NOSY BE (MADAGASCAR)- Could the island of Nosy Be, off western Madagascar be a new global hotspot for endangered whale sharks? Recent satellite tag-data from research suggests this as possibility. That the whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) live in these waters is no secret. They are routinely sighted off the northwest coast
PARK CITY (USA)- Tiger sharks are usually found close to coasts in tropical and subtropical waters. But now research confirmed that tiger sharks are also long distance travellers. Collaborating scientists at Biopixel Oceans Foundation and the Oceanographic Research Institute used the OCEARCH Tracker to follow a tagged 10-foot-4-inch mature female tiger shark, named Sereia.
NEWCASTLE (UK)- Finding a species that’s entirely new to science is always exciting, and so we were delighted to be a part of the discovery of two new sixgill sawsharks (called Pliotrema kajae and Pliotrema annae) off the coast of East Africa, write Per Berggren and Andrew Temple of the Newcastle University. We know
ANTANANARIVO (MADAGASCAR)-The isolated island continent of Madagascar is a hotspot for whale sharks. This was confirmed by a new study published in the journal Endangered Species Research this summer. It revealed that juvenile whale sharks swim to Madagascar to feed. 85 individual sharks were identified in a single season using
REUNION ISLAND (FRANCE)- The French tropical island of Reunion is one of the hotspots for shark attacks. Last sunday a young surfer was killed. It is the 16th shark attack since 2011, and the 7th death. Authorities immediately put in place a “post-attack procedure” in a bid to capture the