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[Predatory fish have declined by two thirds in the last century - Scientific American]

Predatory fish have declined by two thirds in the last century - Scientific American

20 Oct 2014

WORLDWIDE// The removal of top predators has been called “humankind’s most pervasive influence on nature,” and it is as detrimental in the sea as it is on land. Image © Charles Hood.
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[Ancient Scottish fish 'first to have sex' - BBC News]

Ancient Scottish fish 'first to have sex' - BBC News

19 Oct 2014

SCOTLAND// An international team of researchers says a fish called Microbrachius dicki is the first-known animal to stop reproducing by spawning and instead mate by having sex.
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[Shy Epaulette Shark to thrive from climate change, Queensland researchers say - ABC News]

Shy Epaulette Shark to thrive from climate change, Queensland researchers say - ABC News

16 Oct 2014

australia// The timid Epaulette Shark is one of a small group of species that will thrive on the expected impacts of climate change, north Queensland researchers say. Image © Alex Mustard.
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[VIDEO: Viral Shark Video Gives Rare Look at a Feeding Frenzy]

VIDEO: Viral Shark Video Gives Rare Look at a Feeding Frenzy

15 Oct 2014

USA// A video posted to YouTube shows as many as a hundred sharks devouring a school of bluefish near a beach, a rarely seen phenomenon. Image © Josser Delgado.
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[Autopsy to reveal the cause of death of rare Blue Shark which washed up on Byron Bay’s Main Beach - The Daily Telegraph]

Autopsy to reveal the cause of death of rare Blue Shark which washed up on Byron Bay’s Main Beach - The Daily Telegraph

15 Oct 2014

AUSTRALIA// Southern Cross University marine ecologist Dr Daniel Bucher said the female shark, which had three bite marks on its skin, was “sick” when it washed ashore last Friday morning. Image © Fiona Ayerst.
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[Big robot fleet takes to UK waters - BBC News]

Big robot fleet takes to UK waters - BBC News

02 Oct 2014

UK// Unmanned boats and submarines will travel 500km (300 miles) across an area off the southwestern tip of the UK. The aim is to test new technologies and to map marine life in a key fishing ground. Image © Karin Leonard, Marine Photobank.
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[A win for Whale Sharks - The West Australian]

A win for Whale Sharks - The West Australian

29 Sep 2014

AUSTRALIA// WA's iconic Whale Sharks will get greater protection amid concerns about the number of the endangered animals killed illegally overseas. Image © Steve Jones.
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[Shark spotters, repellent devices proposed for hire at popular WA beaches - Perth Now]

Shark spotters, repellent devices proposed for hire at popular WA beaches - Perth Now

28 Sep 2014

AUSTRALIA// Popular and high-risk beaches should have a 'shark spotter' and electronic shark-repellent devices available for hire, according to a new blueprint for beachside WA towns. Image © JSD.
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[Shark pup beached on Ards Peninsula after attack by bull seal - Belfast Telegraph]

Shark pup beached on Ards Peninsula after attack by bull seal - Belfast Telegraph

27 Sep 2014

NORTHERN IRELAND// A newborn Basking Shark pup has washed up on the shores of the Ards Peninsula. It's thought a number of young sharks may have come under attack from a bull seal at Ballywalter earlier this week. Image © Colin Speedie.
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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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