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

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (3 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

Stop The Massacre of Sharks, Ecologists from Sharm and Divers Implore

Biology / Marine Biology : Fish & Aquatic News (4 years ago)

The government, no doubt panicking over the effects of recent shark attacks on tourism, is destroying the delicate ecological balance in the coastal regions of South Sinai, as well as hurting tourism, Sharm experts and divers have c... Read Post

Early-life exposure to climate change impairs tropical shark survival

Biology / Marine Biology : Ocean Acidification (yesterday)

Sharks are one of the most threatened groups of marine animals worldwide, mostly owing to overfishing and habitat degradation/loss. Although these cartilaginous fish have evolved to fill many ecological niches across a wide range of... Read Post

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