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Don’t bite the hand that feeds: Using satellite technology to evaluate the effects of ecotourism on tiger sharks

Ecotourism activities that use food to attract and concentrate wildlife for viewing have become a controversial topic in ecological studies. This debate is best exemplified by the shark dive tourism industry, a highly lucrative and booming global market. Use of chum or food to attract big sharks to areas where divers can view the dwindling populations of these animals has generated significant criticism because of the potential for ecological and behavioral impacts to the species.
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Sea Turtle’s Strategy Foils Tiger Shark Attack

News : The Inquisitr - News (3 months ago)

The ocean is home not only to predators like tiger sharks, but also the prey upon which they feed, and new video has shed light on just how those animals can effectively defend themselves from hungry sharks. Other than their hard sh... Read Post

Whale Shark Feeding Causes Controversy

News : The Inquisitr - News (2 years ago)

Whale shark feeding is a popular tourist attraction that draws hundreds of daily visitors to a small fishing village in the Philippines. While the attraction has helped to fuel the local economy, critics argue that the practice coul... Read Post

Divers Feed Tiger Sharks By Hand In Stunning Images

News : The Inquisitr - News (2 months ago)

Tiger sharks may be one of the deadliest predators in the ocean, yet divers at a unique spot in the Bahamas regularly feed the animals by hand, a practice that some assert is not as dangerous as it might at first appear. Belgian und... Read Post

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