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#Benyon hits out at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall in defence of #sea conservation plans

#Benyon hits out at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall in defence of #sea conservation plans | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
UK environment minister says campaigners do not understand the costs involved in creating 'properly' protected conservation zones (#eco #Wildlife #Marinelife #Fishing #Oceans Benyon hits out at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall in defence of sea...
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Costs you say Richard Benyon....Conservation is necessary! Save Our Seas

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Lon Hope's curator insight, March 12, 2013 4:45 AM

Costs!? I wonder just how much this (frugal) lmao mininster makes?

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it is time to make money available to protect the only planet we have...

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"We know more about the moon's behind than the ocean's bottom!" #GiantSquid scientist http://ow.ly/h4Rtz Thx@healthebay

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#Sharks are #entitled to their #domain

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How vain do we want to be as a culture? How disconnected with our natural environment?

Via Kathy Dowsett
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TAKE  ACTION  here>>  https://www.greenpeace.org.au/action/?cid=60&src=TW1&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=blog&utm_term=010814_1101&utm_campaign=Arctic&txtArea=twitter

 

& HERE pls>  https://secure.marineconservation.org.au/donate.php?campid=701900000006XVIAA2

 

Ban Drumlines & Shark Nets in South Africa:  https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/KwaZuluNatal_Sharks_Board_Ban_Drumlines_Shark_Nets_in_South_Africa/?wowBBbb

 

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Petition to STOP illegal killing of 'juvenile Sharks' into a jar! https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Make_putting_sharks_in_a_jar_illegal/?towBBbb

 

 

Outrage over EPA shark-cull decision: http://www.projectaware.org/update/outrage-over-epa-shark-cull-decision

 

Global shark crisis! - POWERFUL VIDEO: 3.22m http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSaxDGdet4g&feature=youtu.be

 

 SHARK deterrent Wetsuit:  http://www.ted.com/talks/hamish_jolly_a_shark_deterrent_wetsuit_and_it_s_not_what_you_think

 

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VICTORY for SHARKS   http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2014/09/11/victory-for-australias-sharks-1625#.VBJSPECsjSQ.twitter

 

23.5.14 ~ 

Comment: WA's shark cull didn't answer the big ocean safety questions:  http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/05/23/comment-was-shark-cull-didnt-answer-big-ocean-safety-questions

 

8.5.14 ~  

Australia: More than 170 sharks caught under controversial cull program:  http://edition.cnn.com/2014/05/08/world/asia/australia-shark-cull/index.html?hpt=hp_c4

 

 

 

29 April 2014, 9.30pm BST

WA shark cull season ends, and ocean users don’t want it to return:  http://theconversation.com/wa-shark-cull-season-ends-and-ocean-users-dont-want-it-to-return-26038

 

 

 

19.4.14 ~ 

Live tracking of tagged sharks still not on SharkSmart website http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/live-tracking-of-tagged-sharks-still-not-on-sharksmart-website/story-fnhocxo3-1226889964661

 

 

14.4.14 ~ 

Australia Wants to Selectively Slaughter Sharks for Three More Years:  https://news.vice.com/articles/australia-wants-to-selectively-slaughter-sharks-for-three-more-years

 

13.4.14 ~  Leave the SHARKs aloan!  http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/04/13/activists-sink-teeth-was-shark-baiting-programme

 

 10.4.14 ~ 

A shark cull divides a nation:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26937924

 

 

24.3.14 ~ 

Shark cull policy in Western Australia faces fresh challenge from Greens: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/24/shark-cull-policy-in-western-australia-faces-fresh-challenge-from-greens

Party brings in private member's bill to tackle an environmental exemption it dismisses as a 'cynical PR exercise'

 

 

 14.3.14 ~ Why Saving Sharks is a Good Investment:  http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2014/03/14/the-real-life-shark-tank-why-saving-sharks-is-a-good-investment/

 

 

13.3.14 ~ 

WA Shark Cull Update - EPA rules out assessment despite 23,000 public submissions:::  http://www.seashepherd.org.au/news-and-media/2014/03/13/wa-shark-cull-update-epa-rules-out-assessment-despite-23000-public-submissions-1586

 

 

 

26.2.14 ~ Shark victim's mother takes court action against shark cull

Read more: http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/shark-victims-mother-takes-court-action-against-shark-cull-20140226-33hfx.html#ixzz2uX1blsK6

 

 

26.2.14 ~ 

Sea Shepherd seeks injunction to stop WA shark cull:  http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/21709551/sea-shepherd-seeks-injunction-to-stop-wa-shark-cull/

 

23.2.14 ~ 

Western Australia's shark cull will hit breeding stock of great whitesListen to the scientific community and look at the evidence from Hawaii to South Africa. Killing sharks doesn't work>>   http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/23/western-australia-shark-cull-great-whites

 

 

22.2.14 >>

Morning of cruelty, inhumanity and slaughter in the South West as Barnett's war on nature rages on: http://www.seashepherd.org.au/news-and-media/2014/02/22/morning-of-cruelty-inhumanity-and-slaughter-in-the-south-west-1577

 

18.2.14 ~ 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/18/shark-cull-condemned-after-attacks-fall-five-year-low?CMP=twt_gu

 

16.2.14 ~  Are shark shields a solution for Western Australia? :  http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/02/16/shark-shields-better-drum-lines-alp   via @free_dive & @Seasaver 

 

 

13.2.14 ~ 

Jackie Chan interview: 'They served me shark fin soup and I said no way':  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10635496/Jackie-Chan-interview-They-served-me-shark-fin-soup-and-I-said-no-way.html

 

12.2.14 ~ All captured animals so far are reportedly tiger sharks, with white and bull sharks also targeted by the program. While the program was designed to reduce the risk of fatal shark attacks, it also poses a threat to shark populations.>>  http://theconversation.com/explainer-sharks-why-size-and-species-matter-22535

 

 

 

 

12.2.14   ~  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/12/shark-cull-government-in-clear-breach-of-international-obligations?CMP=twt_gu

 

 6.2.14 ~ http://www.seashepherd.org.au/news-and-media/2014/02/06/western-australias-indiscriminate-killing-of-precious-marine-life-rages-on-1567#.Uvfi08MJzvs.twitter

 

 

The Duke of Cambridge, David Beckham and Yao Ming joined forces to speak out, as fathers, against the illegal wildlife trade. They spoke about the much needed protection of elephants, rhinos and sharks for future generations::  http://www.virgin.com/unite/take-action/film-when-the-buying-stops-the-killing-can-too

 

Inside the Biggest SHARK Abattoir:

 

 http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1415351/inside-worlds-biggest-shark-abattoir-shocking-pictures-show-scale

 

11.1.14  ~  

This could be the year we start to save, not slaughter, the shark: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/11/shark-finning-in-decline-in-far-east

 

10.1.14  ~  SeaShepherd welcomes Ban on SharkFinning in NZ:  http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1401/S00016/sea-shepherd-welcomes-ban-of-shark-finning-in-nz-water.htm

 

10.1.14 ~ Diver who swims with Sharks http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2537040/Diver-swims-sharks-reveals-fear-makes-encounters-unpredictable-detect-racing-heart-beat.html

 

9.1.14 ~ SeaShepherd: http://www.seashepherd.org.au/news-and-media/2014/01/09/sea-shepherd-shark-update-france-and-australia-1556

 

Everyone knows they enter blue water at their peril. We do so at the risk of numerous possible misadventures, of which shark attack is the most remote.

 

What happens when SHARKS disappear:  http://baronvonmerkens.tumblr.com/post/72961850156/thingsofthewild-laureola

 

Australians oppose Cull  http://www.seashepherd.org.au/news-and-media/2014/01/04/australians-oppose-cull-of-protected-great-white-sharks-by-barnett-government-1553

 

Shark Cull.....is NOT the answer 
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-04/jeff-hansen/5184688

 

More>>  
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/27/sharks-to-be-shot-and-dumped?CMP=twt_gu

 

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/australia-sharks-twitter-warn-swimmers-053242664.html?vp=1#Q92yy9M

 

More>>  http://www.sail-world.com/UK/Sea-Shepherd,-others-opposed-to-culling-of-Great-White-Sharks/117827

 

Overfishing of Sharks harms Coral Reefs >>  http://yottafire.com/2013/12/overfishing-sharks-harming-coral-reefs/

 

Sharks to be baited, shot at sea for being more than 3metres long:  http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/latest/a/20471641/sharks-to-be-baited-shot-at-sea/

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NEED to add this link: Live tracking of tagged sharks still not on SharkSmart website<br>:: http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/live-tracking-of-tagged-sharks-still-not-on-sharksmart-website/story-fnhocxo3-1226889964661
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#Jellyfish swarm #kills 300,000 #salmon

#Jellyfish swarm #kills 300,000 #salmon | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Swarms of stinging jellyfish kill half the stock at a salmon farm on North Uist in the Western Isles.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelagia_noctiluca

 

Billions of the creatures covered an area of up to 10 square miles off the County Antrim coast.

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#Diver #Saves #PufferFish From Hook - YouTube 2.23m. Nice to see someOne who Cares!

http://www.videobash.com After spotting a puffer fish with a hook caught in its mouth, this brave diver decides to help the little guy out and manages to rem...
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Call made to #protect #Waterways ~ streams were failing to meet “good #ecological status”! v @hen4 <thxu

Call made to #protect #Waterways ~ streams were failing to meet “good #ecological status”! v @hen4 <thxu | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
A wildlife expert has called for Sussex’s chalk waterways to be given legal protection to safeguard their future.
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Chris Manning, from the authority, said: “Chalk streams support rich wildlife and research shows that the Sussex part of the National Park contains some of the finest head-water chalk streams in the country.”

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#Devastating #OilSpill Threatens #Rare #Dolphins and Bengal #Tigers #Mangrove area!

#Devastating #OilSpill Threatens #Rare #Dolphins and Bengal #Tigers #Mangrove area! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Bangladeshi villagers are using spoons and sponges to clean up fuel leaked by a tanker.
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Oil coated the Shela River near Mongla, Bangladesh on December 12, 2014. Thousands of gallons of oil have spilled into the protected Sundarbans mangrove area, home to rare Irrawaddy and Ganges dolphins, since a tanker collided with another vessel there on December 9. (Photo: Getty Images)

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#Puffins die after winter storms! #Wildlife exposed! lack in #foodsource

#Puffins die after winter storms! #Wildlife exposed! lack in #foodsource | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Thousands of puffins usually found on islands off Pembrokeshire are believed to have died following last winter's storms.
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#Entanglement Team Makes #Whales Smile ~ #MissionBlue via @debcastellana < thxu!

#Entanglement Team Makes #Whales Smile ~ #MissionBlue via @debcastellana < thxu! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
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Marine Life Studies:  http://www.marinelifestudies.org/

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#Underwater #sonar systems really DO lead to #mass_stranding of #Whales

#Underwater #sonar systems really DO lead to #mass_stranding of #Whales | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
An independent scientific review panel found sonar systems were responsible for the mass stranding of 100 melon-headed whales in Madagascar in 2008.

Via Wildlife Defence , Jukka Melaranta
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The world's new economic frontier is the #oceans - Office of the President of the Republic of #Seychelles. Menace of #illegalFishing

The world's new economic frontier is the #oceans - Office of the President of the Republic of #Seychelles. Menace of #illegalFishing | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles (press release) The world's new economic frontier is the oceans Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles (press release) “The world's new economic frontier is the oceans….This...
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Mr. Michel acknowledged that the Blue Economy also has many challenges ahead, such as the concerns about diminishing fish stocks, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) and piracy, which has been contained but still remains a menace on the high seas.He added that Seychellois exporters of swordfish face unfair barriers to the European market because of unjust phytosanitary regulations, which is one of the many challenges that the National Stakeholders Consultation Forum needs to address.

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#Scientists fish for answers in the #Antarctic #Toothfish decline?

#Scientists fish for answers in the #Antarctic #Toothfish decline? | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Scientists investigating the declining population of Antarctic toothfish in the Ross Sea have found the species in greater numbers than expected
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#Teeth Stolen From #Dead, #Pregnant #Orca In B.C. !!!

#Teeth Stolen From #Dead, #Pregnant #Orca In B.C. !!! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Someone cut off several teeth from an endangered orca as she lay dead on a Vancouver Island beach, awaiting a necropsy by scientists.

The deceased killer whale, identified as J32, was found floating near Courtenay, B.C. earlier this week. Resi...
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#China's New Great Wall #Threatens One Quarter of World's #Shorebirds urgh!!!

#China's New Great Wall #Threatens One Quarter of World's #Shorebirds urgh!!! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Every spring, tens of thousands of plump, russet-breasted shorebirds drop down onto the wetlands of China’s Bohai Bay, ravenous after traveling 3,000 miles from Australia. This Yellow Sea stopover ...
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$25,000 — and growing #Reward in #SEAL killing case! @CaptPaulWatson

LIHUE — Make it $25,000.
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If a culprit is found, Watson said he would assign Scott West, a retired U.S. federal agent whom Sea Shepherd hired in 2008 to lead its Department of Intelligence and Investigations, to push for federal charges.

“The federal charge is the way to go,” Watson said.

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The largest #SEAvessel the world has ever seen #MoveAwayFromPolluters Pls!

The largest #SEAvessel the world has ever seen #MoveAwayFromPolluters Pls! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
An enormous ship is being built to collect and liquefy gas at sea for the first time.
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#Life from #Marine 'deepest drill' revealed!!

#Life from #Marine 'deepest drill' revealed!! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Tiny microbes uncovered by the deepest-ever marine drilling expedition are analysed by scientists to see how they can survive under the seabed.
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The researchers are now trying to work out if there are lots of different kinds of microbes living in the coal beds or whether there is one type that dominates.

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#Norway scraps controversial #Seal #hunting subsidy! phewwww!

#Norway scraps controversial #Seal #hunting subsidy! phewwww! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Oslo (AFP) - Norway's parliament has voted to scrap a controversial subsidy for seal hunting, potentially spelling the end of the much-criticised activity, a...
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As #ecologist Paul Ehrlich says: “In pushing other species to extinction, #humanity is busy sawing off the limb on which it perches.”

As #ecologist Paul Ehrlich says: “In pushing other species to extinction, #humanity is busy sawing off the limb on which it perches.” | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Analysis for prestigious Nature magazine sounds alarm on the way that human activity, from overfishing to agriculture, is forcing a vast number of species to vanish from the wild.
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World's #Rarest #Cetacean Could Be #Gone in 4 Years!!! elusive little #porpoises

World's #Rarest #Cetacean Could Be #Gone in 4 Years!!! elusive little #porpoises | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Conservationists are calling for immediate action to help save the rarest cetacean in the world, who new research suggests could disappear forever in as little as four years.
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Home - Symphony of the #Soil ~ #Water & #Land having a dialogue... #Corals trap carbon,Calcium 2 form body of #Reef

Home - Symphony of the #Soil ~ #Water & #Land having a dialogue... #Corals trap carbon,Calcium 2 form body of #Reef | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has been nominated to implement the International Year of the Soils (IYS) 2015, within the framework of the Global … Continue reading →
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Tomorrow is the last day to watch 'Symphony of the Soil' for free online..  via @hen4

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#Mass #Seal #strandings 'baffle' experts? #Cornwall

#Mass #Seal #strandings 'baffle' experts? #Cornwall | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Mass strandings of seals in Cornwall leave wildlife experts 'slightly baffled'.
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Caz Waddell, marine conservation officer at Cornwall Wildlife Trust, said: "Whilst bad weather will undoubtedly have been the cause of some of these strandings, the sheer number of cases has left us slightly baffled.

"We don't yet have any answers as to why this is happening, but it shows just how important it is for people to tell us about any stranded marine animal they see."

National concern

Cornwall Wildlife Trust said Britain has over a third of the world's population of grey seals.

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#Humpback whales return to New York

#Humpback whales return to New York | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Just off the coast of the most populated city in the US, humpback whales have been frequenting the shores of New York City at rates much higher than usual.
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Naturalists are questioning why these much-loved creatures have chosen to return to the city's shores, after whaling killed off many pods in the past.

Mr Rosenbaum said the increase could be due to a basic shift in the whales' habits rather than a spike in population.

Another explanation could be that, due to the water being cleaner, there is a larger population of menhaden, a favorite food of the whales.

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Against the Tide ~ #illegal #unreported #fishing !!! #Harming the #environment

Against the Tide ~ #illegal #unreported #fishing !!! #Harming the #environment | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing takes millions of tons of fish from the ocean each year, harming the environment—and the livelihoods of legitimate fishermen around the world.
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#Farmland to return to #saltmarsh #habitat on the north #Gower #Wales

#Farmland to return to #saltmarsh #habitat on the north #Gower #Wales | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
A new saltmarsh will be grown on the north Gower coast over 2015 as part of a project to provide a new habitat for wildlife.
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#Extreme #fishing: Hunting for deadly #sea #snakes ~ Harvested in Gulf of #Thailand #threatened ?

#Extreme #fishing: Hunting for deadly #sea #snakes ~ Harvested in Gulf of #Thailand #threatened ? | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Every year 80 tonnes of venomous sea snakes are harvested in the Gulf of Thailand, but it's a dangerous business and the snakes might be threatened
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Waterkeeper Alliance #Bid to support #CleanWater ! video 5.20mins...

Waterkeeper Alliance #Bid to support #CleanWater ! video 5.20mins... | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
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#Dead #shark found washed up on beach in #Gwynedd #Mako ...type

#Dead #shark found washed up on beach in #Gwynedd #Mako ...type | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
A dead Mako-type mackerel shark is found washed up on a Gwynedd beach.
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