January 23rd, 2013

Chinese authorities fight against fake shark fins

Chinese authorities fight against fake shark fins

Guangdong to reward whistle-blowers for fake shark fin   By Li Wenfang in Guangzhou (chinadaily.com.cn) 2013-01-16   Whistle-blowers offering tips concerning fake or substandard shark fins in Guangdong province will be rewarded 300 yuan ($48) to 300,000 yuan. The reward is part of a month-long campaign launched by Guangdong government against the production, sale and

New study shows small cookiecutter shark feeds on flesh of great white

New study shows small cookiecutter shark feeds on flesh of great white

Researchers have discovered the great white shark, one of the most feared ocean predators, can occasionally become prey for the mysterious cookiecutter shark, a lone predator one-tenth its size.

Attack by a Cookiecutter Shark on a White Shark

Attack by a Cookiecutter Shark on a White Shark

Observation of an Attack by a Cookiecutter Shark (Isistius brasiliensis) on a White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) Mauricio Hoyos-Padilla, Yannis P. Papastamatiou, John O’Sullivan and Christopher G. Lowe ABSTRACT: Cookiecutter sharks (Isistius brasiliensis) are known to attack a wide array of large animals including pelagic fishes, cetaceans, and pinnipeds. Here we add another top predator, the

Bluntnose sixgill shark in Montenegro