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Sixgill Sharks caught in Turkey

Sixgill Sharks caught in Turkey

Two recent Records of Bluntnose Sixgill Sharks Hexanchus griseus from Turkey

Halifax Museum displays Great White Shark Jaw

Halifax Museum displays Great White Shark Jaw

Great White Shark Jaw at Museum Press Release by the Government of Nova Scotia, Canada. Communities, Culture and Heritage 2nd December 2011 The jaw of the first great white shark believed to be found in Nova Scotia is on display at the Museum of Natural History in Halifax. The rare find came from a...

Poison threat over Toronto shark fin use

Poison threat over Toronto shark fin use

By Terry Davidson ,Toronto Sun, 01. December 2011 TORONTO – Toronto police are investigating a slanderous letter from a supposed animal rights group threatening to poison food in Chinese markets and restaurants. The letter, which makes reference to both Toronto’s newly-passed shark fin ban and the Chinese community’s use of shark fin in food, was received...

Salmon Shark washes up on beach in Canada

Salmon Shark washes up on beach in Canada

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 01. December 2011 Date: 23. November 2011. Location: Port Hardy, British Colombia, Canada. Species: Salmon shark ( Lamna ditropis ). Size: 150 cm in length ( fork length FL ). The dead shark was found washed up on a beach in Carrot Park. The salmon shark had various external...

Thresher Shark caught off French Mediterranean coast

Thresher Shark caught off French Mediterranean coast

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 29. November 2011 Date: 24. November 2011. Location: Marseille, France. Species: Thresher shark ( Alopias vulpinus ). Size: reported to be 4 metres in length. The specimen was caught in the net of commercial fishermen, operating from a small harbour called the Vallon des Auffes. Source: citizenside. Photo Credit:...

Big Sawfish caught in Bay of Bengal

Big Sawfish caught in Bay of Bengal

Big Sawfish caught in Bay of Bengal Bangladesh

Head of rare shark donated to Melbourne Museum

Head of rare shark donated to Melbourne Museum

Rare red goblin shark found by Gippsland fishermen in Bass Strait   By Keva Gocher, Bega 24. November 2011 A Gippsland fishing crew caught a shark with prehistoric teeth that was so unusual they thought they’d found a new species. Skipper Trevor Hunt, or Bluey as he prefers, says they recently hauled from Bass...

Turkish Fisherman Captures Mako Shark

Turkish Fisherman Captures Mako Shark

Turkish Fisherman Captures Mako Shark Isurus oxyrinchus in Urla

Guitarfish caught in Turkey

Guitarfish caught in Turkey

Guitarfish caught in Turkey

UK Aquarium hails birth of rare shark

UK Aquarium hails birth of rare shark

UK FIRST AS CRITICALLY ENDANGERED ANGEL SHARK GIVE BIRTH AT DEEP SEA WORLD Published by Deep Sea World, 17. November 2011 Delighted keepers at Deep Sea World, Scotlands national aquarium, are celebrating after the birth of a rare angel shark pup. Its the first time the critically endangered shark has ever bred successfully in...

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