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[Calls for Stewart Island shark diving ban - The New Zealand Herald]

Calls for Stewart Island shark diving ban - The New Zealand Herald

21 Apr 2015

NEW ZEALAND// Shark diving around Stewart Island will be under the spotlight at a public meeting tonight that is being hosted by New Zealand First.
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[Stressed-out shark dies of heart attack at Russian Zoo - The Moscow Times]

Stressed-out shark dies of heart attack at Russian Zoo - The Moscow Times

21 Apr 2015

RUSSIA// A Blacktip Reef Shark that earlier suffered a nervous breakdown after visitors repeatedly banged on its cage has died of a heart attack at a Kaliningrad zoo. Image © Rob Allen.
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[Fabrily fundraiser for Shark Trust No Limits? campaign]

Fabrily fundraiser for Shark Trust No Limits? campaign

14 Apr 2015

WORLDWIDE// Due to the success of our previous No Limits? t-shirt campaign we've launched another range of limited edition t-shirts on Fabrily, providing another chance for any disappointed supporters to grab one of our ‪#‎fabtees.
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[Nine-metre Whale Shark washes up on beach in Ecuador - ABC News]

Nine-metre Whale Shark washes up on beach in Ecuador - ABC News

14 Apr 2015

ECUADOR// More than 100 volunteers have failed to save the life of a nine-metre Whale Shark which washed up on a beach in Ecuador. Image © Simon Rogerson.
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[Shark trapped along Wellington's waterfront - The New Zealand Herald]

Shark trapped along Wellington's waterfront - The New Zealand Herald

10 Apr 2015

NEW ZEALAND// Crowds of people remain gathered at Wellington's waterfront this evening to catch a glimpse of a trapped Blue Shark. Image © Terry Goss.
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[White Sharks use the sun to help them hunt]

White Sharks use the sun to help them hunt

08 Apr 2015

AUSTRALIA// The finding was recently published in the journal American Naturalist, by researchers in South Australia, who observed the shark making a special effort to get behind the sun when closing in on its next meal. Image © Joshua Cortopassi.
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[New BBC NHU trilogy explores a mysterious and ancient family - sharks - bbc.co.uk]

New BBC NHU trilogy explores a mysterious and ancient family - sharks - bbc.co.uk

07 Apr 2015

WORLDWIDE// For the last two years, a team from the BBC's Natural History Unit has been travelling the world to make 'Shark', the ultimate wildlife trilogy on these extraordinary yet misunderstood animals. Image © Steve Jones.
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[Public urged to report Basking Shark sightings for new tracking project - University of Exeter]

Public urged to report Basking Shark sightings for new tracking project - University of Exeter

07 Apr 2015

CORNWALLl// The University of Exeter and the Marine Conservation Society are joining forces in an exciting new satellite tracking project to tag and follow Basking Sharks in Cornish waters. Image © Colin Speedie.
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[First Basking Shark of the season spotted in Cornwall - The Cornishman]

First Basking Shark of the season spotted in Cornwall - The Cornishman

07 Apr 2015

CORNWALL// The first Basking Shark to visit Cornish waters this year has been spotted off the coast of Porthcurno. The sighting marks the start to the Basking Shark season, which each year attracts tourists to Cornwall who hope to catch a glimpse of the giant creatures. Image © Linda Pitkin.
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[Ocearch to catch, tag and track huge Tiger Sharks off WA coast - Perth Now]

Ocearch to catch, tag and track huge Tiger Sharks off WA coast - Perth Now

07 Apr 2015

AUSTRALIA// Beachgoers will be able to track huge Tiger Sharks off WA in real-time with their smartphones when a $1 million tagging program starts this month. Image © Eric Thoren.
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