Tag Archives: Spain

Angelsharks now have full protection in Canary Islands

The critically endangered Angelshark now has a safe haven in the waters around the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The Spanish Ministry of Ecological Transition announced that their populations are fully protected, through inclusion on the Spanish Endangered Species List. After several months of work preparing technical reports in collaboration with the Spanish Ministry of Ecological Transition, three species […]

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Great white spotted off Spanish coast

MALLORCA (SPAIN)- Exciting news from the Mediterranean. Marine biologists have photographed a great white shark in Spanish waters off Cabrera, an uninhabited island and nature reserve 11 miles south of Mallorca. The team of scientists spotted the great white (Carcharodon carcharias), a very rare species in the Mediterranean, for what they say to be the first time in three decades. Actually in 2015 a great […]

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Shark attack in Spain

SALOU (SPAIN)- In the waters of the popular Catalan resort town Salou a 16-year old boy was attacked by a shark. The boy was playing with an inflatable mattress in shallow water when he was bitten on the right hand. He needed thirty stitches. Witnesses could not exactly identify the species that attacked the boy. Some described it as a […]

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Shark alert in Spain

BARCELONA (SPAIN)- Barcelona beaches were briefly shut down this week after lifeguards spotted three blue sharks close to the shore. Earlier this year Spanish fishermen caught a rare thresher shark off the Costa Brava. Are sharks rediscovering the Spanish mediterranean coast? The sharks were spotted as close as two meters off shore, in the area where people were swimming. People […]

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Thresher shark caught in Spain

EL PORT DE LA SELVA (SPAIN)- It was about 20 years ago that Catalan fishermen caught a big thresher shark off the Costa Brava. Yesterday fishermen of the tiny town of  Port de la Selva brought home 4,5 meter big thresher shark, a protected species that is normally found in tropical waters and is very difficult to see. The shark […]

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