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Is ‘Shark Week’ Lying Again? It’s All In The Fins

The 2015 edition of Discovery’s Shark Week has officially kicked off, and it already appears that some of the controversy that has dogged the event over past few years is sure to remain, as at least one program has seemingly conflated images of several sharks to portray a single, “monstrous” great white. Show More Summary

Shark Swarm: Giant 18-Foot Great White Spotted Among 15 Others Off Monterey

A surprising number of great white sharks have been spotted recently in Monterey Bay, along with one specimen that is believed to be a staggering 18-feet-long. The sightings began last week, when lifeguards spotted a shark fin slicing through the waves on Tuesday, according to SFGate. Show More Summary

This shark, swallow you whole

3 weeks agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

The diver waits until the head of the shark has gone past, then climbs out to touch the pectoral fin. At that point the shark can't turn and get the diver. The diver keeps watching the white shark and then ducks back into the cage."

Failing to protect hammerhead sharks from finning

Conservationists accuse Costa Rican authorities of allowing the shark-fin trade to continue despite global treaty.

This Picture Sums Up the Dire Threat Faced by the World’s Shark Populations

Hundreds of fins lie piled up in Ecuador, part of a massive haul originally bound for Asia

SwimFin, A Shark Fin-Shaped Swimming Aid for Kids

last monthHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The SwimFin is a swimming aid that straps onto a child’s back to provide buoyancy and encouragement. Its shark fin shape not only looks cool, but also allows for a full range of arm movement so little swimmers can practice all kinds of strokes unimpeded. SwimFin is available in seven different colors and can be […]

6 sea creatures with funny faces – and why they look so weird

Nice fins, shame about the face. Our feature on sawfish reveals the secret life of one of the world's most bizarre animals – a shark's body with a head like a chainsaw. But sawfish are far from the only sea creatures with peculiar heads. Meet six others. Graham Lawton

Where In The World Is Katharine The Great White Shark?

Katharine the great white shark has seemingly gone missing, as the massive predator hasn’t signaled Ocearch trackers in several weeks, leading her fans, along with the organization’s founder, to wonder where her fin will next part the waves. Show More Summary

Californian convicted under new shark fin ban

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Via ABC7 San Francisco: "A San Francisco man was caught with a literal ton of shark fins."

Here's Why Sharks Have Two Penises

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Cartilaginous fishes, like sharks and rays, are blessed with something called “claspers,” dual sperm-releasing tubes jutting from their pelvic fins. Thanks to a recent study, the mystery of the sea critters’ double dongs has been solved. Read more...

3 Count: Shark Fin Soup

Grooveshark closes as it settles cases against record labels, US Trade Rep releases Special 301 report and erotic ebook cover leads to a lawsuit.

Rare, cute pocket shark found in Gulf of Mexico

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Just five inches long, the shark has two kangaroo-like pockets near its fins and is only the second such specimen ever found

High-End London Restaurant Caught Serving Illegal Shark Fins

Shark fins are a highly controversial ingredient. An upscale Chinese restaurant in London — considered one of the best in the city by several publications — has been caught with an illegal stash of shark fins. According to the Independent,...Show More Summary

Overfishing Our Oceans (VIDEO)

An estimated 100 million sharks are being killed every year--70 million of them just for their fins alone. Tod Bensen, former Chairman of WildAid, talks about the global threat of overfishing our oceans and educating people about the...Show More Summary

Nearly Half of Hong Kong No Longer Biting on Shark’s Fin

If you’ve attended a wedding recently in Hong Kong, the chances are pretty high that shark’s fin wasn’t served.

I Served Shark Fin Soup to Gamblers in London’s Elite Casinos

After dropping out of school, I worked as a croupier in London’s exclusive members’ clubs: a world where mega rich players are ‘comped’ with whatever food they desire from Michelin-starred chefs.

Changing China's tastes could save world's wildlife

Demand for ivory and shark fins may finally be falling, thanks to campaigns that directly target the consumers of illegally poached goods

American Airlines Stops Shipping Shark Fins After Pressure From Conservation Groups

It's in support of a worldwide ban on the controversial delicacy. American Airlines came out against the practice of harvesting, selling, distributing, and serving shark fin this morning. In a tweet, the company explained that it has...Show More Summary

See the Quoddy Shark Fin Blue Suede Footwear Series

We got a peek at some impressive work from Quoddy with our look at the Leffot launch a couple weeks back and here we return to the label for something altogether more Elvis-friendly. A flashier take on some of the brand’s most popular… The post See the Quoddy Shark Fin Blue Suede Footwear Series appeared first on Selectism.

A Sharknado has struck the United States every year since 2013. Here’s everything you need to know.

What is a shark? A “shark” is one of any number of “fish” characterized by cartilaginous skeletons, gill slits, pectoral fins that are not fused to the head, and a voracious appetite for human flesh. What is a tornado? A … Continued A Sharknado has struck the United States every year since 2013. Show More Summary

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