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[EU scores Pacific protections for Manta and Devil Rays]

EU scores Pacific protections for Manta and Devil Rays

03 Jul 2015

Guayaquil, Ecuador. July 3, 2015. Fishing nations at the annual meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) have taken concrete, groundbreaking steps to conserve Eastern Pacific manta and devil rays, but have failed to reach consensus on proposals to strengthen the region’s ban on shark finning (slicing off a shark's fins and discarding the body at sea) or on bids to curb fishing of hammerhead and silky sharks.
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[Hammerhead shark leaves Ocean City, allowing swimmers back in the water -  The Washington Post]

Hammerhead shark leaves Ocean City, allowing swimmers back in the water - The Washington Post

26 Jun 2015

USA// A hammerhead shark that had kept the crowded beaches in this seaside city on edge for nearly 24 hours glided harmlessly into the Assateague Bay on Thursday, allowing swimmers to flood back into the surf and resume normal vacationing. Image © John Bantin.
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[The man who keeps finding new species of shark - BBC News]

The man who keeps finding new species of shark - BBC News

24 Jun 2015

WORLDWIDE// Most people have heard of White, hammerhead and Tiger Sharks but there are many other species - and every year a number of new ones are discovered. Image © Simon Rogerson.
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[Western Australia attacked over funding halt for shark tagging and tracking - The Guardian]

Western Australia attacked over funding halt for shark tagging and tracking - The Guardian

23 Jun 2015

AUSTRALIA// The West Australian government has stopped funding the only part of its shark hazard mitigation strategy that made sense, the state opposition and Greens have said. Image © Justine Alford.
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[Gift of rare Basking Shark to Victorian scientists 'fantastic' for research - The Guardian]

Gift of rare Basking Shark to Victorian scientists 'fantastic' for research - The Guardian

23 Jun 2015

AUSTRALIA// A Basking Shark, rarely seen in Australian waters, will be donated to scientists after it was caught by the Castella Rosa fishing trawler off Victoria’s south-west coast. Image © Charles Hood.
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[Deep-sea shark migrations captured with fin-mounted cameras - Live Science]

Deep-sea shark migrations captured with fin-mounted cameras - Live Science

23 Jun 2015

WORLDWIDE// Researchers at the University of Hawaii and the University of Tokyo studied sharks' swimming habits using fin-mounted cameras. This novel approach helped them discover surprising new details about what keeps these predators afloat. Image © Simon Rogerson.
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[40 years of bad science: how Jaws got everything wrong about sharks - Gizmodo]

40 years of bad science: how Jaws got everything wrong about sharks - Gizmodo

22 Jun 2015

WORLDWIDE// To celebrate the 40th anniversary of its original release, Jaws will be shown on the big screen once more on 21 June. Few other movies have cast such a long shadow into the 'real' world as the first summer blockbuster. Image © Grant Henderson.
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[Video: White Shark circles boat off New York coast and feeds on whale - The Telegraph]

Video: White Shark circles boat off New York coast and feeds on whale - The Telegraph

21 Jun 2015

USA// GoPro footage of a White Shark eating a whale carcass has gone viral. YouTube user Michael Maiale was on board a boat the moment a dead whale was spotted approximately 45 miles off the coast of New York this month. Image © William Buchheit.
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[Conservationists call for prosecution of Whale Shark riders - The Guardian]

Conservationists call for prosecution of Whale Shark riders - The Guardian

21 Jun 2015

VENEZUELA// Conservationists have called for the prosecution of two men filmed “surfing” on the back of a Vulnerable Whale Shark while being towed by a speedboat. Image © Steven Miller.
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[Three shark photographers you need to follow - Time]

Three shark photographers you need to follow - Time

20 Jun 2015

WORLDWIDE// Steven Spielberg’s iconic summer blockbuster, Jaws, first released 40 years ago, is still haunting bathers and surfers today. But it has also fuelled the fascination of generations of underwater photographers to capture the majestic fish on camera. Image © David Litchfield.
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