MIAMI (USA)- Shark fin soup, still more popular than ever, is not only dangerous for the shark populations worldwide, it also endangers the brain health of the people  that eat the soup. Scientists of the University of Miami neurotoxin in the soup. University of Miami (UM) scientists discovered high concentrations ofContinue Reading

DAUPHIN ISLAND (USA)- Not just marine animals but also woodpeckers, swallows, tanagers, meadowlarks and other land birds are found in the stomachs of tiger sharks in the Gulf of Mexico. Could Gulf of Mexico oil platforms be turning migratory birds into shark snacks? That’s what a nonprofit bird conservation group is suggesting. AContinue Reading

UTRECHT (THE NETHERLANDS)- 2011 was a remarkable year in proving how rich the natural diversity really is, despite all animals that are on the verge of extinction.Academy research associate David Ebert and his colleagues at the California Academy of Sciences described this past year four new species of sharks.  The African dwarf sawsharkContinue Reading

MONTEREY (USA)-A young great white shark that had been in captivity at the Monterey Bay Aquarium went missing on October 29, just four days after its release off the coast of Goleta. Data recovered from the transmitter on its dorsal fin determined that the shark died very shortly after itsContinue Reading

PORT LINCOLN (AUSTRALIA)-RAW data has finished being collected for a study investigating the effectiveness of shark repellant device Shark Shield. The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) study is looking into the effectiveness of the Shark Shield, which many divers and surfers use in the water to repel sharks.Continue Reading

SAN DIEGO (USA)- Before dawn last week, the crew of the fishing boat Outer Banks set four miles of long-lines off San Diego Harbor, angling for a good catch of young thresher sharks in hopes of preserving the fishery. Through an annual study, scientists from the National Marine Fisheries ServiceContinue Reading