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U.S. Senate passes Shark Conservation Act, but at what cost?

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksDecember 20, 2010

We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog-cation to bring you some exciting news- today, the U.S. Senate passed the Shark Conservation Act! The act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives last year, closes important loopholes in current U.S. shark management policy by banning the practice of removing fins * at sea (for almost all species, […]

Shark Conservation: The problem, the goal, and how to get there

biology, Conservation, ecology, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksAugust 9, 2010

The problem Sharks consistently rank near the top of lists of American’s greatest fears. In reality, they have much more to fear from us than we do from them. Because of our actions, many species of sharks are on the verge of extinction. A recent International Union for the Conservation of Nature Shark Specialist Group […]

Four things everyone needs to know about sharks: A shark conservation documentary and lesson plan

Conservation, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksMarch 20, 2010

One week after the world premier at the Benthic Ecology conference’s Beneath the Waves Film Festival, I am pleased to announce that my new shark conservation mini-documentary, “four things everyone needs to know about sharks”, is now available on YouTube. Check it out here: If you are an educator, the movie is intended to be […]

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