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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 weeks 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 weeks 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

last monthTechnology : 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

2 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

2 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.

These Special Surfboard Fins Protect the Shark, Not the Surfer, in the Event of an Attack

2 months agoMarketing / Advertising : AdFreak

Seeing videos of surfers getting attacked by sharks freaks us out. And that fear can mount to hysteria. When a shark attack happens, it often leads to crazed hunting to reassure the public and the surfer's family, at the expense of the ocean's fragile ecosystem. "It's their domain," says Hawaiian surfer and shark attack survivor...

Sharksploitation: Feel the Groove According to ‘Jaws’

By William Dass Deepest Bluest, my sharksploitation love is like a...shark’s fin? The article Sharksploitation: Feel the Groove According to ‘Jaws’ appeared first on Film School Rejects.

Hong Kong activists dress as sharks to protest finning

2 months agoNews : The Cutline

Dozens of activists Saturday dressed in bloody costumes sprawled outside one of Hong Kong's most popular restaurants linked to the sale of shark fin soup to protest against the killing of the marine predators. The southern Chinese city...Show More Summary

Protesters urge HK restaurant to stop selling shark fin

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Protesters wearing shark costumes with the fins cut off surrounded a famous restaurant beside the Hong Kong harbor on Saturday, to demand it halt sales of shark fins, especially from threatened species, such as the whale shark.

Video Hatch: “Don’t Fear the Fin. Fear a World Without Them”

2 months agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Sharks are apex predators and vital to the health of ocean ecosystems. Costa has teamed up with shark attack survivors and OCEARCH “to show that we don’t fear the fin—we fear a world without them.”

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