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Are sharks being attacked by killer whales off Cape Town’s coast?

Large, predatory sharks occupy the top of ocean food chains, where they play important roles in maintaining diverse and healthy ecosystems. The loss of these predators can therefore have significant impacts on ecosystems. Morne Hardenberg/Shark Explorers By Alison Kock, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity and Tamlyn Engelbrecht, University of Cape Town Sevengill sharks For a long time broadnose sevengill […]

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Rare sevengill sharks spotted

SAN DIEGO (USA)- Off the coast of La Jolla, close to San Diego, California, scuba divers have spotted large sevengill sharks swimming this week. The sharks, inhabitants of the US Pacific Coast disappeared about 70 years ago but made a spectacular comeback.  In the past several years there has been a dramatic increase in the number of sevengill shark sightings […]

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Rare footage of deep sea sharks

ELEUTHERA (BAHAMAS)-Scientisct of the Cape Eleuthera Institute are exploring the deep sea. An enormous variety of weird and wonderful creatures make the deep sea their home, including many species of sharks. In a new project they hope to discover more about deep sea sharks. “About half of all known species of sharks make this cold, dark high pressure environment their […]

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