Uniquely among sharks, the great hammerhead has an unusually long dorsal fin that appears to make it more efficient for it to swim rolled over
However, a date for the ban has not yet been announced
China's biggest shipping and logistics company Cosco has pledged a total ban on transporting shark's fins, says SCMP. It called the move a "body
Carl; Flat Tire; Loree's Crazy 'Bout Kittens; Chum Zone II: Shark Fin Suits; Archetype Read the full article on AICN Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here with this week's selection of fun films from across the globe. This week's lineup has a healthy dose of comedy, animation, and unexpected insanity. Show More Summary
sharkhugger: Article: New Shark Cam Reveals Stunning Footage New video and photos unveil the previously reported high tech miniature video camera tag that will be affixed to the fin of a great white before its winter migration to the mysterious White Shark Café halfway between California and Hawaii. Show More Summary
Eleven U.S. states have joined the crusade to stop the cruel practice of hacking the fins off the sharks, often while they’re still alive, and throwing the bleeding, injured animals back into the water to slowly die. Photo by Vanessa Mignon In the midst of Shark Week, there’s some reason for hope for these much-battered species. Show More Summary
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A ban on the shark fin trade took effect in Texas on Friday, a move environmental groups hope will end the state's status as one of the main U.S. centers for the product prized as a delicacy in Chinese cuis...
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is planning to attach a video camera to a shark's fins to watch it feed in the Pacific Ocean.
With Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” in full swing and right on the heels of last week’s introduction of a new congressional bill restricting the trade in shark fins, the Obama administration has taken an additional action to help sharks. Show More Summary
On a recent episode of How To Cake It, host Yolanda Gampp provides a step-by-step guide on how to make a chocolate shark cake with “Italian meringue buttercream and fishy fondant features.” There’s a ripple in the water. A fin pokes out of the surf. And then there’s that ominous music! But this is one […]
Fins up if you love sharks! There’s still a lot to learn about these fascinating, misunderstood creatures, but one thing we do know is that there’s a huge diversity of spectacular shark species gliding through our ocean.
Something like 100 million sharks are pulled from the sea each year for their fins and meat, according to researchers' best estimates, putting more than a quarter of shark and ray species at risk of extinction. This is not a good thing,...Show More Summary
Shark Café Cameras will help great white researchers determine what exactly goes on at the Pacific Ocean hotspot where the sharks spend their winters and springs.
Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific, one of the world’s biggest cargo airlines, have announced a total ban on the carriage of shark fin on their flights. [ more › ]
Rhode Island last week banned the trade in shark fins, joining ten other states and three Pacific territories in sending a message that this cruel product is not welcome within their borders. These state policy actions are helping to dry... Show More Summary
Just in time for Shark Week, the marine creatures got a powerful advocate in actor Morgan Freeman, who came to Capitol Hill on Thursday to support bipartisan legislation banning the sale of shark fins. What’s the “Invictus” star’s connection to the issue? Well, he happens to really dig sharks, okay? And he’s got a track record […]
With declining populations of sharks worldwide, there have been multiple bans on the sale of shark fins in the United States. However, some species are still allowed to be sold in certain states. It is also almost impossible to knowShow More Summary
Discovery’s Shark Week hits the water June 26, but Twitter users can go fins up starting Monday.
Large animals hunted for their parts -- such as elephant ivory and shark fins -- are in double jeopardy of extinction due to their large body size and high value, according to a new analysis. The study reveals underappreciated risk to marine species similar to that of iconic terrestrial species, but elevated by key differences in the sea.
Shark finning is an abhorrent practice. The shark’s fins are sliced off and the live animal is dumped back into the sea to drown or bleed to death. Photo by iStockphoto The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday refused to consider an appeal to...Show More Summary