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[Three-metre shark returns - with a friend - smh.com.au]

Three-metre shark returns - with a friend - smh.com.au

05 Mar 2015

AUSTRALIA // Rumours surrounding the death or escape of the Lake Macquarie White Shark appear to be greatly exaggerated. And it may have returned with a friend.
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[SHARK SEASON: South Shore urged to join effort to monitor great whites - plymouth.wickedlocal.com]

SHARK SEASON: South Shore urged to join effort to monitor great whites - plymouth.wickedlocal.com

04 Mar 2015

PLYMOUTH, Massachusetts // Forget the groundhog. If you need assurance that spring is actually just a month away, consider the sharks. White Sharks, to be specific.
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[Why Shark Finning Bans Aren't Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet) - npr.org]

Why Shark Finning Bans Aren't Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet) - npr.org

04 Mar 2015

Due in part to publicity campaigns condemning the delicacy, imports of shark fins into Hong Kong have dropped by 29 percent since 2011. That's according to new research published in the journal Biological Conservation. But it may be a bit early to celebrate. While the trade in shark fins may be down, the trade in shark meatis going strong.
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[Goblin shark: Frightening 'alien of the deep' will join Australian Museum collection - abc.net.au]

Goblin shark: Frightening 'alien of the deep' will join Australian Museum collection - abc.net.au

03 Mar 2015

AUSTRALIA // It is dubbed the "alien of the deep" for its terrifying appearance, but the Australian Museum could not be more excited to show off its most recent addition, a Goblin Shark.
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[Researchers ponder the possibilities as catches put area in the shark spotlight again - nwfdailynews.com]

Researchers ponder the possibilities as catches put area in the shark spotlight again - nwfdailynews.com

03 Mar 2015

FLORIDA // For the third time in as many weeks, fishermen have reeled in large sharks off Florida shores.
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[Great White Sharks attack prey under cover of sun - newscientist.com]

Great White Sharks attack prey under cover of sun - newscientist.com

02 Mar 2015

It's common knowledge that sharks hunt at dawn and dusk. Researchers from Flinders University in Australia tested whether or not the sun's low position on the horizon may play a role in why they hunt at those times.
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[Eugenie Clark, Scholar of the Life Aquatic, Dies at 92 - The New York Times]

Eugenie Clark, Scholar of the Life Aquatic, Dies at 92 - The New York Times

25 Feb 2015

Eugenie Clark, whose childhood rapture with fish in a New York City aquarium led to a life of scholarly adventure in the littorals and depths of the Seven Seas and to a global reputation as a marine biologist and expert on sharks.
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[Sharks reveal super memory - BBC Earth]

Sharks reveal super memory - BBC Earth

25 Feb 2015

WORLDWIDE// The ocean predators can be taught to recognise shapes, and optical illusions, and remember them for at least a year.
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[ Corals face 'slow starvation' from ingesting plastics pollution, experts find - The Guardian]

Corals face 'slow starvation' from ingesting plastics pollution, experts find - The Guardian

25 Feb 2015

WORLDWIDE// Corals such as those found on the Great Barrier Reef are at risk from the estimated 5tn pieces of plastic in the world’s oceans because researchers have discovered they digest tiny fragments of plastic at a significant rate.
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[8 more things you should know about White Sharks - ABC Science ]

8 more things you should know about White Sharks - ABC Science

25 Feb 2015

WORLDWIDE// Before the mid-1970s, these incredible predators were known simply as White Sharks or White Pointers in Australia. The name 'Great White' was popularised globally in the movie Jaws in 1975. Image © Tonya Herron.
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