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 › ]
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.
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
Photographer Benjamin Von Wong wanted to find a way to make sharks seem more accessible, and to raise awareness about the plight of the animals, which are killed in the tens of millions each year for their fins—used to make shark fin soup. Show More Summary
Falling demand for shark fins means that prices are plummeting
The next time you have a hankering for shark fin soup, you won’t be able to order it through GrubHub or any of its other mobile food ordering platforms: the company says it won’t allow restaurants to sell shark fin menu items any longer. GrubHub announced the decision along with advocacy group Oceana in a press release that notes that …
Behold, the fearsome line graph of Donald Trump’s television mentions over the past seven days. Notice its shape – that of a Great White Shark’s dorsal fin, swimming into the past. The graph below was created by the GDELT Project, using Internet Archive data (the Archive has been quietly sucking up every second of American TV since the year 2000...)
Right now sharks at risk of extinction are being killed for their fins. Rainforests that provide homes to critically endangered tigers are being slashed to make way for oil palm plantations. And at-risk elephants are being poached to...Show More Summary
Marine species are featured prominently in Louie Psihoyos' latest documentary, from tiny organisms whose shells are dissolving as a result of acidifying ocean water, to large whale sharks caught for their fins, meat and oil.
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.
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
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.
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
FACT CHECK: Does a video show a shark swimming down a flooded street after heavy rains in West Ocean City, Maryland?
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.
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
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 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 […]
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 >>
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.