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13 amazing things scientists discovered about sharks in 2013

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksDecember 28, 2013

Other than a certain week in August whose name we shall not speak here, 2013 was a great year for both shark science and the communication of that shark science. There were many important and fascinating discoveries, and many of the world’s top media outlets covered them. Presented here is a list of 13 amazing scientific […]

A photo of people eating a shark is upsetting activists for some silly reason

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksSeptember 26, 2013

A photo of a single thresher shark being served for dinner at a resort is making the rounds among shark conservation activists. The photo, shown on the right, has been shared more than 12,000 times. A petition written in response to the image  (in French) has over 1,000 signatures. The story has even made it into […]

Good intentions and negative transfer effects: The California swordfish fishery

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

A press release circulating on Twitter, which claims that a “deadly expansion” of a California fishery will negatively affect critically endangered leatherback sea turtles, has been making waves in the marine conservation and fisheries communities, inspiring a series of interesting discussions. Is it better to buy US-caught seafood with some bycatch than foreign-caught seafood from fleets with […]

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 […]

Shark conservation news: Fisheries closures, fish and chips, and a new shark sanctuary

Conservation, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksMarch 12, 2010

It has been an exciting week for shark conservation! We can only hope that this provides some momentum for CITES, which begins tomorrow. And now, for this week’s shark conservation news: The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission declared a ban on commercial landings of all thresher sharks (each of the three thresher shark species is considered […]

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