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Air China Makes History With Shark Fin Ban

In what has been hailed as a far-reaching victory for global shark conservation, Air China has become the first airline in mainland China to ban shark fin cargo on its flights. The airline, which is headquartered in Beijing, announced...Show More Summary

China’s ivory ban is great, now for shark fins and tiger bone

Beijing's ban on ivory is very welcome and could save the African elephant, but it must do the same for rhinos, pangolins and more, says Richard Schiffman

Origins of Elusive 'Ghost Shark' Revealed

A 280-million-year-old skull of a so-called ghost shark has helped researchers determine exactly how chimaeras — mysterious, mostly deep-sea fish with wing-like fins and pointy snouts — are related to sharks, a new study finds.

Bizarre Ghost Sharks Evolved From an Even Weirder Species of Ancient Fish

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Analysis of a well-preserved ancient skull shows that ghost sharks—a group of elusive deep sea fish with abnormally large eyes and wing-like fins—are descended from a bizarre shark-like fish that lived 280 million years ago. Read more...

Hey there, Middle Notch! Named for the notch in the center of...

Hey there, Middle Notch! Named for the notch in the center of his dorsal fin, this 15-footer is one of 250 white sharks ID’d by our white shark researchers over the past decade. By documenting the white sharks that migrate through California’s...Show More Summary

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TweetThe Mall… …Has It All The stuff we sell is just the best Passing all consumer test Days of heaven nights of sin Voodoo stick and sharks fin When all around you seems like hell Just one sip will make you well Multipurpose in a jar If you ain’t ill it’ll fix your car In […]

White shark tagging season kicks off and we’ve already spotted a familiar face, er, fin!

“Middle Notch,” a 15-foot male white shark & Farallones regular It’s October, aka Sharktober, and our white shark research team is out in the Farallon Islands using tech and science to answer questions about this misunderstood species. Show More Summary

Auto ‘finprinting’ identifies individual sharks as they migrate

An AI system that uses the unique contours of a shark’s dorsal fin as a biometric could help keep tabs on them as they move around the world

The Wright Stuff: The Art of the Sandbag

It’ll be ironic when Alex Honnold dies on a rope, I think, as each of his sketchy moves rains more choss on me at the belay. We are on pitch two of the Shark’s Fin in the Canyonlands of Utah, and in a bad spot. Alex’s foot trembles on a dirt clod. “Watch me, dude,” he says as his voice shakes.... Continue reading

Conservation Measures Needed to Ensure Future Generations of Sharks, Rays

Overexploitation threatens the future of many large animals including sharks and rays. These sleek and majestic animals are often caught as incidental "bycatch" in longline fisheries or targeted specifically for their fins, wings, gill plates, meat, oil, teeth and cartilage. Show More Summary

Strange Rare Shark Lives Solely on Ghost Shark Eggs

If humans call you a “prickly dogfish” and think you’re uglier than goblins, hammerheads and some of your other strange-looking cousins, you’d probably grow up with a chip on your dorsal fin. Now humans have another reason to pick on the prickly dogfish shark – researchers have...

Studying the biology of sharks in the wild

Typically, the only activity that concerns beachgoers when it comes to sharks is the sight of a dorsal fin slicing through the water's surface. But, for Kevin Weng, assistant professor of fisheries science at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science, what's most interesting are the mundane actions that happen below the surface.

Claustrophobia of Shark-Flick 'In the Deep' Sunk By Ending

Directed by: Johannes Roberts; Runtime: 87 minutes Grade: C- Y'know the thrilling sensation when a shark's dorsal fin emerges from the water in a horror film, that flicker of dread knowing that they're closing in on whatever main characters...Show More Summary

Philippine Coast Guard Nails Shark Fin Smugglers

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said it has apprehended a motor vessel carrying prohibited shark fin meat.   The passenger/cargo vessel Trisha Kerstin 2, owned

Great white shark bites spearfisherman, who survives by fighting back; video

A college student was spearfishing off the coast near Santa Barbara, California, when he felt a violent tug on his fin. At first he thought it was his friends, but he quickly realized a great white shark was attacking him. Tyler McQuillen,...Show More Summary

How to Survive a Shark Attack

Sharks don’t really like the taste of people, but their poor vision and the splashing of beachgoers can lead to sharks confusing you for a tasty snack. Here’s what you should do if you see a fin and the Jaws theme starts playing. Read more...

Sharks Are Citizens, Too: This Week In Daily Giving

In every ocean, sharks are highly sought out... By one another and by the human race for their meat and for their valuable fin, often used in cuisine and trading. It is estimated that 100 million of these large fish-like animals die each year and at this rate, it could place lasting detrimental effects on our marine ecosystem. Show More Summary

Shark fins and meat contain high levels of neurotoxins linked to Alzheimer's disease

Scientists found high concentrations of toxins linked to neurodegenerative diseases in the fins and muscles of 10 species of sharks. The research team suggests that restricting consumption of sharks can have positive health benefits for consumers and for shark conservation, since several of the sharks analyzed in the study are threatened with extinction due to overfishing.

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