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By Lauren Smith Earlier this year a new species of deep water shark, Etmopterus lailae, was discovered in waters surrounding the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Measurements of external features, teeth, vertebrae and intestines, along with specific external markings and pa...
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Taking steps to allow shark populations to return to healthy levels. Globally, sharks are facing extinction because of the demand for their fins to make shark fin soup, as well as other threats, such as becoming by-catch and being used in cosmetic products and health supplements. The expensive soup ...
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Posted by on in Fishing
Interview with David McGuire, Founder of Shark Stewards Emmy-award-winning filmmaker and marine scientist David McGuire has not only swum with sharks, he’s swum FOR them. As founder and executive director of the Sausalito-based marine research and advocacy organization Sea Stewards, McGuire started...
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Posted by on in General Environment
(October 1, 2014) Denver, CO—Earth Protect is now partnered with Shark Stewards, increasing the mission impact for both Earth Protect and Shark Stewards as more people can be educated on this endangered and threatened species which is vital to our oceans health. Shark Stewards is at the forefront o...
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Posted by on in Fishing
In a major win for sharks and their advocates, Australia’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recommended Western Australia (WA) end its controversial shark killing program. After a series of fatal attacks, WA's government proposed a new program in an effort to keep beachgoers safe that invo...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Shark fin soup, one of China's most famous dishes, has fallen dramatically out of fashion after a high-profile campaign by anti-cruelty activists. Wealthy Chinese have supped on shark fin soup, a gelatinous broth, since the Ming dynasty; it is a staple at wedding banquets and other special even...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
There are more than a thousand species of sharks and rays in the world, and nearly a quarter of them are threatened with extinction, according to a new study. That means these ancient types of fish are among the most endangered animals in the world. This word comes from a Swiss-based group called t...
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Posted by on in Fishing
Ecology: Greenpeace Australia is adding their weight to the New Zealand Shark Alliance's campaign to ban shark finning in New Zealand. David Ritter, CEO of Greenpeace Australia, has chimed in on the controversy saying that Australians can help sway the New Zealand government into enacting laws...
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Posted by on in Animals
WOODS HOLE --- The sendoff felt a little like the dawn of a new adventure, a trip to uncharted territory — a discoverers’ voyage to the new world, or the wild west. And the subject of the voyage is almost as unknown and misunderstood, its public perception more determined by stereotypes than hard fa...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Across the country, office conversation murmurs are changing. The elevator silence is no longer filled with that universal summer question, “Are you going anywhere this weekend?” For during this otherwise innocuous August week, people are saying instead, “Hey, it’s Shark Week! Did you watch Spa...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
To present an alternative to the Discovery Channel's Shark Week (and cult TV movies like Sharknado), Heal the Bay staff write about the marine animals they love so much. The general public has been fed terrifying misconceptions about these creatures, and our mission is to raise awareness about ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
One of the world’s most feared predators is under attack. Experts say only about 10% of the world’s sharks remain due to overfishing that could upset the balance of sea life and threaten a variety of local jobs and the global food supply. Every year sharks are captured by the millions and their...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Sharks are one of our planet's most misunderstood and maligned creatures, and the pressure from human activities on shark populations has been pushing some species of these fish toward extinction. An estimated one-third of shark species is under threat of extinction, millions of sharks are kill...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
PEOPLE are being warned to keep away from the dead whale washed up near Warrnambool's Thunder Point after callous photographs appeared on a social networking site. One posted on Facebook yesterday shows a group of people touching the male humpback as one man stands on top of it in a surfing pose. ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  This shark's oddly shaped head is thought to be a mechanism to spread out its highly specialised sense organs, which amongst other things help it to detect electrical currents created by its prey. A useful skill to have when you have an entire ocean to scan for food!   Where am I fo...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
The San Fernando Valley is home to Universal Studios, one of the most famous movie studios in the world. As a resident of Studio City, it is something I mention with pride to people I meet who are not from California.   "Yes! I live right next to where all of your favorite movies were made!"...
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Posted by on in Animals
Great Whites Could Go Extinct Before Tigers Two of the world's most famous carnivores are now under the microscope for being perilously close to extinction. One of them, the tiger, has gotten plenty of PR recently, along with the frightening revelation that the entire species could be on the brink ...
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Posted by on in Animals
But you can’t stop something so terrible from happening if you don’t know about it or know why you should even care. An estimated 100,000,000 sharks were killed last year – primarily for their fins. Indeed, their populations are down to critical levels and they are still being fished out of the oce...
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Posted by on in Animals
1. Support international shark fisheries’ management and conservation efforts. 2. Contact your local government representative. Demand that shark management and conservation efforts become a priority. 3. Support organizations, like Project AWARE, which are engaged in ocean conservation efforts. 4...
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