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‘El Sabueso de los Baskerville’ por Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Ah! This is the Sherlock Holmes I like. None of that Benedict Cumberbatch smart-arsery and supercilliousness.  Really, I think that the new Sherlock Holmes episodes are too post-modern for their own good.  Is that the fin of a shark I … Continue reading ?

Banning shark fin soup in the US is bad for shark conservation

A proposed US ban on the sale of shark fins could backfire and make life worse for some of the planet's most imperilled species, says Lesley Evans Ogden

Serving shark fin soup in the US can actually be good for sharks

A proposed US ban on the sale of shark fins could backfire and make life worse for some of the planet's most imperilled species, says Lesley Evans Ogden

Does Your Law Firm Still Need a Landline?

Letting go of your landline is a little like letting go of a lifeline from a boat. You want to do it, but you don't feel confident unless your feet are touching the bottom. "What ifs" keep popping up in your mind like shark fins circling you in the water.......

Guelph study shows endangered sharks, rays further threatened by global food markets

(University of Guelph) A majority of shark fins and manta ray gills sold around the globe for traditional medicines come from endangered species, a University of Guelph study has revealed. Using cutting-edge DNA barcoding technology,...Show More Summary

Body of white shark, likely struck by boat, vandalized after washing up in Monterey Bay

The body of a juvenile white shark washed ashore in Monterey Bay Thursday. Hours later, vandals hacked off its dorsal fin and removed most of its teeth. Surfers and homeowners spotted the approximately 10-foot-long shark near 26th Avenue in Live Oak, near Santa Cruz, on Thursday evening. Show More Summary

In ‘shark attack capital’ of Australia, bodyboarder freaks out upon seeing fin; video

For a split second, Craig Bateman believed he was in a whole lot of trouble when a dorsal fin popped up in front of him as he bodyboarded off Ballina, said to be the “shark attack capital” of Australia located in New South Wales. Bateman...Show More Summary

Shark sighting by surfer shuts down San Clemente waters

A surfer reported seeing a shark close to shore in San Clemente, prompting officials to shut down the water until 3 p.m. Saturday, August 5. The sightings happened at about 11 a.m., when a surfer saw the fin several times anywhere from 40 to 100 yards from shore off Linda Lane Beach. The shark was […]

My close encounter with a shark got me out of the water — but not for long

It was not a dolphin, that much I knew. The fin skimmed the surface of the water like a razor blade, unlike the lolling rise and fall of a dolphin’s fin. It was not a figment of my imagination, either. I know that because my 14-year-old daughter saw the same thing I did as we waited, with our body...

The cruel carnage of Shark Fin Soup

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

In Washington, D.C., these days, when Republicans team up with Democrats for the cause of conservation they deserve a shout-out of support from all of us. The issue is “shark finning.” That’s the grisly practice where fishermen pull in a shark, hack off the fins for the shark-fin soup market, and...

We Can Live Without Shark Fin Soup. But Can We Live Without Sharks?

3 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Shark fins are all but tasteless in broth, but the recipe claims up to 73 million sharks a year.

oceanportal: The basking shark is the second largest living...

oceanportal: The basking shark is the second largest living fish, coming in behind the whale shark at a maximum length of about 30 feet (9 meters). Swimming along with its dorsal fin sticking up above the surface of the water, it can easily spook humans. Show More Summary

Will sharks show up at the U.S. Open of Surfing? Organizers are prepping for it

It was a moment that shook the surf world: A fin slowly approached a blissfully unaware surfer — and then the thrashing started. It happened two years ago, during a surf contest in South Africa. Fortunately, long-time pro Mick Fanning was able to punch the great white and get away before rescuers swooped by to […]

Fins up if you’ve ever wanted to be a shark scientist! Our...

Fins up if you’ve ever wanted to be a shark scientist!  Our own Dr. Sal Jorgensen and his colleagues are living the dream: tagging and observing California’s white sharks to uncover the mysteries of our local mega-fish!  Check out out they’ve been up to lately at the Farallon Islands in part one of a two-part video series. Next episode tomorrow! 

"Don't fear the fin," Ocearch founder says

3 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Chris Fischer told "CBS This Morning" about Ocearch's mission to tag juvenile great white sharks off the coast of Montauk

neaq: Baby steps: These newborn epaulette sharks are using their...

A post shared by New England Aquarium (@newenglandaquarium) on Jun 28, 2017 at 12:29pm PDT neaq: Baby steps: These newborn epaulette sharks are using their fins to get around their exhibit, just like the adults. #Visitorpicture by @sharkmamalisey...Show More Summary

Art exhibition brings together top international contemporary artists raising awareness to end shark finning

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

Presented by Hong Kong Maritime Museum and Parkview Arts Action, ?On Sharks and Humanity? is a powerful exhibition and the first of its kind, which demonstrates the relationship between art and society, and emphasises the social responsibility of museums and artists. Show More Summary

Why We Bite: Sharks As Cinema’s Apex Predators

4 months agoHumor / odd : Badass Digest

On the intertwining of films, fins, and phobias. Read more...

Hong Kong shark art protests at fin trade

A towering shark fin sculpture is the latest addition to Hong Kong's harbourfront as part of an artistic push against the infamous trade.

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