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Replica of Huge White Shark in Germany

Replica of Huge White Shark in Germany

Replica of Huge White Shark in Germany Carcharodon carcharias Thomas Winkler

Sixgill Shark caught in Albania

Sixgill Shark caught in Albania

Sixgill Shark netted in the Ionian Sea Hexanchus griseus Albania

Update on Porbeagle Shark sold in Netherlands

Update on Porbeagle Shark sold in Netherlands

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 10. October 2011 The auction of a porbeagle shark (Lamna nasus) in the Dutch city of Scheveningen last August (see here) has lead to an outcry from several European conservation groups. Here is an update on the situation: Binnenland Nieuws is reporting that the porbeagle shark had been caught by

310 kg Freshwater Stingray caught in Mekong River

310 kg Freshwater Stingray caught in Mekong River

310 kg Stingray caught in Mekong River Laos

Porbeagle shark displayed by UK fishmonger

Porbeagle shark displayed by UK fishmonger

Porbeagle shark displayed by UK fishmonger

Sharks drawn to caged tourists off South Australia

Sharks drawn to caged tourists off South Australia

By Rebecca Brice, 702 ABC Sydney, 07. October 2011 A plan has been drawn up to cut the number of permits for great white shark cage diving tours off the South Australian coast. Research has found the sharks’ behaviour has changed. The Neptune Islands near Port Lincoln are the only place in Australia where tourists

Shark price falls dramatically in Sri Lanka

Shark price falls dramatically in Sri Lanka

Fish prices plummet due to the increase of fish catch in the North   By Ridma Dissanayake, Daily News, 04. October 2011 Fish prices have substantially reduced due to the increase of the fish catch in the North, the Fisheries Corporation said. The Ceylon Fisheries Corporation (CFC) chairman Maheel Senarathna said the fish prices are

Tiger shark caught in Brazil

Tiger shark caught in Brazil

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 03. October 2011 Date: 30. September 2011. Location: Orla da Atalaia, State of Sergipe, Brazil. Species: Tiger shark ( Galeocerdo cuvier ). Size: reported to be ca. 2 metres in length. The fishermen captured the shark in the vicinity of the Petrobras offshore oil-platforms, about 3.5 km from the coast.

New shark film for SA

New shark film for SA

By Mpume Madlal, IOL News  30 September 2011 Four cameramen have spent the past six weeks at uShaka Marine World, watching Cathy, the ragged-tooth shark, 24 hours a day, because if they lose concentration they could miss a magic moment. They want to be the first to capture on film a ragged-tooth shark giving birth.

Whale Shark caught in China

Whale Shark caught in China

Whale Shark caught in China Rhincodon typus

Another Shark Poacher in Galapagos Islands

Another Shark Poacher in Galapagos Islands

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 26.09.2011 The commercial fishing vessel “Reina del Cisne” (photo) , accompanied by two smaller fiberglass boats, was caught operating illegally inside the Galapagos Marine Reserve. The Ecuadorian navy found 65 sharks and prohibited fishing gear ( longlines ) on board. Because of these violations, the vessel was apprehended and escorted

Goblin Shark caught in Brazil

Goblin Shark caught in Brazil

Goblin Shark caught in Brazil Mitsukurina owstoni Rio Grande do Sul

Dead Shark found in Mallorca

Dead Shark found in Mallorca

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine 16. September 2011 Date: 15. September 2011. Location: Sóller, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain. Species: Bluntnose sixgill shark ( Hexanchus griseus ). Size: reported to be approx. 4 metres in length. The shark was found dead, floating in the waters of Port de Sóller. The cause of death is currently unknown

Preserved Whale Shark displayed in China

Preserved Whale Shark displayed in China

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine 16. September 2011 ‘People’s Daily Online’ is reporting that a whale shark (Rhincodon typus) nicknamed Yang Yang was displayed in China on September 11. The 6 metres long specimen with a weight of 2 tons had been preserved through plastination, a technique that replaces body fluids with plastics. The event

Atlantic Angel Sharks illegally caught in Mississippi

Atlantic Angel Sharks illegally caught in Mississippi

Marine Patrol Seizes Two Sharks and 4,000 Pounds of Shrimp in Federal Waters   News Release by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) 14. September 2011   BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ (MDMR) Marine Patrol was patrolling in federal waters under the Joint Enforcement Agreement (JEA) on Wednesday, Sept. 14