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[PRESS RELEASE: Shark and skate conservation proposals fail at NAFO]

PRESS RELEASE: Shark and skate conservation proposals fail at NAFO

26 Sep 2014

SPAIN// Northwest Atlantic fishing powers meeting this week in Europe’s largest fishing port have rejected proposals to improve international safeguards for skates and sharks in the region.
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[New shark cable set for False Bay - IOL Scitech]

New shark cable set for False Bay - IOL Scitech

26 Sep 2014

SOUTH AFRICA// Cape Town beaches may have electronic devices set up in the sea to keep great white sharks offshore – if the new gadgets prove effective. Image © David Stephens.
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[Shark nets for Busselton and more aerial patrols in WA - The Sydney Morning Herald]

Shark nets for Busselton and more aerial patrols in WA - The Sydney Morning Herald

26 Sep 2014

AUSTRALIA// The Premier has announced a new shark net will be installed on a Busselton beach and more West Australian beaches are being considered for shark barriers. Image © James Wiseman.
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['Dr Hammerhead' is swimming this way - The Irish Times]

'Dr Hammerhead' is swimming this way - The Irish Times

26 Sep 2014

USA// Dr Pete Klimley, who visits Ireland next week, has spent plenty of time in the company of sharks and he has come up with some assumption-challenging findings during his career as a marine ecologist. Image © Tonya Herron.
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[Barack Obama to create world's largest ocean reserve in the Pacific - The Guardian]

Barack Obama to create world's largest ocean reserve in the Pacific - The Guardian

26 Sep 2014

PACIFIC// Barack Obama will use his presidential powers on Thursday to create the world’s largest marine reserve in the Pacific, banning fishing and other commercial activities across vast swaths of pristine sea populated by whales, dolphins and sea turtles and dotted with coral atolls. Image © Jean Louis Danan.
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[Teenager swims with six Blue Sharks off Penzance coast - The Cornishman]

Teenager swims with six Blue Sharks off Penzance coast - The Cornishman

19 Sep 2014

CORNWALL// Will Hood, 16, came face to face with Blue Sharks just a few miles off Penzance. Will was snorkelling with his father when half a dozen Blue Sharks began circling their rigid inflatable boat. Image © Terry Goss.
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[Researchers: Gulf sharks are shrinking - Chron.com]

Researchers: Gulf sharks are shrinking - Chron.com

18 Sep 2014

GULF OF MEXICO// Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico are shrinking, according to the findings of a new study which looked at shark sizes over the past century. Image © JSD.
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[Pupils go wild for 'BioBlitz' event - The Herald]

Pupils go wild for 'BioBlitz' event - The Herald

21 Sep 2014

PLYMOUTH// SCHOOLCHILDREN spent a day hunting for creepy crawlies as part of a 24-hour challenge to record as much as possible about the wildlife around them.
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[White Sharks partly to blame for otter recovery stall - SFGate]

White Sharks partly to blame for otter recovery stall - SFGate

23 Sep 2014

USA// The population of California sea otters, a species whose painfully slow recovery from near extinction has been as baffling as it has been disturbing, is nearly the same as it was last year despite intensive efforts to bring the frolicsome marine mammals back from the brink. Image © Sean Sequeira.
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[Premier Colin Barnett wants rapid response shark squad this summer - perthnow.com.au ]

Premier Colin Barnett wants rapid response shark squad this summer - perthnow.com.au

18 Sep 2014

PERTH// Premier Colin Barnett has revealed he wants a rapid response shark squad in place for this summer. Mr Barnett said rules to deal with the imminent threat posed by sharks were “too cumbersome and too slow”. Image © David Stephens.
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