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World’s largest group of shark scientists calls on AP and Reuters to resist using the phrase “shark attacks”

Conservation, Popular CultureAugust 5, 2013

The American Elasmobranch Society, the world’s largest professional organization of shark and ray scientists, has issued a resolution calling on the Associated Press Stylebook and the Reuters Style Guide  to retire the phrase “shark attack” in favor of a more accurate (and less inflammatory) wording that is scaled to represent real risk and outcomes. The AP Stylebook […]

Check out Shark Attack Experiment Live, Friday on National Geographic Wild

marine science, Natural Science, Popular Culture, Science, sharksNovember 23, 2011

This Friday, tune in to National Geographic Wild for a day of sharks! Starting at noon, they will air a series of shark documentaries culminating at 9 p.m. with “Shark Attack Experiment: Live“. This show, aired live from the shark hotspot of South Africa, aims to test some common myths about shark attacks and to “to […]

Western Australia’s sharks need your help!

Conservation, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksOctober 23, 2011

Last week, I wrote about three current shark conservation issues, including a proposed shark cull in Western Australia. Barbara Wueringer was able to deliver her letter to Western Australian government officials on Friday, and thanks to your help, it was signed by more than 100 scientists and conservationists from all over the world. Yesterday, however, […]

Were 18 foot long thresher sharks responsible for closing a New York beach?

marine science, Natural Science, Popular Culture, Science, sharksJune 3, 2011

Earlier this week, several New York state beaches were closed due to shark sightings. Fox News’ Rick Leventhal, speaking as part of Bill Hemmer’s “America’s Newsroom” show, reported on this story, claiming that “some onlookers ID’ed them as thresher sharks, they’re estimated to be about  18 feet long”. A half-eaten seal also washed up on […]

Innovative Conservation: Shark Attack Survivors Speak About Saving Sharks

Conservation, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksSeptember 15, 2010

Last Monday, the Pew Environment Group’s Global Shark Conservation Campaign arranged for a brilliant PR stunt – they arranged for survivors of shark attacks to speak about shark conservation outside of the United Nations headquarters in New York. Though very few people are ever bitten by sharks, many fear them, which makes it difficult to […]

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