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 coast
They may have been around for hundreds of millions of years — long before trees — but today sharks and rays are are among the most threatened animals in the world, largely because of overfishing and habitat loss. By Culum Brown, Macquarie University and Connor Gervais Climate change adds another
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 Nova
Today, WWF released its Living Planet Report, stating that 68% of the world’s animals has vanished between 1970 and 2016. Another study a few weeks ago showed how illegal and irresponsible fishing has left sharks ‘functionally extinct’ in many of the world’s reef ecosystems. Protection seems more urgent than ever!
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 detailed
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.
BOCA RATON (USA)- How do you stay safe from big hammerhead sharks? You run into the shallows. Sounds so logical, but it was never proven before. Researchers of the Florida Atlantic University show with drone footage that adult Blacktip Sharks (Carcharhinus limbatus) along the coast of Southeastern Florida use shallow water adjacent to