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These surf fins would inform others not to kill sharks if you’re attacked

You probably wouldn’t blame Mike Coots if he had ill-will towards the tiger shark that took his leg in 1997. But he could not have a belief that is further from that. Coots has done a lot of work to change public perception about sharks. Show More Summary

Shark week in the U.S. Senate

Although the practice of shark finning is prohibited in our waters, the United States still imports shark fins from countries that do not prohibit finning. Photo by Vanessa Mignon The practice of slicing fins off live sharks and throwing...Show More Summary

Sharkwatching! With more sharks and better tech, it’s So Cal’s new craze

  Mark Girardeau hovered his drone above the water in Dana Point, looking for movement. Then he saw it: A dark figure darting swiftly; a fin piercing the ocean’s surface. “I got one,” he shouted out as he zoomed in on the great white, swimming just yards from shore. On the sand, other lookie-loos clutched […]

With Toronto’s Support, Canada Moves Closer To a National Shark Fin Ban

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

“If we allow sharks to disappear from our oceans, the balance will be gone and our oceans will die, and if our oceans die, mankind goes with it." Shark finning remind me of that episode of Seinfeld in which Elaine advocates eating only the muffin’s top. Show More Summary

F1 Has Already Banned The First Tech Loophole Of 2017

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Formula One teams exploited the ragged edge of the aerodynamic regulations for 2017, so the series is reigning it in for 2018, reports Auto Motor und Sport. T-wings and big shark fins are out, but the beautification process doesn’t end there. The halo head protection system idea is dead in favor of a new solution… Read more...

He lost a leg to a shark. Now he's trying to save the species

A decade ago, Achmat Hassiem and his younger brother were playing the part of drowning swimmers in a routine lifesavers’ drill when they spotted a huge dorsal fin speeding toward them in the chilly waters of False Bay, a major habitat of the great white shark. The 16-foot shark was headed for his...

Guinea seizes shark fins from Chinese ships

Guinea has seized a haul of shark fins and carcasses from Chinese ships fishing illegally off the coast of the west African country and fined the owners.

Shark Fins Found Aboard Chinese Vessels

Shark fins have been discovered on two Chinese fishing vessels during a joint surveillance conducted by Greenpeace and Guinean fishery authorities. One of the vessels also had illegally altered fishing nets on board, while a third Chinese vessel…

Sharknado 5 Premiere Date and More From Syfy

Fin, April and the sharks are back this summer! The post Sharknado 5 Premiere Date and More From Syfy appeared first on

This week, lawmakers introduced a swirl of major reforms to help animals, taxpayers

Sens. Shelley Capito, R-W.V., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., have introduced legislation to fortify the laws against shark finning by banning any sale of shark fins in the United States. Photo by Ricardo Azoury/ostock A few years ago, a group...Show More Summary

2016 Golden Pitons: Lifetime Achievement

While the general public first became acquainted with Conrad Anker through his climb of the Shark's Fin in the film Meru, Anker has been a force in alpine climbing for over two decades, with some of his recent climbs being among his most impressive.Anker’s groundbreaking career runs back into the... Continue reading

Bill aims to take shark fins off the menu in United States

It’s been four years since California’s ban on the purchase and possession of shark fins went into effect. And yet, more than 60 tons of shark fins arrive at the Port of Los Angeles each year, bound for chefs and grocers in states where sales of the Asian delicacy remain unfettered. Rep. Ed Royce...

Massive Hong Kong shark fin seizure as ban flouted

Hong Kong authorities have seized more than a tonne of shark fins as activists warn traders are sneaking the sought-after delicacy into the city by mislabelling shipments to get around bans by major transporters.

Red Bull hopes 'shark fin' removed for 2018

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says he hopes Formula 1 can agree to outlaw the 'shark fin' for 2018, after the aerodynamic…

Motor racing-Horner says new F1 cars let down by "shark fins"

BARCELONA, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Formula One has put aerodynamics before aesthetics, with the new-look 2017 cars let down by "shark fins" resulting from a change in the rules, according to Red Bull team principal Christian Horner.

Mercedes debuts 'shark fin' during testing

Mercedes debuted a 'shark fin' on its W08 during the afternoon of the opening day of pre-season testing at the Circuit de…

Image recognition software for sharks tells them apart by their fins

A shark's fin is like its fingerprint, with each animal having its own unique patterns and scars.

Software lets researchers keep their sharks straight

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Given that they don't have fingerprints, how do you tell one great white shark from another? The answer lies in the trailing edge of the dorsal fin, which has a pattern that's unique to each animal. This still means, however, that biologists have to manually compare fin photos in order to see which shark is which. Show More Summary

Taiwanese woman sentenced for shark-fin haul in Costa Rica

A Costa Rican court has sentenced a Taiwanese business owner to prison over a fishing haul of illegally hacked-off shark fins destined for sale abroad, officials and environmentalists said Thursday. The businesswoman, identified by her last name of Tseng, was ordered to spend six months behind bars. Show More Summary

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