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[Mysterious giant sharks - BBC Earth]

Mysterious giant sharks - BBC Earth

27 Oct 2014

ARCTIC// Greenland Sharks are absurdly slow and mostly blind, yet they may have spread far beyond the Arctic waters they are known from. Image © Marc Dando.
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[5 spookily cool shark facts for Halloween]

5 spookily cool shark facts for Halloween

23 Oct 2014

In the spirit of Halloween we’ve come up with five spookily cool facts about sharks, which we hope you’ll enjoy. Image © Marc Dando.
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[Targeted shark captures rise over previous year - The Sydney Morning Herald]

Targeted shark captures rise over previous year - The Sydney Morning Herald

26 Oct 2014

AUSTRALIA// Three times more sharks were caught in beaches to the south of Sydney compared with the north, according to new figures revealing the number and location of sharks caught in NSW. Image © Maria Munn.
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[For Spain, the finning ban in the EU seems 'meaningless' - FIS]

For Spain, the finning ban in the EU seems 'meaningless' - FIS

24 Oct 2014

SPAIN// The head of the General Secretariat of the Sea of Spain, Juan Maneiro, defended the sustainability of the longline fleet given the ban by the European Union (EU) of shark finning. Image © Caroline Robertson-Brown.
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[Nearly 700 sharks killed in Queensland's cull program but conservationists say no evidence it works - ABC News]

Nearly 700 sharks killed in Queensland's cull program but conservationists say no evidence it works - ABC News

24 Oct 2014

AUSTRALIA// The state's strategy has not generated as much publicity or controversy as Western Australia's culls, but conservationists say it is the toughest in Australia. Image © Alec Connah.
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[WA drops Federal push on drum lines - The West Australian]

WA drops Federal push on drum lines - The West Australian

24 Oct 2014

AUSTRALIA// Mr Barnett this morning confirmed the WA Government had withdrawn an application under Federal Environment law seeking approval to set drum lines between November and April each year. Image © Eric Thoren.
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[Step closer to shark and man safely sharing the beach - Sunshine Coast Daily]

Step closer to shark and man safely sharing the beach - Sunshine Coast Daily

23 Oct 2014

AUSTRALIA// The Sunshine Coast may be a step closer to replacing shark nets with new technology able to allow sharks and man to safely share the beach. Image © Cat Gordon.
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[Monster shark 'kept whales in check' - BBC News]

Monster shark 'kept whales in check' - BBC News

23 Oct 2014

WORLDWIDE// The extinction of the biggest shark known to science may have triggered whales to grow to their current hefty sizes, a study suggests. Megalodon, an ancient 14-18m-long predator that resembled a super-sized White, may have preyed on primitive Baleen Whales.
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[John West and Princes accused of backtracking on tuna commitments - The Guardian]

John West and Princes accused of backtracking on tuna commitments - The Guardian

21 Oct 2014

UK// Leaked documents show UK’s two biggest tuna brands are likely to delay or opt out of commitments to end FAD fishing methods that cause harmful bycatch of sharks, rays and turtles.
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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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