Whale shark. Photo: Matthew T. Rader/Unsplash.

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 coastContinue Reading

FORT LAUDERDALE (USA)- Most of the 10 species of Hammerhead sharks are severely overfished worldwide for their fins and in need of urgent protection to prevent their extinction. To learn more about a declining hammerhead species that is data poor but in need of conservation efforts, a team of researchers from NovaContinue Reading

SYDNEY (Australia)- Great white sharks spend more time close to the seabed than we thought. Research of Charles Perkins Centre and School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney shows that juvenile great whites eat  a lot of fish that live around the bottom.  It is the first-ever detailedContinue Reading

Although we have seen recent shark attacks in North Carolina, California, and Australia, worldwide shark attack numbers have sunk to dramatic lows, according to experts at the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File. This likely the effect of closed beaches and widespread quarantines of the COVID-19 pandemic. It seems logical.Continue Reading