Scalloped hammerhead sharks are the first shark to be listed under the Endangered Species Act—let’s keep working! Though shark fins may fetch a high price, our planet is wealthier with these top predators alive and well in the ocean. Encourage your friends and families to choose sustainable seafood with our Seafood Watch app.
“I heard the shark coming before I saw it. Usually it’s pretty choppy out there but that day it was so calm you could hear the fin cutting through the water.” —Chuck Saltsman, Aquarium video producer, recalling a particularly memorable shark sighting while out at he Farallon Islands with our white shark researchers. Learn more about our white shark research
Meet the sandbar shark! This elegant elasmobranch, easily recognized by its distinctly large dorsal fin, can often be found scouting sandy or muddy near-coastal areas for fish and invertebrates to snack on. See if you can spot our resident sandbar shark on our Open Sea Cam.
The Youth Education department at the Houston Museum of Natural Science received an unexpected letter last month from a concerned elementary school student named Octavia. She takes a stand against shark finning, an issue weighing heavily on the hearts of … Continue reading ?
Bill C-246, the Modernizing Animal Protections Act, was recently introduced into Parliament. The act would prohibit shark finning, require textiles made from animals to be labelled, ban cat and dog fur, and clean up the animal cruelty provisions of the Criminal Code. Show More Summary
Who likes Chinese dumplings? Do you prefer boiled dumplings (jiaozi), fried dumplings (guotie or gyoza), shark fins dumplings (yuchi shuijiao) or perhaps steamed Shanghai steamed bun (xiaolongbao)? Actually the distinction doesn’t really matter so much because Yat Bun Tong has them all. Plus a range of Cantonese, Shanghainese and even Beijing dishes. A selection of dishes [...]
A recent study shows that effective shark conservation in Indonesia only works when shark protection through no-fishing zones is combined with efforts to involve local communities in the management of their own fisheries and by providing alternatives to sustain their livelihoods.
The world's largest shark fin industry lies in the heart of the Coral Triangle, a region of the Indian and Pacific Oceans home to the world's most diverse coral reefs and known as the Amazon of the seas. This idyllic-sounding environment sustains an industry responsible for the deaths of over 3 million sharks a year. Show More Summary
Our finned friends seem to be reclaiming the surf lineup -- one surfer at a time. Just two weeks after a dolphin leapt out of a barreling wave mere feet in front of a surfer in Australia, another marine animal crashed a Florida man's wave-riding session on Thursday. Show More Summary
White sharks don’t have fingerprints—but they do have unique scarring patterns on their dorsal fins, which our white shark researchers use to tell them apart. Sometimes they name sharks after familiar profiles they spot in the fin patterns. Show More Summary
Our white shark researchers have wrapped up their most recent shark tagging and fin ID season with a record 117 sharks identified by their fins! White shark tagging and fin ID work in Northern California is a collaboration between the...Show More Summary
The company is rolling out two new soup flavors for the Japanese market: “Luxury Thickness Shark Fin Soup Flavor” and “Luxury Broth Softshell Turtle Soup Flavor.”
Humans are friends, not food. An friendly-faced shark had its picture take while sporting a very familiar grin. The toothy smile could be straight from the affable Australian shark Bruce in 2003's Finding Nemo. SEE ALSO: Teen goldfish...Show More Summary
Doesn’t wear a hat, still has a shark’s fin. Read more...
SLS Las Vegas is a November 2015 addition to Starwood Hotels Tribute Portfolio. The day before sitting down in Northside Café for dinner at SLS Las Vegas last night, I’d read two pieces by Lucky of One Mile at a Time about Starwood Hotels...Show More Summary
Color me impressed. Earlier today I wrote about how the Sheraton Grand Taipei Hotel was violating Starwood's ban on shark fin soup. A reader reported the hotel's restaurant serving shark fin soup during the Chinese New Year celebrations. Show More Summary
I have a lot of respect for Starwood, and find them to be one of the most impressive brands when it comes to standing up for what they believe in, even when it's not popular. In 2014 Starwood announced that they will no longer procure shark fin in any of their hotels or restaurants around the world, without exception. Show More Summary
Last week, some ghastly pictures popped up from a beach in northwest Taiwan showing about 60 baby blue shark carcasses scattered around the shoreline, all missing their fins. [ more › ]
Have you ever known true passion? True joy? Watch this video of a leather-vest-and-shark-tooth-necklace-wearing Fin Vin Diesel showing off some Street Shark merchandise at a 1994 toy fair, and then judge if you have ever truly been swayed by such purity of intent, such unfaltering devotion.
With shark fin soup continuing to feed the practice of finning -- cutting off the animal's dorsal fin and throwing the rest of it back into the water to die --conservationists still have a lot of work to do. Theirs is a tough job. In...Show More Summary