Paradise, also know as Îlot Maître, New Caledonia. Photo: Tamyka Bell/Flickr Creative Commons.

MAITRE ISLET (New Caledonia)- A 57-year-old man has died after a shark attack off an island in New Caledonia on February 28th. The amateur yachtsman was swimming near his moored boat off Maitre islet in the French Pacific territory when the incident happened. The investigation is ongoing but it is believed thatContinue Reading

MANRESA STATE BEACH (USA)- Last weekend a 26-year old surfer was killed in a shark attack at Manresa State Beach south of Aptos, in Santa Cruz County, in the northern part of the Monterey Bay. The man died on the beach while bystanders performed cpr on him. The type of shark species thatContinue Reading

HONG KONG- For the first time, researchers have traced the origins of shark fins from the retail market in Hong Kong back to the location where the sharks were first caught. Great news! This will allow researchers to identify “high-risk” supply chains for illegal trade and better enforce international trade regulations.Continue Reading

Marine-protected areas and shark reserves show good results. But what happens when sharks leave the safe areas as they do as migratory species? Research shows how important it is to create safe swimways between protected areas. Turtle Island Restoration Network, a leading advocate for the world’s oceans and marine wildlife,Continue Reading

LA PAZ (MEXICO)- Every year the Mexican fishing industry catches thousands of tons of hammerheads a year. And every three years 300,000 pounds of hammerhead shark fins are being exported from the Central American country. While internationally hammerhead sharks are are recognized for urgent protection, in Mexico they are still notContinue Reading