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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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Judge's ruling opens the door to legalized shark finning in Costa Rica, conservation groups say

Judge's ruling opens the door to legalized shark finning in Costa Rica, conservation groups say | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Kathy Tseng, a Taiwanese-Costa Rican businesswoman, was absolved Monday in a Puntarenas court on charges of illegally landing 652 shark fins on a Costa Rican dock in 2011. According to prosecutors and ocean conservation groups, the landmark ruling by a Puntarenas judge has opened multiple loopholes for finners looking to skirt the law.
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Bali: Rescued pregnant shark gives birth to 3 pups

Bali: Rescued pregnant shark gives birth to 3 pups | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
[youtube CP9Vul1d6EU] Video uploaded by 'Bali Sharks' on 26. March 2014 : North Bali fishermen rescue & save pregnant shark which gives birth to three pups 7 months later in Bali Shark's Conservation Nursery. Ibu Hiu (Mama Shark) was released into deeper waters on Easter 2013. Pups currently well & healthy, scheduled for release at…
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The Tragic Fall of Sharks

The Tragic Fall of Sharks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Thousands of Australians have been gathering across various beaches in Western Australia (WA) to protest the Australian government’s “Catch and Kill” program.
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Rays In Danger!

Rays In Danger! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Of the 1,041 species assessed, 107 rays and 74 sharks are classified as threatened.Widespread public awareness, media attention, and protection policies tend to focus on sharks, yet rays make up five out of the seven most threatened families of cartilaginous fishes.
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Here's A Fact About Sharks And Humans That'll Stay With You Every Hour On The Hour Today

Here's A Fact About Sharks And Humans That'll Stay With You Every Hour On The Hour Today | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Jaw-dropping. (Get it?)
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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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