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[Thanks to shark sanctuaries, we get to enjoy and explore scenes like these - Huffington Post]

Thanks to shark sanctuaries, we get to enjoy and explore scenes like these - Huffington Post

16 Aug 2014

WORLDWIDE// A new study put out by the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme finds that tourists in that island nation, which established the world's second shark sanctuary in 2010, spent $9 million in 2012. Image © Alessio Viora, Marine Photobank.
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[Sharks are magnificent creatures, and here's the facts to prove it! - The Weather Network]

Sharks are magnificent creatures, and here's the facts to prove it! - The Weather Network

15 Aug 2014

WORLDWIDE// As with any large predator species, sharks deserve our wary respect, especially when we intrude upon their environment, but they've developed a pretty bad reputation over the years - one that is mostly undeserved. Image © Alec Connah.
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[Progress for Sharks - Huffington Post Blog]

Progress for Sharks - Huffington Post Blog

15 Aug 2014

USA// In case you haven't heard, it's Shark Week. This week-long shark extravaganza on the Discovery Channel is the highlight of many TV viewers' summer calendar. Image © Paul Martin.
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[Save the sharks by swimming with them - Smithsonian.com]

Save the sharks by swimming with them - Smithsonian.com

14 Aug 2014

WORLDWIDE// Ecotourism is helping promote shark conservation around the world - while also boosting local economies. Image © Simon Rogerson.
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[Google reinforces undersea cables after shark bites - The Guardian]

Google reinforces undersea cables after shark bites - The Guardian

14 Aug 2014

PACIFIC// Google is going to great lengths to reinforce some of the world’s undersea data cables after a series of shark bites, a product manager has revealed. Image © Ivan Vanheer.
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[Environment minister Greg Hunt admits Great Barrier Reef is in trouble - The Guardian]

Environment minister Greg Hunt admits Great Barrier Reef is in trouble - The Guardian

14 Aug 2014

AUSTRALIA// An outlook report by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA), the government agency tasked with overseeing the reef’s health, declines to mince its words. Image © Terry Goss.
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[Rather than killing sharks, this town moves them away from human-infested waters - grist.org]

Rather than killing sharks, this town moves them away from human-infested waters - grist.org

13 Aug 2014

BRAZIL// Scientists in Brazil found that a strategy of catching sharks and relocating them resulted in a 97 percent drop in attacks off the coastal city of Recife between 2004 and 2011. Image © Eric Thoren.
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[Sharks play a key role in the Chesapeake Bay, the oceans - Daily Press]

Sharks play a key role in the Chesapeake Bay, the oceans - Daily Press

13 Aug 2014

USA// Two good things to know during Shark Week: First, sharks aren't on the prowl for us - they much prefer traditional meals, such as seal. And second, if they mistake us for a seal and try to chow down, there's a good chance they won't like us. Image © Maria Munn.
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[5 times sharks needed our help and amazing humans did the right thing - One Green Planet]

5 times sharks needed our help and amazing humans did the right thing - One Green Planet

11 Aug 2014

WORLDWIDE// Sharks have remained in the oceans for over 400 million years. This means that they are so well adapted to their oceanic homes that they have been able to survive five mass extinctions! Image © ScubaZoo.
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[Decade of White Shark research nears end - scoop.co.nz]

Decade of White Shark research nears end - scoop.co.nz

11 Aug 2014

NEW ZEALAND// A joint 10-year NIWA and Department of Conservation project to find out more about the White Sharks that inhabit New Zealand waters is coming to an end as scientists tackle the final phases of data analysis. Image © Tonya Herron.
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