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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

Shark Fisherman fined in Reunion

Shark Fisherman fined in Reunion

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine 14. September 2011 A fisherman found himself in the Criminal Court of Saint-Denis, on La Reunion Island , after killing a large bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) in Saint-Gilles last February. The 3 metres long predator (photo) was caught the day after a surfer had been severely injured by a shark

Rare shark caught in Turkey

Rare shark caught in Turkey

Date: reported on 11. September 2011. Location: Gulf of Bandirma, Dutliman, Balikesir Province, Turkey. Species: presumably a bramble shark ( Echinorhinus brucus ). Size: said to be 2 metres in length. Source and Photos : gazete5.com,  bandirmaninsesi.com  

Spearfisherman kills blue shark in Malta

Spearfisherman kills blue shark in Malta

Shark Year Magazine Date: 10. September 2011 Location: Salina, Malta. The ‘Times of Malta’ is reporting that a blue shark (Prionace glauca) was harpooned by a diver and brought to the beach this morning. The man was fishing for octopus when the shark approached him. “The shark flashed past me and I fired my harpoon,“

Thresher Shark sighting off Isle of Man

Thresher Shark sighting off Isle of Man

Sighting of a Thresher Shark By Manx Wildlife Trust 08 September 2011 A warden on the Calf of Man recently had a spectacular sighting of a thresher shark, leaping fully out of the water. Simon Davies was doing a watch for sea birds on the north of the Calf, when he spotted a huge splash

Rare Megamouth Shark found in South Africa in 2009

Rare Megamouth Shark found in South Africa in 2009

Shark Year Magazine, 09. September 2011. ‘Dispatch Online’ is reporting that a shark discovered by East London scientist Kevin Cole two years ago was formally identified this week as being a rare megamouth shark ( Megachasma pelagios ). The specimen represents the second record of a megamouth shark in South Africa. The first record washed

Scientists refute report of White Shark capture in Russia

Scientists refute report of White Shark capture in Russia

Scientists refute report on capture of great white shark in Primorye newsbcm.com 08. September 2011 Scientists refute the information about the capture of a five-meter great white shark in Primorye. Yesterday, a local paper published a photo of a huge shark caught by fishermen. Scientists claim that the photo taken is a montage. In fact,

Sixgill Shark caught in Italy

Sixgill Shark caught in Italy

Date: 03. September 2011. Location: Marina di Campo, Elba Island, Italy. Species: Bluntnose sixgill shark ( Hexanchus griseus ). Size: over three metres in length. According to the source, the female shark had eleven swordfish in its stomach. The fishermen caught another shark (male) on the same day, but it was released alive. Source: gonews.it

Hammerhead Shark spotted off Portugal

Hammerhead Shark spotted off Portugal

Shark Year Magazine, 04 September 2011 According to ‘Observatorio do Algarve’, a big hammerhead shark was spotted off the Algarve coast on August 31. The sighting of the estimated three metres long shark was made about 8 km south of Quarteira by the crew of a Navy vessel. It’s the third confirmed shark sighting in

Monterey aquarium gets great white shark

Monterey aquarium gets great white shark

AP Associated Press September 1, 2011 MONTEREY (AP) — A great white shark that was caught in the waters off Southern California is now on display at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Aquarium officials say the four-foot, seven-inch male shark was transferred from Malibu to Monterey and placed in the aquarium’s Open Sea exhibit on Wednesday

Fisherman Captures Great White Shark

Fisherman Captures Great White Shark

You can see the video of the shark capture in our Video Section ( White Shark caught by Anglers in California )   By Vikki Vargas and Lori Bentley, NBC LA Aug 30, 2011 “I was nervous, excited,” fisherman Michael Castillo said.  “I didn’t know what was at the end of the hook.” On August