Sharks

Sharks at Risk of Being Overfished in “Oceanic Hotspots”

Written by on February 3, 2016 in Marine Life, Sharks
Sharks at Risk of Being Overfished in “Oceanic Hotspots”

A new study found that many commercial fishing vessels target shark hotspots in the North Atlantic, putting sharks at risk of overfishing in these locations.

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SharkCam Offers New Insights into Shark Behavior

Written by on January 29, 2016 in Sharks, Technology
SharkCam Offers New Insights into Shark Behavior

Underwater camera provides researchers with the first observations of great white shark predatory behavior beneath the surface.

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Leopard Sharks Follow their Noses Home

Written by on January 14, 2016 in Marine Life, Sharks
Leopard Sharks Follow their Noses Home

Hunting was thought to be the main purpose of sharks’ magnified sense of smell, until researchers proposed that leopard sharks might use smell to navigate.

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102 Species Added to the Tree of Life

Written by on December 30, 2015 in Marine Life, Other Marine Life, Sharks
102 Species Added to the Tree of Life

In 2015, the California Academy of Sciences described 102 new species, many of which are found underwater.

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More Education in Recreational Fishing Community Leads to Better Shark Conservation

Written by on December 2, 2015 in Other News, Sharks
More Education in Recreational Fishing Community Leads to Better Shark Conservation

New research found that educating recreational anglers can help protect sharks.

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High CO2 Prevents Sharks from Smelling (and eating…)

Written by on November 18, 2015 in Marine Life, Sharks
High CO2 Prevents Sharks from Smelling (and eating…)

A recent study from the University of Adelaide found that sharks’ growth and hunting abilities will be “dramatically impacted” by climate change.

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Misunderstood Sharks

Written by on October 12, 2015 in Other News, Sharks
Misunderstood Sharks

They’re just trying to help.

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Want to Swim with Great Hammerhead Sharks?

Written by on September 25, 2015 in Marine Life, Sharks
Want to Swim with Great Hammerhead Sharks?

“These weeks are excellent for underwater photographers, videographers, and GoPro enthusiasts to get exceptional photos and video of these amazing animals.”

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It’s official, orcas are the toughest predators

Written by on September 14, 2015 in Marine Life, Sharks, Whales & Dolphins
It’s official, orcas are the toughest predators

Orcas win again.

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This surfer is committed to saving sharks – even though he lost his leg to one of them

Written by on August 24, 2015 in Other News, Sharks
This surfer is committed to saving sharks – even though he lost his leg to one   of them

This surfer is committed to saving sharks…even though he lost his leg to one of them. Check out #9 in Grist’s Oceans 15 series to learn more!

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