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shark research

It’s well known that sport fishing for sharks represents a minor threat to their preservation when compared to the commercial fishing efforts. This study by the folks at UM does make some interesting findings, and again seems to ignite concern of the idea of sport fishing for sharks. It is now know that many of...
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Dr. Hammerschlag’s lab at the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science just published new findings that suggest the expansion of protected areas into U.S. federal waters would safeguard 100% of core home range areas used by three species of sharks tracked in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, including tiger sharks, bull sharks,...
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We recently came across this article written by Tristan Guttridge at the Bimini Biological Field Station explaining how some of the tagging takes place with the Great Hammerheads in Bimini, Bahamas. Bimini is undoubtedly the best place to encounter the Great Hammerhead Sharks and has seen a recent boom in dive related tourism. Here’s Tristan’s...
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[space] While helping the Navy figure out a way to keep its ship sides smooth, he noticed that sharks somehow manage to stay barnacle and algae-free. “By staying clean while moving slow, sharks defy a basic principle of the ocean,” Approximately two million people acquire infections while in the hospital each year, in the US alone, and nearly 100,000 of those...
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The Coastal Shark Research Survey began in 1989 and covers the waters along the east coast from Delaware to Florida. The research groups goes out every two to three years, beginning in the winter and spring months in the south, following the migratory route of sharks north as the waters warm up. This year, 2,835...
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Find out what happened to the elusive longfin mako shark tagged in ‘Tiburones: Sharks of Cuba’. During Discovery Channel’s 2015 Shark Week, we saw a longfin mako tagged during the show Tiburones: Sharks of Cuba.  It was a chance encounter captured on film by our friend, Andy Casagrande.  It was an exciting moment for shark research,...
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A recent publication from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations provides a detailed and thorough reports of the world’s shark fin trade. In addition to the common notions of shark finning and shark fin soup, the 187 page report touches on all aspects of the global trade of shark/elasmobranch products such as...
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North Carolina has been in the headlines this summer season for an unusual number of shark attacks in a short period of time. This spike occurred back in June, when there were 8 shark bites in just 2 weeks. [space] No one can say fur sure sure what species of sharks are responsible for the incidences....
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The Cape Eleuthera Institute’s Shark Research and Conservation program just published an interesting article detailing a single observation made in the Bahamas during one of their studies back in 2012. [message_box title=”ABSTRACT” color=”blue”]Few data are available on interspecific elasmobranch interactions during predation events. This report describes and discusses empirical data from a single event in which...
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The Humane Society International helps to implement new protections for Sharks and Rays CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora granted historic new protections to 5 species of shark this past September. They include the Oceanic Whitetip Shark, Porbeagle, and three species of Hammerhead (scalloped, smooth, and great)....
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