Identifying Shark Fins: Oceanic Whitetip, Porbeagle and Hammerheads to help users rapidly identify dried shark fins found in fishing ports, sold by seafood dealers, or traded across international boundaries. This guide describes the key characteristics that can be used to quickly and easily distinguish the first dorsal fins of these five species from other types of shark fins in trade.
"A week after announcing its first acquisition in a year, the New York firm is announcing another deal. Lincolnshire has bought PADI Worldwide Corp., a Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.-scuba training company."
Did you know that plastic is responsible for the deaths of over one million sea birds, whales, dolphins, turtles and other marine life every single year? Or that around 80% of all litter in the ocean is plastic?
To prevent other marine mammals from going extinct, conservation efforts are crucial.
The Caribbean waters are home to 36 species of marine mammals, but surprisingly little is known about the lives of these intelligent and social creatures. Highly dependent on large, intact and healthy underwater ecosystems, marine mammals are sensitive to human-based pressures such as overfishing, land-based pollution and even cruise tourism (cruise ship collisions with whales is not uncommon). ... http://www.natuurbericht.nl/?id=9583
Not all storms and other natural hazards need to turn in to disasters. That is a core message of the just released 2012 World Risk Report, led by the Alliance for Development Works, United Nations University, and The Nature Conservancy.
October 14, 2012 - Planet Change
Many decisions and investments for coastal protection are being made today. The concern is that most money will go to gray infrastructure (artificial breakwaters and seawalls) – with further detrimental effects on coasts and habitats, expensive maintenance costs and no other benefits beyond their protective service.
Asian Shark Conservation gets more data on sharksThe Star OnlineAlso, shark liver oil is used in all kinds of industries while shark skin is used to make leather. And let's not forget the Asian tradition of shark fin soup.
An ongoing joint expedition of caving clubs from several Siberian sities to Sarma Cave in the Arabika Massif (Western Caucasus), led by Pavel Rudko, has reported that the cave has been pushed 60 m below the previous deepest point (-1760 ...