MURIWAI BEACH (NEW ZEALAND)- At Muriwai Beach, New Zealand a rare pregnant oceanic whitetip shark washed up ashore. The Department of Conservation speaks of an ‘exceptional find’. In the eastern US state of Delaware beachgoers rescued a washed up shark. Oceanic whitetip The oceanic whitetip is the only one ofContinue Reading

BANGKOK (THAILAND)- After reporting yesterday here on Sharknewz.com that the Ocean Whitetip will  be more protected, two more speciess of critically endangered but commercially valuable shark have been given added protection at the Cites meeting in Bangkok. The Porbeagle and three varieties of Hammerhead sharks. Shark conservationists worldwide hailed the move asContinue Reading

BANGKOK (THAILAND)- A majority of delegates at the Cites conservation meeting in Bangkok have voted to extend the protection of the threatened oceanic whitetip shark. The species have seen its numbers decline dramatically in recent years because of overfishing for fins. Historical Campaigners said the move to record and regulateContinue Reading

NASSAU (BAHAMAS)- Research indicated that although their reputation for being open ocean dwellers oceanic whitetip sharks (Carcharhinus longimanus ) spend most of their lives in a certain area. In the case of a research by an US-led team of marine biologists, the Bahamas. The researchers also found that the sharks spent about 68 percentContinue Reading

BANGKOK (THAILAND)-35 countries worldwide have now submitted seven species of vulnerable sharks and manta rays for consideration for protection next year under an international treaty concerned with regulating wildlife trade. The recommendations include porbeagle and oceanic whitetip sharks, three species of hammerhead sharks, and two types of manta rays. GovernmentsContinue Reading

AUCKLAND (NEW ZEALAND)-  From early next year, the deliberate catching of oceanic whitetip sharks will become illegal in New Zealand waters, the government announced Thursday. Whitetip sharks are to get the same protected status under New Zealand’s 1953 Wildlife Act as the great white shark and basking shark. According to ConservationContinue Reading