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Shark Bite Researchers Work With Local Shark Tournament

Shark Bite Researchers Work With Local Shark Tournament

Press Release The Blacktip Challenge January 21, 2013 Researchers Work With The Blacktip Challenge To Improve The Medical Treatment of Shark Attack Victims The Blacktip Challenge is an exciting combination of competitive sport fishing, adventure, entertainment, scientific research and education. As the anglers battle Florida’s winter weather, researchers from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and St.

Diet of the milk shark in Senegal

Diet of the milk shark in Senegal

Published online on 25. January 2013 Diet of the milk shark, Rhizoprionodon acutus (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhinidae), from the Senegalese coast Ba, B. A., Diop, M. S., Diatta, Y., Justine, D. and Ba, C. T. ABSTRACT: The diet of the milk shark, Rhizoprionodon acutus, from the Senegalese coast (12°30′N–14°45′N) was investigated in 3600 specimens with total lengths

Introductory remarks by Minister Counsellor Silberberg on Shark Conservation

Introductory remarks by Minister Counsellor Silberberg on Shark Conservation

The Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations New York January 23, 2013 (Event: Introductory remarks by Minister Counsellor Silberberg on Shark Conservation at an event at the German House) “Excellencies, Dear Ambassador Flores, Dear Mr. Ashe, Dear colleagues and guests, It is a great pleasure and honor for me to welcome you to

United States to support Shark Proposals at CITES CoP16

United States to support Shark Proposals at CITES CoP16

U.S. to Support Trade Restrictions on Five Shark Species and All Manta Rays at International Wildlife Trade Meeting Information on Marine Species Proposals: Oceanic Whitetip Shark, Scalloped Hammerhead, Great Hammerhead, Smooth Hammerhead, Porbeagle Shark and Manta Rays

Dominican Fishermen Catch 14 foot Tiger Shark

Dominican Fishermen Catch 14 foot Tiger Shark

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 25. January 2013 Date: reported on 22. January 2013 Location: near Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Species: Tiger shark ( Galeocerdo cuvier ). Size: said to be 14 feet in length and 1.500 lbs in weight ( other source: 13 feet ). A record from the Caribbean Sea. The catch of

IFAW Highlights Threats to Sharks in Yemen

IFAW Highlights Threats to Sharks in Yemen

Press Release International Fund for Animal Welfare ( IFAW ) January 22, 2013 Dubai, UAE Concerned about the conservation of sharks in the Republic of Yemen, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) is organizing a national workshop in collaboration with the Yemen Environment Protection Authority. It is estimated 70 million sharks worldwide

Do elasmobranch and teleost fish experience pain ?

Do elasmobranch and teleost fish experience pain ?

Published online on 20. December 2012 Can fish really feel pain ? J D Rose, R Arlinghaus, S J Cooke, B K Diggles, W Sawynok, E D Stevens, C D L Wynne ABSTRACT: We review studies claiming that fish feel pain and find deficiencies in the methods used for pain identification, particularly for distinguishing unconscious

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

New Records of the Eastern Pacific black ghostshark with annotations of a juvenile female

New Records of the Eastern Pacific black ghostshark with annotations of a juvenile female

Published online on 21. January 2013 New eastern Pacific Ocean records of Hydrolagus melanophasma, with annotations of a juvenile female Aguirre-Villaseñor, H., Salas-Singh, C., Madrid-Vera, J., Martínez-Ortiz, J., Didier, D. A. and Ebert, D. A. ABSTRACT: Two new records of Hydrolagus melanophasma, one juvenile female from off the central Mexican coast and one adult male

British tourist pulls shark away from Australia beach

The shark Carcharhinus sp. from the Middle Eocene of Jamaica

The shark Carcharhinus sp. from the Middle Eocene of Jamaica

Published online on 22nd December 2012 The shark Carcharhinus sp. from the Middle Eocene of Jamaica and the Eocene record of Carcharhinus Underwood, C.J. and Gunter G.C. ABSTRACT: An upper tooth of a previously unrecorded species of the shark Carcharhinus was recovered from the Middle Eocene of Jamaica. This represents one of the oldest examples

CMS Welcomes United Nations General Assembly Resolution regarding CMS Sharks MOU

CMS Welcomes United Nations General Assembly Resolution regarding CMS Sharks MOU

Press Release Convention on Migratory Species ( CMS ) Bonn, 14 January 2013 ——————————–   By adopting the wide-ranging text on “Oceans and the Law of the Sea” on 11 December 2012 in New York, the United Nations General Assembly has for the first time ever officially recognized the importance of the CMS MOU on

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