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Israel: Shark bites man near Ashdod shores

Israel: Shark bites man near Ashdod shores

A 26-year-old worker of the Ashdod Port fishing cages was bitten by a shark on Sunday. The man was bitten at sea while putting his hand in the waters, and was rescued and taken to the port, where he received medical care by Magen David Adom emergency services.

Smalltooth sandtiger shark found washed up on French beach

Smalltooth sandtiger shark found washed up on French beach

Video uploaded by Reportage Tube on 24. September 2013. 21. September 2013: A dead smalltooth sandtiger shark ( Odontaspis ferox ) was found on the beach of Pénestin which is a commune in the Morbihan department of Brittany in north-western France. The shark measured 3.24 metres in length and ca. 220 kg in weight. European

CITES getting ready for sharks and rays

CITES getting ready for sharks and rays

Twelve months before the entry into force of CITES regulations on shark and rays, the European Union approves a 1.2 million euro project to ensure their effective implementation. Brazil, China, Germany, Japan and the United States have also offered support and technical assistance.

Newly discovered tiger shark migration pattern might explain attacks near Hawaii

Newly discovered tiger shark migration pattern might explain attacks near Hawaii

The migration of mature female tiger sharks during late summer and fall to the main Hawaiian Islands, presumably to give birth, could provide insight into attacks in that area, according to a University of Florida scientist.

Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Waters – March to August 2013

Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Waters – March to August 2013

The following list provides a supplement and continuation of our previous post from 26. March 2013 Noteworthy Recent Shark Records From Mediterranean And Adjacent Waters. Thirty-eight noteworthy recent Elasmobranch records from Mediterranean and European waters ( reported from 23. March 2013 to 30. August 2013 ).

Fisherman bitten by Shark in Bay of Biscay

Fisherman bitten by Shark in Bay of Biscay

A 51-years old Basque fisherman was airlifted to hospital after being bitten by a young shortfin mako shark that he had just caugh. On 26. August 2013, the Spanish longliner 'Gure Leire' reported a provoked shark bite incident.

Largest-Ever Study of the World’s Largest Fish

Largest-Ever Study of the World’s Largest Fish

The largest-ever scientific study of whale sharks — the world’s biggest fish — was published in the journal PLOS ONE Wednesday, Aug. 21 by Mote Marine Laboratory scientists and collaborators from Mexico. The study reveals the sharks’ international journeys and their relationship to the largest whale shark feeding hotspot known to science.

A new hammerhead shark species from the western Atlantic Ocean

A new hammerhead shark species from the western Atlantic Ocean

Sphyrna gilberti sp. nov., a new hammerhead shark (Carcharhiniformes, Sphyrnidae) from the western Atlantic Ocean

First documented catch of a Greenland shark in the Gulf of Mexico

First documented catch of a Greenland shark in the Gulf of Mexico

A Florida State University research ship has returned from its first extended voyage, collecting more than 400 fishes in the northeastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico in an effort to study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on marine life.

Woman taken to hospital, loses arm in shark attack off Palauea Beach Hawaii

Woman taken to hospital, loses arm in shark attack off Palauea Beach Hawaii

Woman taken to hospital, loses arm in shark attack Maui News, August 14 2013 A woman had one of her arms bitten off by a shark in waters off Palauea Beach Park in South Maui late Wednesday afternoon, according to a witness. Andree Conley-Kapoi of Makawao said efforts to revive the woman appeared to be

Study Finds ‘Ray’ Wings Sold to Consumers Include Vulnerable Species & Can be Mislabelled

Study Finds ‘Ray’ Wings Sold to Consumers Include Vulnerable Species & Can be Mislabelled

Genetic testing by DNA Barcoding, has revealed which species are sold under the commercial term ‘ray wings’ in Ireland and the UK. The blonde ray, given the lowest rating for sustainability in the marine conservation society’s good fish guide, was the most widely sold.

U.S. Department of Justice Says California Shark Fin Ban is Unconstitutional

U.S. Department of Justice Says California Shark Fin Ban is Unconstitutional

San Francisco– Representatives and advocates for the Chinese community today announced some optimism that a new California law which bans the possession and sale of shark fins will be struck down as unconstitutional after the U.S. Department of Justice filed an amicus brief in support of their position.

Shark Week crashes Shark Year

Shark Week crashes Shark Year

Shark Week crashes Shark Year Discovery Channel “Shark Week” crashes “Shark Year Magazine” 11. August 2013 We thought when we started SYM we would go with a large hosting company GoDaddy.com and use one of their better hosting plans. Shark Week caused so much traffic going to SYM the GoDaddy.com servers crashed. It took GoDaddy.com

Shark Year Magazine – Al Brenneka – in SRI Shark Celebrity Auction

Shark Year Magazine – Al Brenneka – in SRI Shark Celebrity Auction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                           Photos Available on request   YOU SEE THEM ON SHARK WEEK – GET TO KNOW THEM IN PERSON   Some of the world’s top shark celebrities  scientists, TV hosts,  underwater photographers, filmmakers and conservationists    are on the auction block at Bidding for Good during Discovery Channel’s Shark Week.

New funding for shark research in Nova Scotian waters

New funding for shark research in Nova Scotian waters

Dalhousie University’s Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) has been awarded funding from Encana Corporation to study blue sharks off the coast of Nova Scotia, and to train students in the capture, tagging and tracking of marine animals over the next two years.