In a historic legal victory, the state has successfully prosecuted a Brooklyn-based seafood company for selling shark fins, a practice which has been illegal for the last year.
1. Fins to the Left, Fins to the Right There is blood in the water now, so much blood, and there is going to be more. Suddenly, every week is Shark Week for the game's general managers and managers. Three GMs were fired in August alone:...Show More Summary
For decades, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru in Northern India was thought by most elite climbers to to unclimbable. The 21,000-foot high mountain makes Everest seem easy. Read the rest
We've never seen a sport quite like bog snorkeling. Competitors don their finest shark fins to swim through murky bog waters, with the fastest swimmer taking home the crown. The twist? No conventional swim strokes allowed — which means...Show More Summary
Friday: The shark fin ban, sunny skies and Henry James’s dislikes.
This is a must see video. I find it amazing that they got the clip onto the Hammerhead shark, but also how did they get it back?
The Shark's Fin on Mount Meru is 21,000 feet above the Ganges River in Northern India. In this short video, climber-filmmaker Jimmy Chin gives a tour of his tent, which hangs on the side of a sheer cliff, and contains 200 pounds of stuff that he and his climbing partner have hauled with them. Read the rest
Earlier this month, Motherboard obtained shipping documents that showed that United Parcel Service, or UPS, was shipping sackfuls of shark fins across oceans—just one of these shipments containing the fins of an estimated 15,000 sharks destined for Hong Kong, where demand for shark fin soup, considered a delicacy, is high. Show More Summary
A seal came inches away from becoming shark food as it leapt from the water with a great white shark hot on its fins off Monomoy, Cape Cod on Monday. The shark jumped out of the water after the seal, but somehow the little creature managed...Show More Summary
pbstv: Get up close and personal to learn about the (fin)famous apex predator, the white shark, when PBS & BBC Earth come to you live from Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Big Blue Live premieres on BBC One August 23rd and on PBS August 31st. Photo credit: Monterey Bay Aquarium, photo by Tyson V. Rininger
Shark’s Fin on India’s Mount Meru has been called one of the hardest climbs on the planet
Being a professional climber can be a life or death situation. In 2011, I climbed the Shark’s Fin on a peak called Mount Meru, a route that has seen more attempts and more failures than any other in the Himalayas. Food had a huge part in the adventure.
Over the course of seven weeks last fall, workers in Costa Rica allegedly filled 194 sacks with dried fins that had been sawed off the backs of an estimated 15,000 sharks. In six separate shipments weighing one ton each, the fins flew over the Pacific Ocean, miles above the waves. Show More Summary
Ever since Steven Spielberg set a shark fin gliding through the waters of a fictional New England town, Martha’s Vineyard has become irrevocably associated with the movie “Jaws.” The photographer Maggie Shannon was born more than a decade...Show More Summary
A Great White Shark at the surface in New Zealand. (Photo: Lwp Kommunikáció/flickr) Each summer, sharks get a bad rap, with the mere sight of a dorsal fin clearing entire beaches. Indeed, as the unprecedented seven shark attacks in the...Show More Summary
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Sharknado 3 involved endless cameos, a woman giving birth inside a shark and the devouring of Matt Lauer. And that's just the tip (fin?) of the crazily awesome iceberg. Below, we rundown the wildest, wackiest and most ridiculous moments from the third installment of this Syfy franchise. Show More Summary
When Sharknado introduced us to Ian “Fin” Ziering, Tara “Line?” Reid, and their trusty shark rippin’ chainsaws, I loved every dumb second of it. When Sharknado 2: The Second One built upon that momentum, casting everyone from Today Show hosts to Richard Kind to Vivica A. Show More Summary
The Shark’s Fin on India’s Meru Peak is one of the world’s most perilous climbs. Sundance Audience Award-winning documentary Meru is about the three daredevils who became the first to successfully scale it. Renowned climbers Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturk began their journey in 2008. Show More Summary
Ghana's fishermen are targeting sharks for their fins, which are then exported to Asia.