the opportunity to stress that follow-up actions to reduce fishing are still lacking for those shark and ray species already listed under […]

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Shark attack in Spain

SALOU (SPAIN)- In the waters of the popular Catalan resort town Salou a 16-year old boy was attacked by a shark. The boy was playing with an inflatable mattress in shallow water when he was bitten on the right hand. He needed thirty stitches. Witnesses could not exactly identify the species that attacked the boy. Some described it as a […]

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Blue shark in Cornwall

MANACCAN (UK)-  A blue shark was found, far from his offshore habitat, in a secluded creek in British Cornwall. A group of boat hands rescued the shark who was found thrashing about with a hook embedded in its dorsal fin. The three boat hands from Sailaway St Anthony boat hire in Manaccan, near Helston, decided to paddle out to help […]

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Shark alert in Spain

BARCELONA (SPAIN)- Barcelona beaches were briefly shut down this week after lifeguards spotted three blue sharks close to the shore. Earlier this year Spanish fishermen caught a rare thresher shark off the Costa Brava. Are sharks rediscovering the Spanish mediterranean coast? The sharks were spotted as close as two meters off shore, in the area where people were swimming. People […]

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Video: Shark cannibalism

NELSON (NEW ZEALAND)- A video of a blue shark eating a smaller shark off the line of which is just got caught by some fishermen has gone viral worldwide over the past holidays. The video is believed to have been shot in Tasman Bay near Nelson, on New Zealand’s South Island. A video believed to have been taken, shows a large blue […]

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Blue sharks wash up in UK

CAMBER SANDS (UK)-Nikki Lambert was just walking the dog on the Sussex beach of Camber Sands when he stumbled upon a 5-foot blue shark. Dead and washed up ashore. It’s the second blue shark washed ashore in a week. Last week a dead blue shark was found alongside a town road after some real stormy weather. The in British waters […]

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