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Notable Recent Shark Records from the Mediterranean and European Region

Notable Recent Shark Records from the Mediterranean and European Region

The following provides a supplement and continuation of our previous post from 01 May 2012 Notable Recent Shark Catches from the Mediterranean Sea. Seventeen Recent Shark Records from the Mediterranean and European Region.

Japan’s Sharks and Rays tested on Radioactivity

Japan’s Sharks and Rays tested on Radioactivity

The Effect of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster on the Elasmobranch Fauna in Japan. Below are the latest results of the tests on levels of radioactive Caesium (Caesium-134 and Caesium-137) found in muscle tissue of elasmobranch species (sharks, skates and rays).

Record-Breaking Seizure of almost 8 tons of Shark Fins in Brazil

Record-Breaking Seizure of almost 8 tons of Shark Fins in Brazil

Brazilian authorities have made one of their biggest seizures of illegal shark fins. On Friday May 4th, the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) seized about 7.700 kg of dried shark fins in Belém. The capital and largest city of the state of Pará is located in the country's northern region.

Huge Tiger Shark caught in Aussie Tournament

Huge Tiger Shark caught in Aussie Tournament

Huge Tiger Shark ( 587.50 kg ) caught in Aussie Tournament. The specimen (photo below) was caught on the 3rd day of the 2012 Nautilus Boat Insurance Interclub Tournament.

EU Food Alert – Mercury in Fish

EU Food Alert – Mercury in Fish

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 31. January 2012 From 11. July 2011 to 19. January 2012, 49 ‘food alert’ or ‘information for attention’ notifications concerning too high levels of mercury in marine fish were issued by the EU’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed. In the European Community, the maximum permitted level of mercury

Mystery Mackerel Shark in Hawaii

Mystery Mackerel Shark in Hawaii

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 14.01.2012 Is it the infamous ‘White Death’ or just an ordinary (but huge) Mako Shark ? On January 12th, the recreational fisherman Addison Toki  has filmed a big shark in the waters near Kaena Point off Oahu, Hawaii. The specimen is quite obvious a member of the Lamnidae family (mackerel

Miami angler lands giant tiger shark

Miami angler lands giant tiger shark

Miami angler lands 15 foot tiger shark LMR Tackle is reporting about the capture of a huge tiger shark in the Miami area. 15 feet in length and weighed over half a ton

Newborn White Shark caught in Russia

Newborn White Shark caught in Russia

Newborn Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias caught in Primorye Russia

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