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[Biting wit: Great White's unofficial Twitter feed gains 44,000 followers - The Guardian]

Biting wit: Great White's unofficial Twitter feed gains 44,000 followers - The Guardian

17 May 2015

USA// An organisation studying White Sharks is enjoying some welcome attention after one of the creatures it has been monitoring started gaining a loyal social media following. Image © Sean Sequeira.
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[West crusaders have long been champions of ocean predators - Western Morning News]

West crusaders have long been champions of ocean predators - Western Morning News

17 May 2015

WORLDWIDE// Millions of BBC television viewers are having their perceptions changed by the latest natural history series Shark. But the Westcountry-based Shark Trust has been doing similar work for 18 years with a budget a fraction that of the TV series. Image © Terry Goss.
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[VIDEO: Drone films 2 sharks feeding off Gloucester coast - Boston.com]

VIDEO: Drone films 2 sharks feeding off Gloucester coast - Boston.com

16 May 2015

USA// Gloucester resident and drone enthusiast Martin Del Vecchio captured this incredible footage of two Basking Sharks feeding off the city’s coastline Friday. Image © Sally Sharrock.
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[Scientists using new technology to track endangered basking sharks as the creatures reach UK shores - The Independent]

Scientists using new technology to track endangered basking sharks as the creatures reach UK shores - The Independent

15 May 2015

UK// The average Basking Shark may be the length of a double-decker bus, but these giant fish are still notoriously hard to find. Image © Colin Speedie.
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[How to film a White Shark - RadioTimes]

How to film a White Shark - RadioTimes

15 May 2015

WORLDWIDE// The team behind the new BBC documentary series Shark spent two years researching and filming all sorts of the sea predators. Although the majority are entirely harmless, things were a little more complicated when it came to filming the legendary Great White. Image © Maria Munn.
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[Chinook researchers encounter unlikely predator in Bering Sea - Alaska Public Media]

Chinook researchers encounter unlikely predator in Bering Sea - Alaska Public Media

12 May 2015

ALASKA// While studying Chinook salmon in the Bering Sea, researchers have found themselves in the wake of an unlikely killer.
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[Sri Lanka to become the first nation in the world to protect all its mangroves - The Guardian]

Sri Lanka to become the first nation in the world to protect all its mangroves - The Guardian

12 May 2015

SRI LANKA// More than half the world’s mangroves have been lost over the last century but all of those surviving in Sri Lanka, one of their most important havens, are now to be protected in an unprecedented operation. Image © Jillian Morris.
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[It’s a Basking Shark, not a Great White - The Boston Globe]

It’s a Basking Shark, not a Great White - The Boston Globe

12 May 2015

USA// It happens every year. As spring rolls into summer, officials from the state’s Division of Marine Fisheries field calls from boaters who encounter giant Basking Sharks along the coastline and get the fish confused with Whites. Image © Louise Overy.
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[Shark researchers should be allowed to tag White Sharks: marine expert - WA Today]

Shark researchers should be allowed to tag White Sharks: marine expert - WA Today

12 May 2015

AUSTRALIA// A marine expert says the Barnett government owed it to beachgoers to allow more White Shark research after scaring people from the water during its controversial catch and kill policy. Image © Neil Hammerschlag.
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[Young travel writer on swimming with Whale Sharks - The West Australian]

Young travel writer on swimming with Whale Sharks - The West Australian

11 May 2015

AUSTRALIA// Jesse Tucek was one of The West Australian's two Young Travel Writer winners this year, going on assignment to Exmouth and beyond. Here, he shares his adventures on Australia’s Coral Coast. Image © Gareth Millson.
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