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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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Negligible Impact On Public Safety From Shark Cage Diving Operations

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (5 years ago)

A study by five university researchers concludes that existing shark cage diving enterprises in Hawaii have a negligible effect on public safety.... Read Post

Scientists track great hammerhead shark migration

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 years ago)

A new study details the first scientific research to successfully track a great hammerhead shark using satellite tag technology. Read Post

3 researchers in the Amazon clear up doubts as to the benefits of ecotourism

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

Ecological tourism has no effect on the presence of large mammals in the Amazon, according to a study that for the first time compares the biological diversity of ecotourism zones with that of protected areas. Furthermore, it can he... Read Post

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