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['Sharks don't like to eat people': attack statistics contradict untested theories - The Guardian]

'Sharks don't like to eat people': attack statistics contradict untested theories - The Guardian

20 Jul 2015

AUSTRALIA// Mick Fanning’s close shave with a shark while competing in South Africa is likely to amplify mutterings from some ocean-goers over what they perceive as a dangerous escalation in shark numbers. Image © Terry Goss.
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[Five myths and misunderstandings about sharks - stuff.co.nz]

Five myths and misunderstandings about sharks - stuff.co.nz

20 Jul 2015

NEW ZEALAND// Pop culture, medicine and the media have long been fascinated by sharks, shrouding them in misinformation and mythology. But with a creature this majestic, the reality is just as interesting. Image © Colin Speedie.
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[Large numbers of Basking Sharks spotted off Big Sur - montereyherald.com]

Large numbers of Basking Sharks spotted off Big Sur - montereyherald.com

18 Jul 2015

CALIFORNIA// Once, there was a day when Basking Sharks roamed the waters of the Monterey Bay. The world’s second-largest fish - bigger than Whites, and while frightening-looking, harmless to humans - are now a rare site in the waters off the Monterey Peninsula. Image © JP Trenque.
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[Shark Focus: Issue 53 – out soon! ]

Shark Focus: Issue 53 – out soon!

16 Jul 2015

WORLDWIDE// The Summer issue of our Shark Focus magazine, created exclusively for Shark Trust members, is due out soon. Members can expect to receive their copy in the next couple of weeks.
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[Care for some shark meat? - The Hindu]

Care for some shark meat? - The Hindu

14 Jul 2015

INDIA// An analysis carried out by the fisheries experts of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) suggested that the shark landings in Kochi harbour was on the rise. Image © Jean Louis Danan.
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[California's toxic waters make for toxic shark, like the one caught in Huntington Beach - The Orange County Register]

California's toxic waters make for toxic shark, like the one caught in Huntington Beach - The Orange County Register

13 Jul 2015

CALIFORNIA// Scientists have long known the higher an animal is on the food chain, the more toxins it will collect. But one of the largest mako sharks ever caught shows how filled with toxins they can become, according to a paper in the Journal of Fish Biology. Image © Joe Romeiro.
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[Undercover spies on shark patrol - nzherald.co.nz]

Undercover spies on shark patrol - nzherald.co.nz

13 Jul 2015

NEW ZEALAND// New Zealand's Department of Conservation are using 'secret shoppers' to ensure shark dive operators are following strict new rules on how they interact with sharks off Stewart Island. Image © David Litchfield.
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[Sharks found in underwater volcano - nzherald.co.nz]

Sharks found in underwater volcano - nzherald.co.nz

11 Jul 2015

NEW ZEALAND// Sharks are not something you'd expect to find in an underwater volcano. And yet a team of researchers dropped a camera into the crater of Kavachi, an active, underwater volcano near the Solomon Islands, and were surprised to discover that at least two species of sharks appear to live there. Image © Michel Labrecque, www.plongeexl.com.
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[Global underwater shark study the first video survey in coral areas - The Guardian]

Global underwater shark study the first video survey in coral areas - The Guardian

08 Jul 2015

Global FinPrint survey will use new technology to monitor underwater life and shark habitats, which have been ‘notoriously difficult’ to study. Image © Rob Allen.
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[NZ signs on to international shark protection agreement - tvnz.co.nz]

NZ signs on to international shark protection agreement - tvnz.co.nz

06 Jul 2015

NEW ZEALAND// Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry have signed the memorandum of understanding on the conservation of migratory sharks, which will help save seven species vulnerable to exploitation. Image © Grant Henderson.
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