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Great White Shark Katharine Heads To South Carolina, Shark Attack Survivor Says Knowledge Dispels Fear

“It’s a shark!” they scream as the fin of a great white shark is spotted off the coast of South Carolina. But fear turns to relief as people realize: “Oh, it’s just Katharine the shark.” While that introduction may sound ridiculous, Paul de Gelder once had a close encounter with a shark attack and he

Ocean News: Nicaragua Dispatches Military to Protect Baby Turtles, New Zealand Bans Shark Finning, and More

An olive ridley sea turtle hatching, a species to be protected by the Nicaraguan military. (Photo: S M / Flickr Creative Commons) - As sea turtle hatching season gets underway in Nicaragua, the nation’s military has been sent to the coast to protect baby sea turtles from poachers. Show More Summary

How Shark Week’s ‘Fin of Fury’ composer creates suspense without horror

Shark Week concluded Saturday, and while, like in years past, this year’s 13 specials were all highly visual, music was equally integral.

Shark Week: Of Fins and Fiction

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

At the risk of sounding obvious — it’s Shark Week, the Discovery Channel’s annual plug for the much maligned (but secretly awesome) top predators of the deep! Started in 1988, as a way for the station to capitalize on the lack … Continue reading ?

25-Foot Shark Swims Up To Boat: Washington Boaters Encounter Rare Basking Shark

Boaters in Washington encountered a huge shark while they were on the waters of Puget Sound last Saturday. Grace Coale and her father were out boating near Meadowdale Wharf off Edmonds when Coale noticed a 3-foot fin rising out of the water. My Northwest reports that whatever the unknown creature was, it began swimming towards

GoPros on dorsal fins: How a Shark Week filmmaker tells sharks’ stories

Shark Week is highly visual: Its name alone conjures up images of great white sharks breaching out of the sapphire blue waters

In the New York Seascape and Elsewhere, Shark Week Turns Our Thoughts to Vital Marine Habitat

Last summer while enjoying a summer day at the beach in Montauk, my wife suddenly recoiled in fear as she spied a silvery fin cutting through the waves near shore. While the fin belonged to a dolphin, like many Americans she could not...Show More Summary

Blue shark sparks panic on Rome beach

A blue shark that made a rare appearance in the shallow waters of a popular beach resort near Rome sparked panic and excitement among holidaymakers. One excited tourist told Il Messaggero daily how "the lifeguard saw the shark's fin and sounded the alarm. He said the blue shark, which usually inhabits deep tropical waters, is not considered dangerous unless it feels threatened.

Shark Week without sharks is just Week

We kill 100 million sharks a year -- many of them just for their fins. If we keep this up, Shark Week is going to be just a whole lotta blue.

Yao Ming Wants to Wean China off Ivory and Shark Fins

BEIJING – Former NBA all-star center Yao Ming is now dishing out assists to much wilder targets. After retiring from the Houston Rockets in 2011, Yao returned to China and set out to end his homeland’s traditional appetite for endangered and threatened animal products. As an ambassador for international conservation organization WildAid, Yao has campaigned…

12 Shark-Tastic Moments from Discovery Channel's Shark Week Event

Hermosa Beach, Calif. — Getting into a nearly head-to-toe shark costume is tricky business Hands must find their way into their corresponding fin, the wearer's head must pop directly into the open slot in the shark's mouth, and on aShow More Summary

Love Bites When You're a Shark

Sharks have feelings too. Discovery's annual Shark Week returns Sunday, exposing you to a metric ton of information about our finned friends. From their eating habits to how they care for their young, you'll learn a lot about these giants of the sea. Show More Summary

Shark Week: How Discovery chooses titles like ‘Air Jaws: Fin of Fury’

As Shark Week begins Sunday, Aug. 10, so does viewers’ amazement at the titles of Discovery’s new specials. “We have brainstorm meetings for

Shark fin sales continue to decline in China

The market for shark fin soup is slowing down, but sharks are still in danger.

Shark Week: Inside two must-see ‘Air Jaws: Fin of Fury’ moments

Discovery’s 27th Annual Shark Week officially kicks off Sunday, Aug. 10 with the premiere of Air Jaws: Fin of Fury (8

Get Your Jaws On These 16 Stylin’ Shark Fin(d)s For Shark Week

Sharks are in style and they're perfect for all fish-ionistas who are gearing up for Shark Week 2014 this weekend! More » Get Your Jaws On These 16 Stylin’ Shark Fin(d)s For Shark Week is a post from TheGloss - Get the best women's beauty, make up, hairstyles tips. Get sex, dating advice, culture news and hot trends for women..

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Woot woot! 85% of Chinese say they've quit shark's fin soup, according to WildAid survey

3 weeks agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

More evidence that shark's fin soup could be on its last legs/flippers, 85% of Chinese consumers in four cities said they quit the exotic delicacy in the past three years, according to a survey by WildAid. [ more › ]

In China, Shark Fin Soup Is So 2010

Will Chinese President Xi Jinping’s campaign to save the Communist Party end up saving the shark? China’s consumption of shark fin soup is declining rapidly as the government’s anticorruption campaign discourages showy banquets.

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