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[Hawaiian surfer attacked by shark vows to protect the creatures of the deep - ABC News]

Hawaiian surfer attacked by shark vows to protect the creatures of the deep - ABC News

19 Mar 2015

HAWAII// When Hawaiian Mike Coots had his right leg bitten off by a Tiger Shark at age 17 he had no idea he would spend his life trying to protect the creature. Image © Laura Storm.
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[Shark eDNA study could be conservation 'game-changer' - BBC News]

Shark eDNA study could be conservation 'game-changer' - BBC News

18 Mar 2015

UK// Conservationists are eagerly awaiting the results of a UK study into whether it is possible to track endangered sharks via environmental DNA (eDNA). Image © Fiona Ayerst.
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[STOP PRESS - The UK announces the world’s largest marine reserve!]

STOP PRESS - The UK announces the world’s largest marine reserve!

18 Mar 2015

SOUTH PACIFIC// The Great British Oceans campaign congratulates the UK Government on its decision to create the world’s largest marine reserve around the Pitcairn Islands, a UK Overseas Territory in the South Pacific. Image © JP Trenque.
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[Shark study to unlock secrets - The West Australian]

Shark study to unlock secrets - The West Australian

16 Mar 2015

AUSTRALIA// Three nautical miles off Rottnest, a team of WA scientists crowds around a computer monitor as a line of submerged buoys looms into view. Image © Adrian Hewitt.
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[White House expands protections for California’s ‘Blue Serengeti’ - The Washington Post]

White House expands protections for California’s ‘Blue Serengeti’ - The Washington Post

13 Mar 2015

USA// The Obama administration is more than doubling the size of two federal marine sanctuaries off California’s north-central coast, an areas scientists have described as a “blue Serengeti”. Image © Matt Newell.
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[Baby White Sharks are swimming with surfers off California beaches - Inquisitr]

Baby White Sharks are swimming with surfers off California beaches - Inquisitr

13 Mar 2015

USA// Surfers and swimmers along California’s Ventura Beaches have found themselves accompanied by baby White Sharks when they enter the water recently, as the young predators are lingering in the region while undertaking a southward migration. Image © Sean Sequeira.
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[Reunion Island sharks: surfers volunteer as bait for experiments amid ban - Inquisitr]

Reunion Island sharks: surfers volunteer as bait for experiments amid ban - Inquisitr

13 Mar 2015

INDIAN OCEAN// Surfing may have been banned at Reunion Island following a spate of fatal shark attacks, yet a group of surfers are nevertheless taking to the sea, to test new strategies for managing the oceanic predators. Image © James Wiseman.
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[White Shark 'Lydia' travels 56,000 km in two years: Her habitat ‘spans the entire North Atlantic ocean’ - nationalpost.com]

White Shark 'Lydia' travels 56,000 km in two years: Her habitat ‘spans the entire North Atlantic ocean’ - nationalpost.com

09 Mar 2015

CANADA// In the two years since she was tagged off Florida, Lydia has travelled more than 56,000 kilometres over the mid-Atlantic ridge toward Europe and western Africa then back again. Image © Maria Munn.
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[How are Tiger Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico eating birds from your backyard? - chron.com]

How are Tiger Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico eating birds from your backyard? - chron.com

09 Mar 2015

ALABAMA// A University of South Alabama scientist who has been studying Gulf of Mexico Tiger Sharks for 10 years said he and his colleagues have been surprised at how many backyard birds end up in sharks' stomachs. Image © Eric Thoren.
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[Basking Shark turns the camera on the scientists who tagged it - Earth Touch News Network]

Basking Shark turns the camera on the scientists who tagged it - Earth Touch News Network

06 Mar 2015

IRELAND// This might be the first time that scientists have been filmed by a shark ... and not the other way around. Image © Chales Hood.
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