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Good News! Portuguese Airline Bans Cruel Animal Shipments

TAP Portugal confirmed that it will no longer ship shark fins, hunting trophies or animals destined for laboratories after hearing from PETA. The post Good News! Portuguese Airline Bans Cruel Animal Shipments appeared first on PETA.

Bull Sharks

Watching two manatees in our condo complex boat channel this morning, my wife and I were startled by a large fish that partly surfaced near the sea wall, its prominent dorsal fin slicing through the calm water. I initially mistook it...Show More Summary

Yao Ming’s Efforts See Dramatic Drop in Shark Fin Consumption

The most popular and successful Chinese basketball player in the history of the NBA is using his influence and charm for the better, as over the last many years Yao Read More The post Yao Ming’s Efforts See Dramatic Drop in Shark Fin Consumption appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Freshwater sharks rediscovered in Papua New Guinea fish market after 50 years

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

During a recent research expedition to Papua New Guinea, an international team of scientists stumbled across some unusual shark fins and jaws in a fish market on the small island of Daru. Analysis confirmed that they belonged to Speartooth...Show More Summary

Faux Fin

2 months agoHumor / odd : Snopes

FACT CHECK: Does a video show a shark swimming down a flooded street after heavy rains in West Ocean City, Maryland?

Who Likes Heavy Metal? Sharks, That’s Who

It seems that nature’s most feared predators often mistake the vibrations in music for struggling fish, rockin out with their…uh…dorsal fin out.

'Bruna Stude: Shark Fin Soup' opens third art season at Alfstad& Contemporary

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Alfstad& Contemporary presents Bruna Stude: Shark Fin Soup, the inaugural show of its third season. In the work, the internationally recognized ocean photographer Bruna Stude invites viewers on a sublime journey under and through the...Show More Summary

Zendaya Leads a Stressful Life

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

In today’s Tweet Beat, Zendaya struggles, Neil deGrasse Tyson is truly brilliant and Aaron Paul feels passionately about shark fins. Read more...

Mountain Climbers Give a Tour of Their Stately 24-Square-Foot “Tenthouse” That Sits 20,000ft up Mount Meru

3 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Mountain climbers Jimmy Chin and Conrad Anker give a tour of their stately 24-square-foot “Tenthouse” as it sits 20,000 feet up the “Sharks Fin” route of Mount Meru in northern India. Chin and Anker’s climb to the peak of Meru is the subject of the documentary Meru. Chin also spoke to National Geographic about the exhibition […]

Curbing the shark fin trade is laudable. But it’s not enough to save the species.

3 months agoHealth : The Checkup

The Internet erupted with praise in August when United Parcel Service tweeted that it would stop shipping shark fins. But the decision — after a petition to the delivery giant garnered 178,000 signatures — addressed just one of many concerns about the ecologically vital but often threatened marine species.Read full article >>

New York is Cracking Down On Shark Fin Traffickers

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.

Scott Miller's Starting 9: Feeding Frenzy Devouring Managers, GMs

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

Meru - documentary about the attempt to scale an unclimbed mountain

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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

Bog snorkeling championship is the murkiest sport we've ever seen

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

New York Today: Enforcing a Ban

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Friday: The shark fin ban, sunny skies and Henry James’s dislikes.

View from a GoPro on a Hammerhead Shark Fin – Amazing

3 months agoTechnology / Internet : Crenk

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?

Living in a tent hanging from a cliff with a 4,000 foot drop

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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

UPS Finally Banned Shark Fins. What Now?

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

Lucky Seal Narrowly Escapes Jaws Of A Shark With Incredible Leap

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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...

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

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