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[Confirmed: 'Albino' White Shark washes up in Australia - Earth Touch News]

Confirmed: 'Albino' White Shark washes up in Australia - Earth Touch News

21 Jan 2016

AUSTRALIA// While spending the day in Australia's Port Hacking, New South Wales local Luke Anslow happened upon a rare find. A small shark had washed up on the beach – and a closer look revealed the creature was completely colourless.
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[How Do Sharks Navigate Across the Open Sea? - The Wire]

How Do Sharks Navigate Across the Open Sea? - The Wire

11 Jan 2016

WORLDWIDE// Underwater navigation is complicated because the terrain has no landmarks or paths. Everything looks the same. In the shallows and just below the surface, the sun may indicate where east lies, but it provides no more clues to underwater travellers. Image © Grant Henderson.
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[Meet the New 'Ninja Lanternshark' - hakaimagazine.com]

Meet the New 'Ninja Lanternshark' - hakaimagazine.com

22 Dec 2016

USA// Scientists have discovered a new species of shark, one with jet-black skin, bulbous eyes, and special cells that allow it to glow in the dark. They call it the Ninja Lanternshark.
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[How to Save Sharks From Extinction - takepart]

How to Save Sharks From Extinction - takepart

17 Dec 2015

WORLDWIDE// Around the world, the fishing industry targets an ever-increasing number of sharks to feed global demand for shark meat and fins. Image © Linda Pitkin.
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[Perth divers' underwater shark cave encounter - WAtoday]

Perth divers' underwater shark cave encounter - WAtoday

17 Dec 2015

AUSTRALIA// Footage has emerged of a group of Perth spearfisherman swimming in a hidden underwater cave off Rottnest Island with a school of Sandtiger Sharks. Image © Shannon Conway.
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[Sharks seen hunting and killing a whale for the first time - New Scientist]

Sharks seen hunting and killing a whale for the first time - New Scientist

16 Dec 2015

SOUTH AFRICA// Spotted off the eastern coast of South Africa, in the Pondoland Marine Protected Area, a humpback whale calf was beset by a group of Dusky Sharks. Image © Paul Martin.
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[Photographer captures stunning images of South Africa’s White Sharks up close and personal - Daily Mail]

Photographer captures stunning images of South Africa’s White Sharks up close and personal - Daily Mail

11 Dec 2015

SOUTH AFRICA// Stunning photos of White Sharks off the coast of South Africa, creatively photographed by shark conservationist Amanda Brewer. Image © Joshua Cortopassi.
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[Shark Focus: Issue 54 – out now!]

Shark Focus: Issue 54 – out now!

03 Dec 2015

WORLDWIDE// The winter issue of our Shark Focus magazine, created exclusively for Shark Trust members is out now.
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[Fourth Element Launch New Shark Trust T-Shirts]

Fourth Element Launch New Shark Trust T-Shirts

24 Nov 2015

UK// Dive gear innovators and all-round ocean and shark lovers Fourth Element have added two new T-Shirts to their lifestyle range in support of the Shark Trust.
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[PRESS RELEASE: Japan Blocks 4 out of 5 Shark Conservation Proposals at Atlantic Tuna Meeting]

PRESS RELEASE: Japan Blocks 4 out of 5 Shark Conservation Proposals at Atlantic Tuna Meeting

17 Nov 2015

MALTA// Fishing nations at the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) have once again failed to adopt scientific advice and best practices to safeguard several species of oceanic sharks.
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