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A Marine Ecologist On Swimming With Sharks And What 'Jaws' Got Wrong

A Marine Ecologist On Swimming With Sharks And What 'Jaws' Got Wrong | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Neil Hammerschlag has looked inside the mouth of a wild tiger shark and lived to tell the tale. He says that sharks pose only a very small risk to people: "Humans are not on the shark's menu."
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Shark finning law goes into effect

Shark finning law goes into effect | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A law passed in 2015 by the Texas Legislature goes into effect July 1 to prohibit the sale, purchase of possession with intent to sell shark fins.This is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine up to $2,000.
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California beach closed: Are humans more dangerous than sharks?

California beach closed: Are humans more dangerous than sharks? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Despite numerous shark attacks on people in recent weeks, sharks are in greater danger from humans than the other way around.
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Sharks found living inside an active volcano

Sharks found living inside an active volcano | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Despite its hot, acidic water and looming risk of eruption, Kavachi is home to a surprising abundance of sharks.
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Ask an Expert: Is It OK to Touch a Shark?

Ask an Expert: Is It OK to Touch a Shark? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sharks Angels' Julie Andersen shares why you should do as she says, and not as she has done.
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Drift Gillnets: Overview

Drift Gillnets: Overview | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In the Pacific Ocean off California’s coast, mile-long driftnets are used to capture swordfish and thresher sharks. But that’s not all they catch. When the nets are deployed in the evenings to soak ov
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, June 18, 2014 5:24 AM

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EU, Egypt, Ecuador, and Costa Rica Throw Lifeline to Overfished Sharks - The Pew Charitable Trusts

EU, Egypt, Ecuador, and Costa Rica Throw Lifeline to Overfished Sharks - The Pew Charitable Trusts | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Six of the world’s most at-risk shark species could soon benefit from enhanced international cooperation to help them avoid extinction, thanks to recent actions taken by the European Union, Egypt, Ecuador, and Costa Rica. On June 6, these governments formally proposed that three species of thresher sharks (common, pelagic, and bigeye), two species of hammerhead shark (scalloped and great), and the silky shark be listed under the international Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, or CMS.
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Shark Nets: A tangled web of destruction

Shark Nets: A tangled web of destruction | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
It is hard to believe with all we know about sharks, including their dwindling numbers, their critical role in our oceans, and the small risk they actually pose to us, that the archaic process of killing these animals for bather “protection” still exists. But in KwaZulu-Natal, hundreds of harmless sharks - as well as turtles, dolphins and rays - still meet an untimely death every year as a result of the 28 kilometers of shark nets installed by KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board (KZNSB).
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Sharks Kill ... When You Eat Them - weather.com New Way for Sharks to Kill You

Sharks Kill ... When You Eat Them - weather.com New Way for Sharks to Kill You | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sharks are far more deadly when you eat them, not the other way around.
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Rare sharks becoming more prominent off coast

Rare sharks becoming more prominent off coast | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sevengill sharks all but disappeared off our coasts in the 1980s and have only recently been seen again.
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Rare Megamouth shark caught in waters off Japan

Rare Megamouth shark caught in waters off Japan | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
People in central Japan are being treated to the sight of one of the wonders of the deep. A rare Megamouth shark is on display at the Marine Science Museum in Shizuoka City.
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Sharks Contain More Pollutants Than Polar Bears : DNews

Sharks Contain More Pollutants Than Polar Bears : DNews | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Greenland sharks joined the list of top Arctic predators that suffer under heavy loads of accumulated persistent organic pollutants in their bodies. Continue reading →
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The 10 Biggest Threats Marine Mammals Face Today

The 10 Biggest Threats Marine Mammals Face Today | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
It’s a harsh world out there. And this applies to the life of marine mammals too. Here are the many problems, many human-caused, that they currently face.
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These Sharks Once Ruled the Seas. Now They’re Nearly Gone.

These Sharks Once Ruled the Seas. Now They’re Nearly Gone. | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Oceanic whitetips, famous for attacking shipwrecked sailors, have been decimated by fishing and the shark fin trade.
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Megamouth Tagged for the First Time

Megamouth Tagged for the First Time | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Grad student Paul Clerkin and marine biologist David Ebert make history as they put the first satellite tag ever on a megamouth shark. From Shark Week 2015's "Alien Sharks: Close Encounters."
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World Ocean Day: 10 shark facts you didn’t know

World Ocean Day: 10 shark facts you didn’t know | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Celebrate this world ocean day with these 10 shark facts you didn't know like what kills more people than shark attacks each year
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Hong Kong shark fin imports down sharply in five years

Hong Kong shark fin imports down sharply in five years | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
» Hong Kong shark fin imports down sharply in five years On the pulse
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Rare Encounter with Greenland Shark - Adam Ravetch - YouTube

Arctic underwater cinematographer Adam Ravetch discusses the unusual and seldom filmed Greenland Shark, seen during the shoot of the IMAX 3D film, TO THE ARC...
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Canoeist shocked by 10ft basking sharks as they surface right in front of him

Canoeist shocked by 10ft basking sharks as they surface right in front of him | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
John Keggin was out kayaking with friends when he came across the plankton-eating monsters, which weigh around five tons and are often seen between May and July
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News - What mystery super-predator devoured a 3-m long Great White Shark? It could be an even bigger shark! - The Weather Network

News - What mystery super-predator devoured a 3-m long Great White Shark? It could be an even bigger shark! - The Weather Network | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Based on what researchers believe killed a massive Great White Shark off the coast of Australia, it may be time to abandon the water altogether.
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13 wrong things about sharks that conservation advocates should stop saying in 2013 (and what they should say instead)

13 wrong things about sharks that conservation advocates should stop saying in 2013 (and what they should say instead) | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
While the rest of the scientific and management community and I are grateful for the passionate support of many shark conservation advocates, passion is no substitute for knowledge and accuracy.  S...
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Shark hunting thrives in Surigao

Shark hunting thrives in Surigao | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/23 May) – Hunting of sharks has continued in the waters off Surigao City and Surigao del Norte and even in neighboring areas despite calls by conservation groups…
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The Eyes Have It: Up Close with Your Favorite Creatures

The Eyes Have It: Up Close with Your Favorite Creatures | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Do you wish to convey a sense of connection between you and your underwater subject, such as turtles, sharks, seals and fish? One of the ways to showcase a fish or marine mammal is to photograph the animal's eye. In underwater photographer Aaron Gekoski's photo gallery, we see not only an amazing collection of marine life photos but examples of how to capture clear images of the eyes of a number of creatures. From sharks to nudibranchs, sea turtles and more, his photo gallery gets up close with your favorite animals. (Plus, find out what he has in common with Homer Simpson.)
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Behind the Scenes: Woman goes naked with sharks to save them - YouTube

Watch the 30 second GET HOOKED ON CONSERVATION, BAN DRUMLINES https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFqIICvYg08 and then find out in this BEHIND THE SCENES video h...
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What could finally save the sharks is that shark-fin soup is going out style

What could finally save the sharks is that shark-fin soup is going out style | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Hong Kong, the world's largest processing center for shark fins, is getting less business. According to the environmental group WWF-Hong Kong, fin exports to the city fell 34% last year from 2012 levels. Shipments from Hong Kong to mainland China, a major market for the meat, fell even more dramatically—as much as 90% (paywall). This is all happening against...
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