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Florida angler catches (and likely kills) Endangered great hammerhead shark

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksFebruary 13, 2012

Update: The angler who originally caught the shark has responded. Please see below. On February 5th, while standing on a beach in Miami,  a fisherman caught a 14 foot great hammerhead shark. According to his account, “we had it beached within an hour of hooking it. The fish weighed too much her girth was huge. Just the […]

The top 10 shark conservation stories of 2011

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksDecember 28, 2011

2011 was a relatively good year for sharks and rays. Presented below, in no particular order, are ten important shark conservation stories from the past year. 1. Shark sanctuaries. The world gained several new shark sanctuaries, areas where shark fishing is banned, in 2011. Nations creating new shark sanctuaries include Honduras (~92,000 square miles), the […]

Shark shooter identified, but has he broken any laws?

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Popular Culture, Science, sharksMarch 31, 2011

Earlier this month, a video of fishermen shooting a rifle at sharks appeared on YouTube and caused quite a stir. The video has since been removed, but not before shark conservation activists  made copies (warning: the videos are extremely graphic and have inappropriate language). Apparently some computers can access the site with the videos and others […]

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