A well-known killer whale has been sighted off the coast of Scotland, exhibiting a semicircular wound on its tail fluke that experts assert could only be caused by a shark attack. The whale, identified by a notch on its dorsal fin, has been nicknamed John Coe by researchers. Show More Summary
Did you know that you can order shark fin soup online through GrubHub and its subsidiaries, Seamless, All Menus and Menu Pages? Every year, about 73 million sharks are killed for their fins through a brutal practice known as shark finning, where sharks' fins are removed while the sharks are still alive and left to bleed to death at sea. Show More Summary
Original Sharknado stars Ian Ziering & Tara Reid will be back for another stint as shark attack survivors Fin and April in the third installment of Syfy’s highly successful B-movie franchise. They round out the returning team of helmer Anthony C. Show More Summary
In midsummer 2009, under the intense Mexican sun, a whale shark, MXA-182, arrived at Holbox. He is injured. A nasty cut nearly severs his right pectoral fin. His fin eventually heals, but a hole completely through his fin still persists. The hole’s shape earns MXA-182 the nickname of Keyhole. In 2009, Keyhole is at Holbox […]
On average, sharks kill four people each year. Humans kill about 100 million sharks, the vast majority (about 73 million) killed for shark fin soup. You’d see a human kill a shark 25 million times before you’d see a shark kill a human, and generally with far...
In the midst of buying your own gifts for family and friends his holiday season, remember that the cops can just as easily seize your property, your rights and even your shark fins. Enjoy this Christmas classic: 'Twas the Night Raid Before...Show More Summary
Should you be swimming in the ocean sometime soon and spot a shark-like dorsal fin cutting through the water towards you, just relax – it might simply be a military robot, that's made to look like a shark. A US Navy team has recently been testing just such a device at its Joint Expeditionary Base East, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Show More Summary
A school of scalloped hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini), a species commonly harvested for the shark fin trade. (Photo: Oceana / © Rob Stewart) Shark and ocean lovers may want to think twice the next time they sit down with their computers...Show More Summary
LONDON — From shark fin soup to bowls of chopped raw garlic salad, the tastes of the world's most notorious and despotic dictators are weird, extravagant and only occasionally simple See also: 6 Dictators' Favorite Books A new book,Show More Summary
A spiny dogfish (Squalis acanthias) in the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. (Photo: NOAA’s National Ocean Service / Flickr Creative Commons) Did you know that shark finning is still allowed in the U.S.? Despite the finning prohibition...Show More Summary
The waters surrounding the small Costa Rican island of Cocos are infested with sharks, bringing with them poachers looking to cleave off some fins to sell. Yet thanks to the thankless efforts of local rangers, many of the illegal shark...Show More Summary
Actually, the headline doesn't tell the whole story, but we can only fit so much into it. This prize package is almost as stuffed with goodness as a mass of swirling air filled with carnivores....
Just as the inhumane "delicacy" of shark fins was banned in New York City, soon too could bluefin tuna be ousted from city menus. A new measure being introduced today by City Council member Alan Maisel would ban selling anything "advertised or labeled" as bluefin in an effort to conserve the depleted populations of the prized fish. [ more › ]
If you find shark fin soup served at a Marriott hotel property, you are asked to report it, as “Marriott announced a total ban on shark fin soup partnering with the Yao Ming Foundation to increase awareness on this issue”, according to... The post Shark Fin Soup Banned by Marriott; What’s Next? appeared first on The Gate.
An oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharinus longimanus), a species commonly harvested for the shark fin trade. (Photo: Michael Aston / Flickr Creative Commons) Shark fin soup was once a delicacy in Asian nations reserved for the upper class, but in recent years, has become more readily available to both upper and middle classes. Show More Summary
“It’s a shark!” they scream as the fin of a great white shark is spotted off the coast of South Carolina. But fear turns to relief as people realize: “Oh, it’s just Katharine the shark.” While that introduction may sound ridiculous, Paul de Gelder once had a close encounter with a shark attack and he
An olive ridley sea turtle hatching, a species to be protected by the Nicaraguan military. (Photo: S M / Flickr Creative Commons) - As sea turtle hatching season gets underway in Nicaragua, the nation’s military has been sent to the coast to protect baby sea turtles from poachers. Show More Summary
Shark Week concluded Saturday, and while, like in years past, this year’s 13 specials were all highly visual, music was equally integral.
At the risk of sounding obvious — it’s Shark Week, the Discovery Channel’s annual plug for the much maligned (but secretly awesome) top predators of the deep! Started in 1988, as a way for the station to capitalize on the lack … Continue reading ?