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Mystery sharks off Rottnest shed new light on species

Mystery sharks off Rottnest shed new light on species

News Release The University of Western Australia 28. February 2013 ———————— The discovery of two sharks never seen before in Australian waters is set to re-write scientists’ understanding of the species. Shark biologist Ryan Kempster, of The University of Western Australia’s Oceans Institute, said the rare sharks were caught off Rottnest Island two years ago

Shark attack: police open fire as beachgoer killed

Shark attack: police open fire as beachgoer killed

Brisbane Times February 27, 2013 New Zealand police shot at a shark which attacked and killed a person at Auckland’s Muriwai Beach on Wednesday afternoon. St John ambulance confirmed the person had died. Their body had been pulled from the water. Witnesses said police shot at the shark during the rescue attempt and it had

Lemon shark attacks diver in French Polynesia

Lemon shark attacks diver in French Polynesia

On February 9th, Zohar Kritzer was seriously wounded by a shark while scuba diving in Bora Bora. It's a small island that belongs to the Leeward group of the Society Islands in French Polynesia.

New research on migratory behavior of oceanic whitetip sharks can help shape conservation strategies

New research on migratory behavior of oceanic whitetip sharks can help shape conservation strategies

News Release The Institute for Ocean Conservation Science 20. February 2013 ———————— Some sharks spend extended time periods in the protected waters of The Bahamas yet roam long distances when they leave. STONY BROOK, NY, February 20, 2013 – As the nations of the world prepare to vote on measures to restrict international trade in

South Australia: Fisherman convicted for exceeding shark catch limits

South Australia: Fisherman convicted for exceeding shark catch limits

A commercial fisher has been convicted and fined for a series of fisheries offences, including 20 counts of exceeding School and Gummy Shark trip limits. Alan John Robertson of Cape Jervis, pleaded guilty in Port Lincoln Magistrates Court in early February, and was convicted for exceeding catch limits as well as five counts of using a vessel not endorsed...

ISAF 2012 Worldwide Shark Attack Summary

ISAF 2012 Worldwide Shark Attack Summary

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Shark attacks in the U.S. reached a decade high in 2012, while worldwide fatalities remained average, according to the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File report released today. The U.S. saw an upturn in attacks with 53, the most since 2000. There were seven fatalities worldwide, which is lower than 2011 but higher than the...

ESA Process: Calif. Aquarium will not collect White sharks for exhibit in 2013

ESA Process: Calif. Aquarium will not collect White sharks for exhibit in 2013

The Aquarium is very supportive of today’s decision by the California Fish and Game Commission to evaluate whether the Northeastern Pacific population of great white sharks requires additional protection under the California Endangered Species Act.

French Surfer bitten by shark in Noosa, Australia

French Surfer bitten by shark in Noosa, Australia

According to Surf Session, Matthieu Cassaigne ( from Montpellier, France ) was attacked by a shark while surfing at Noosa in Queensland state on Australia's eastern coast. The incident happened on Friday, January 25th. He escaped with minor injuries to his upper chest and neck.

Mossel Bay great white hunter found guilty

Mossel Bay great white hunter found guilty

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) welcomes the guilty verdict and stiff sentence handed down to Leon Bekker in the Mossel Bay Magistrate's Court last Friday afternoon, 1 February 2013.

WA Shark Sighting Figures Released

WA Shark Sighting Figures Released

Helicopter shark patrols will be extended in the South-West during the March long weekend and the Easter break, the State Government announced today. Police Minister Liza Harvey said the announcement came as new figures were released showing more than 240 sharks had been sighted so far this season.

Great white shark killed in Mozambique – Updated

Great white shark killed in Mozambique – Updated

According to social media reports, this juvenile great white shark was killed and finned by fishermen in Guinjata, Inhambane Province / Mozambique.

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

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.

UN Advisory Panel Recommendations on Shark Proposals at CITES CoP16

UN Advisory Panel Recommendations on Shark Proposals at CITES CoP16

Last year, we already reported about the submitted six proposals to list ten species of elasmobranch fish ( five shark- and five ray-species ) in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). See Here

Fishing drives the loss of shark and ray populations in the Adriatic Sea

Fishing drives the loss of shark and ray populations in the Adriatic Sea

According to a JRC co-authored article published today in Nature Scientific Reports, the shark and ray communities in the Adriatic Sea have been highly depleted in recent years, with fishing being a key driver of the decline.

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