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88 Shark attacks worldwide in 2017

Scared to go back into the ocean? Not from being attacked by a shark. The chances for this are very small. In 2017 five people worldwide lost their lives while swimming or surfing after an unprovoked attack of a shark. Think of the millions of people that go swimming, surfing, paddleboarding and other water sports every year. In 2017 the […]

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Do sharks also eat vegetables?

MIAMI (USA)- If you think of sharks you think of apex predators, of hunters and fisheaters. Yet some shark species enjoy their veggies. Like Bonnethead sharks, a small species of hammerhead shark. Thanks to a special enzyme they can digest seagrass and live a flexitarian life.  Bonnethead shark can be found amongst others in the seagrass meadows in the Gulf of Mexico. […]

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Sharks are worth more alive than dead. A lot more.

WASHINGTON (USA)- Last year shark diving tourism generated over $221 million in revenue and fueled over 3,700 jobs in the southern state of Florida, according to an independent report, commissioned by Oceana. The report highlights the stark contrast between the value of sharks to Florida’s dive industry ($221 million) and the total U.S. shark fin export market ($1.03 million in 2015). In other […]

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Snorkel trip meets great white in Florida

ISLAMORADA (USA)- Foreign exchange students who were exploring the underwater beauty of Florida at Alligator Reef were suddenly yelled out of the water when all of a sudden a 4 meter big great white came cruising by. Under water suddenly the barracudas ran away. Franco Sorvetto, one of the exchange program organizers, saw it then — a great white shark only 7 […]

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Video: Shark scares spring breakers out of water

JACKSONVILLE BEACH (USA)- Spring breakers at Jacksonville Beach, Florida were scared out of the water by a bull shark that came just meters away from the beach. The shark was caught by a fisherman who was angling from the local pier. Bystanders are yelling the fisherman to let the shark go.   video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Tweet

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Hammerhead killed in fishing contest. Criticism grows.

SINGER ISLAND (USA)- Florida’s Blacktip Challenge shark tournament is getting more and more criticism after a hammerhead shark was killed during its release back into the ocean Friday. The famous three day fishing tournament at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island already has been somewhat controversial and drew criticism from local beachgoers and lifeguards with safety concerns, according to CBS. Now […]

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