General News

New record of a Sixgill Shark from Turkey

New record of a Sixgill Shark from Turkey

Bluntnose sixgill shark caught in Bursa Turkey

Elasmobranch Landings in Ecuador

Elasmobranch Landings in Ecuador

Ecuador Fisheries Elasmobranch Shark Ray Landings July August 2011

For sharks, it all adds up in Cape waters

For sharks, it all adds up in Cape waters

By Patrick Cassidy, Cape Cod Times, 12. November 2011 Experts have made the first scientific attempt to quantify the shark phenomena in local waters, and what they have concluded is (spoiler alert): More seals means more sharks. “That’s it in a nutshell,” said state shark researcher Greg Skomal, who gave the Cape Cod Times a

Sharks in danger of extinction in Western Sahara

Sharks in danger of extinction in Western Sahara

Sharks in danger of extinction in Western Sahara

Basking Shark landed in Italy

Basking Shark landed in Italy

Basking shark Cetorhinus maximus in Torres del Greco Italy

Big Hammerhead Shark caught near Gibraltar Strait

Big Hammerhead Shark caught near Gibraltar Strait

Big Hammerhead Shark Sphyrna zygaena caught near Ceuta Gibraltar Strait

Sad News: Released Great White Shark dead

Sad News: Released Great White Shark dead

Sad News Released Great White Shark dead Monterey Bay Aquarium

Fury on Facebook over great white exposé

Fury on Facebook over great white exposé

By Melanie Gosling, Pretoria News, 01. November 2011 A spat has broken out on Facebook pages with a man accusing the Mossel Bay researcher who exposed the illegal great white shark trophy hunter two weeks ago of “making a moerse issue” about the incident. The man, Allan Firmani, wrote on shark researcher Ryan Johnson’s Facebook

Update on shark massacre in Colombia

Update on shark massacre in Colombia

Costa Rica officials still awaiting Colombia report on shark massacre   By Karla Arias Alvarado, The Tico Times Published on 27. October 2011 Two weeks ago, more than 2,000 sharks were killed in a Colombia marine sanctuary by alleged Costa Rican shark finner boats. On Oct. 14, at least 2,000 sharks were discovered dead with

Suspected shark predation on dolphin in Italy

Suspected shark predation on dolphin in Italy

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 28.10.2011 L’Unione Sarda is reporting that the partly devoured carcass of a dolphin was discovered on the cliffs of Nora, a small town located in the southern part of the Island of Sardinia. The discovery was made by Giuseppe Ollano from the Cetaceans and Sea Turtle Rescue Centre in Pula.

Whale Shark caught in Indonesia

Whale Shark caught in Indonesia

Whale Shark Rhincodon typus caught in Surabaya Indonesia

Monterey Bay Aquarium to release Great White Shark

Monterey Bay Aquarium to release Great White Shark

Monterey Bay Aquarium to release Great White Shark

Basking shark spotted in Belgian waters

Basking shark spotted in Belgian waters

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 25. October 2011 According to the ‘Management Unit of the North Sea Mathematical Models’ (MUMM), a basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) was recently spotted in the southern North Sea, off the Belgian coast. The sighting has been made by a surveillance helicopter on Friday October 21st. A MUMM operator was also

Shark tag alert in Tasmania

Shark tag alert in Tasmania

Shark tag alert: reward for beachcombers   Media Release by the University of Tasmania 17. October, 2011 Beachcombers, keep your eyes peeled for strange pointy items washing up on the Derwent’s shores. Researchers at UTAS’ Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies are hoping locals will find three important shark tags and are offering $100 reward

Costa Rican delegate comments on shark massacre in Colombia

Costa Rican delegate comments on shark massacre in Colombia

Costa Rica rejects shark massacre in Malpelo waters   By Natalie Dalto, Colombia Reports, 20. October 2011 A delegate of the Costa Rican government arrived in Cartagena Thursday and stated that the country disapproves of the Malpelo shark massacre in Colombian waters, Noticias Uno reported (see video below). Arturo Navarro, arrived in the coastal Colombian