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Queensland drumlines killing endangered sharks

CAIRNS (AUSTRALIA)-Lethal drumlines off the coast of Queensland, northern Australia catch and kill hundreds of non-target marine animals in the Great Barrier Reef. Humane Society International and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) have released imagery of drumlines set off the coast of Magnetic Island showing the death of endangered scalloped hammerhead sharks. Both organizations call for an end to […]

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A safe haven for the Scalloped Hammerhead

PUERTO JIMENEZ (COSTA RICA)- A new sanctuary in the Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica must give young Scalloped Hammerheads the opportunity to grow up in peace. Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís announced earlier this month the designation of more than 10,000 acres of critical nursery habitat for this endangered shark species. It is thanks to the work of Rainforest Trust and its local […]

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How do Scalloped hammerheads do it?

COCOS ISLANDS (Costa Rica)- The endangered scalloped hammerhead shark mates in parts of the ocean where there is a high current. The sharks possibly ‘do it’ there in favor of respiration while they’re at it. This is one of the conclusions that researchers of the Charles Darwin Research Center of Ecuador found while doing research in the Isla del Coco […]

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Improved protection for hammerhead sharks in Queensland

BRISBANE (AUSTRALIA)- The Queensland Cabinet and Ministerial Directory has announced steps for better protection of Scalopped and Great Hammerhead Sharks.  Fishery management controls around hammerhead sharks have been strengthened to help prevent them being listed as an endangered species. According to the government of the Australian State listing them as endangered would lead to more discards of the sharks as by-catch. […]

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Costa Rica exports fins from endangered hammerheads 

SAN JOSE (COSTA RICA)- Conservation groups Turtle Island Restoration Network and PRETOMA have found evidence that Costa Rica is exporting hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) to plates in Hong Kong by way of stop-overs on U.S. soil. Eastern Pacific Scalloped hammerhead sharks are listed as “endangered” under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA). The export and trade of endangered species shark fins violates the environmental […]

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Shark horror in Fiji

NUKULUA (FIJI)- About 50 dead juvenile sharks washed ashore on Nukulau, Fiji. It is believed that they could be the unborn pups of a pregnant female Hammerhead that was killed at sea. Another cruel proof of the terrible trade called shark finning. According to internationally recognised shark expert Dr Demian Chapman the amount of dead fish washing up on the […]

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Nearly 80 new shark species

CHARLESTON (USA)- Scientists at the College of Charleston in South Carolina have been mapping the existing shark species and found amongst the 574 species they discover, 79 potentially new ones. The outcome of the genetic analysis, which was reported in the Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, suggests more overlooked species than scientists anticipated, raising concerns that populations of new species […]

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