Tag Archives: Canada

In search of great whites in Canadian waters

HALIFAX (CANADA)-Great whites in Canada? Yeah for sure. Research group Ocearch is starting a research expedition next week in Nova Scotia, the east coast province of Canada. The researchers are looking for name suggestions for the sharks they find lurking in these cold waters. Ocearch is famous for tagging and tracking the great-white-darling Hilton’s visits to Nova Scotia recently. Great […]

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Rare footage of a six-gill shark in its environment

There are so many shark videos circling the internet, but this shark is not often among them: the six-gill shark. This primitive shark was around in the time of the dinosaurs and is the world’s third-largest predatory shark. A team working with OceanGate, an organization that provides subsea research and exploration, filmed the shark alongside a posse of dogfish earlier this month. […]

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Porbeagle shark still at risk

HALIFAX (CANADA)- The future for porbeagle sharks is still not looking too bright. A decade after being declared an endangered species only a quart remains of the population that was around in the ‘60’s. The porbeagle shark remains at risk, says a group of Canadian scientists. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) re-examined the porbeagle’s […]

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Porbeagles eat eels in research project

HALIFAX (CANADA)- One endangered species endangers another species. In the cold Gulf of St. Lawrence researchers saw the eels they were tracking and studying disappear before they were able to see where they would go to spawn. Turns out that porbeagle sharks ate the unfortunate research objects. The researchers, as part of the Ocean Tracking Network’s investigation to uncover the […]

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Petition for Porbeagle Protection

OTTAWA (CANADA)- Friends of Hector have started a petition to urge Canada into protecting the endangered porbeagle sharks. It is the only country on the Atlantic ocean directly targeting this shark and is allowing thousands to be caught as ‘bycatch’ in fisheries for other fish. Over 17.000 people signed already. Porbeagle Porbeagle sharks are one of the most endangered sharks […]

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Research on Greenland sharks

BAFFIN ISLAND (CANADA)- Researchers have started tagging Greenland sharks in the cold waters off Baffin Island, in the Canadian Arctic sea. The tagging is part of a research of the University of Windsor with the Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans in an effort to eventually establish commercial fisheries for Inuit. The researchers were tagging and tracking Greenland halibut, also known […]

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