BASS STRAIT (AUSTRALIA)- Despite inhabiting the same waters, two populations of Great White sharks living in the coastal waters of Australia are genetically distinct, according to a new study published in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series. The two groups of Great Whites, or white sharks, are separated by the BassContinue Reading

PERTH (AUSTRALIA)- Researchers at the UWA Oceans Institute have been researching shark attacks, following the four fatal shark attacks off the Western Australia coasts  in the last twelve months. The reason why sharks attack humans seems to differ between the species. The biggest surprise the researchers found was that sharksContinue Reading

PORT ST. JOHNS (SOUTH AFRICA)-Neither effluent from local buildings and settlements nor a whale carcass buried on the beach a decade ago is likely to be a factor in the high number of attacks in South African waters the past years. Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa revealed there had been 39Continue Reading

HAMILTON (BERMUDA)- A seven-year-old galapagos shark called Osbourne was released into the wild after living in a tank at the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo.The shark went from the North Rock Exhibit to North Rock itself as he was released into the wild. The shark’s nose had become injured due toContinue Reading

HONOLULU (USA)- In february a basking shark, tagged off the coast of San Diego, California, checked in after eight months of silence near Hawaii. Scientists are excited about the proven direct connection between basking sharks in the eastern Pacific and the central Pacific. The fish, tagged near San Diego, was oneContinue Reading

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