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Guinea seizes shark fins from Chinese ships

Guinea has seized a haul of shark fins and carcasses from Chinese ships fishing illegally off the coast of the west African country and fined the owners.

Shark Fins Found Aboard Chinese Vessels

Shark fins have been discovered on two Chinese fishing vessels during a joint surveillance conducted by Greenpeace and Guinean fishery authorities. One of the vessels also had illegally altered fishing nets on board, while a third Chinese vessel…

Sharknado 5 Premiere Date and More From Syfy

Fin, April and the sharks are back this summer! The post Sharknado 5 Premiere Date and More From Syfy appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

This week, lawmakers introduced a swirl of major reforms to help animals, taxpayers

Sens. Shelley Capito, R-W.V., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., have introduced legislation to fortify the laws against shark finning by banning any sale of shark fins in the United States. Photo by Ricardo Azoury/ostock A few years ago, a group...Show More Summary

2016 Golden Pitons: Lifetime Achievement

While the general public first became acquainted with Conrad Anker through his climb of the Shark's Fin in the film Meru, Anker has been a force in alpine climbing for over two decades, with some of his recent climbs being among his most impressive.Anker’s groundbreaking career runs back into the... Continue reading

Bill aims to take shark fins off the menu in United States

It’s been four years since California’s ban on the purchase and possession of shark fins went into effect. And yet, more than 60 tons of shark fins arrive at the Port of Los Angeles each year, bound for chefs and grocers in states where sales of the Asian delicacy remain unfettered. Rep. Ed Royce...

Massive Hong Kong shark fin seizure as ban flouted

Hong Kong authorities have seized more than a tonne of shark fins as activists warn traders are sneaking the sought-after delicacy into the city by mislabelling shipments to get around bans by major transporters.

Red Bull hopes 'shark fin' removed for 2018

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says he hopes Formula 1 can agree to outlaw the 'shark fin' for 2018, after the aerodynamic…

Motor racing-Horner says new F1 cars let down by "shark fins"

BARCELONA, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Formula One has put aerodynamics before aesthetics, with the new-look 2017 cars let down by "shark fins" resulting from a change in the rules, according to Red Bull team principal Christian Horner.

Mercedes debuts 'shark fin' during testing

Mercedes debuted a 'shark fin' on its W08 during the afternoon of the opening day of pre-season testing at the Circuit de…

Image recognition software for sharks tells them apart by their fins

A shark's fin is like its fingerprint, with each animal having its own unique patterns and scars.

Software lets researchers keep their sharks straight

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Given that they don't have fingerprints, how do you tell one great white shark from another? The answer lies in the trailing edge of the dorsal fin, which has a pattern that's unique to each animal. This still means, however, that biologists have to manually compare fin photos in order to see which shark is which. Show More Summary

Taiwanese woman sentenced for shark-fin haul in Costa Rica

A Costa Rican court has sentenced a Taiwanese business owner to prison over a fishing haul of illegally hacked-off shark fins destined for sale abroad, officials and environmentalists said Thursday. The businesswoman, identified by her last name of Tseng, was ordered to spend six months behind bars. Show More Summary

Ghoulish New Ghost Shark Species Discovered

Field Notes What has buck teeth and fins, and wouldn’t be out of place in a child’s nightmare? A recently discovered ghost shark species…

'Engergizer Bunny' Shark travels 13,000 miles in two years

The discovery was made by researchers at Florida's Nova Southeastern University, who tagged and tracked the finned creature from May 2015.

Air China Makes History With Shark Fin Ban

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

In what has been hailed as a far-reaching victory for global shark conservation, Air China has become the first airline in mainland China to ban shark fin cargo on its flights. The airline, which is headquartered in Beijing, announced...Show More Summary

China’s ivory ban is great, now for shark fins and tiger bone

Beijing's ban on ivory is very welcome and could save the African elephant, but it must do the same for rhinos, pangolins and more, says Richard Schiffman

Origins of Elusive 'Ghost Shark' Revealed

A 280-million-year-old skull of a so-called ghost shark has helped researchers determine exactly how chimaeras — mysterious, mostly deep-sea fish with wing-like fins and pointy snouts — are related to sharks, a new study finds.

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