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Scalloped hammerhead sharks are the first shark to be listed...

Scalloped hammerhead sharks are the first shark to be listed under the Endangered Species Act—let’s keep working! Though shark fins may fetch a high price, our planet is wealthier with these top predators alive and well in the ocean. Encourage your friends and families to choose sustainable seafood with our Seafood Watch app.

“I heard the shark coming before I saw it. Usually it’s pretty...

“I heard the shark coming before I saw it. Usually it’s pretty choppy out there but that day it was so calm you could hear the fin cutting through the water.” —Chuck Saltsman, Aquarium video producer, recalling a particularly memorable shark sighting while out at he Farallon Islands with our white shark researchers. Learn more about our white shark research

Meet the sandbar shark! This elegant elasmobranch, easily...

Meet the sandbar shark! This elegant elasmobranch, easily recognized by its distinctly large dorsal fin, can often be found scouting sandy or muddy near-coastal areas for fish and invertebrates to snack on. See if you can spot our resident sandbar shark on our Open Sea Cam.

Shark Finning Should Stop’: a Letter from the Next Generation

last monthArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

The Youth Education department at the Houston Museum of Natural Science received an unexpected letter last month from a concerned elementary school student named Octavia. She takes a stand against shark finning, an issue weighing heavily on the hearts of … Continue reading ?

How Recent Cruelty Prosecutions Prove Canada Needs to Pass Bill C-246

Bill C-246, the Modernizing Animal Protections Act, was recently introduced into Parliament. The act would prohibit shark finning, require textiles made from animals to be labelled, ban cat and dog fur, and clean up the animal cruelty provisions of the Criminal Code. Show More Summary

First look: Yat Bun Tong Dumpling House

last monthAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Who likes Chinese dumplings?  Do you prefer boiled dumplings (jiaozi), fried dumplings (guotie or gyoza), shark fins dumplings (yuchi shuijiao) or perhaps steamed Shanghai steamed bun (xiaolongbao)?  Actually the distinction doesn’t really matter so much because Yat Bun Tong has them all.  Plus a range of Cantonese, Shanghainese and even Beijing dishes. A selection of dishes [...]

Shark population threatened due to fin harvesting

A recent study shows that effective shark conservation in Indonesia only works when shark protection through no-fishing zones is combined with efforts to involve local communities in the management of their own fisheries and by providing alternatives to sustain their livelihoods.

Shark population threatened due to fin harvesting

The world's largest shark fin industry lies in the heart of the Coral Triangle, a region of the Indian and Pacific Oceans home to the world's most diverse coral reefs and known as the Amazon of the seas. This idyllic-sounding environment sustains an industry responsible for the deaths of over 3 million sharks a year. Show More Summary

Leaping Shark Slams Into Paddleboarder In Florida

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Our finned friends seem to be reclaiming the surf lineup -- one surfer at a time. Just two weeks after a dolphin leapt out of a barreling wave mere feet in front of a surfer in Australia, another marine animal crashed a Florida man's wave-riding session on Thursday. Show More Summary

White sharks don’t have fingerprints—but they do have unique scarring patterns on their dorsal...

White sharks don’t have fingerprints—but they do have unique scarring patterns on their dorsal fins, which our white shark researchers use to tell them apart. Sometimes they name sharks after familiar profiles they spot in the fin patterns. Show More Summary

TAG! You're it!

Our white shark researchers have wrapped up their most recent shark tagging and fin ID season with a record 117 sharks identified by their fins! White shark tagging and fin ID work in Northern California is a collaboration between the...Show More Summary

Cup Noodles’ New ‘Luxury’ Soup Flavors Include Shark Fin and Softshell Turtle

The company is rolling out two new soup flavors for the Japanese market: “Luxury Thickness Shark Fin Soup Flavor” and “Luxury Broth Softshell Turtle Soup Flavor.”

Shark grinning from fin to fin looks just like Bruce from 'Finding Nemo'

Humans are friends, not food. An friendly-faced shark had its picture take while sporting a very familiar grin. The toothy smile could be straight from the affable Australian shark Bruce in 2003's Finding Nemo. SEE ALSO: Teen goldfish...Show More Summary

FLASH Facts: King Shark

3 months agoHumor / odd : Badass Digest

Doesn’t wear a hat, still has a shark’s fin. Read more...

SLS Las Vegas serving shark fin soup for Chinese New Year Menu

SLS Las Vegas is a November 2015 addition to Starwood Hotels Tribute Portfolio. The day before sitting down in Northside Café for dinner at SLS Las Vegas last night, I’d read two pieces by Lucky of One Mile at a Time about Starwood Hotels...Show More Summary

Starwood’s Impressive Response Regarding Shark Fin Soup

Color me impressed. Earlier today I wrote about how the Sheraton Grand Taipei Hotel was violating Starwood's ban on shark fin soup. A reader reported the hotel's restaurant serving shark fin soup during the Chinese New Year celebrations. Show More Summary

Some Starwood Hotels Not Compliant With Shark Fin Ban?

I have a lot of respect for Starwood, and find them to be one of the most impressive brands when it comes to standing up for what they believe in, even when it's not popular. In 2014 Starwood announced that they will no longer procure shark fin in any of their hotels or restaurants around the world, without exception. Show More Summary

Dozens of baby blue sharks found strewn around Taiwanese beach with their fins severed off

3 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Last week, some ghastly pictures popped up from a beach in northwest Taiwan showing about 60 baby blue shark carcasses scattered around the shoreline, all missing their fins. [ more › ]

Human Street Shark Vin Diesel Shows Off Toy Street Sharks in Beautiful 1994 Video - Say hello to that round mound of pound.

4 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Have you ever known true passion? True joy? Watch this video of a leather-vest-and-shark-tooth-necklace-wearing Fin Vin Diesel showing off some Street Shark merchandise at a 1994 toy fair, and then judge if you have ever truly been swayed by such purity of intent, such unfaltering devotion.

Yes, That's A Real Model Posing Underwater With Sharks

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

With shark fin soup continuing to feed the practice of finning -- cutting off the animal's dorsal fin and throwing the rest of it back into the water to die --conservationists still have a lot of work to do. Theirs is a tough job. In...Show More Summary

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