Why Sharks Should be ‘Cherished’ and New Atlantic Research

Written by on May 26, 2013 in Marine Life, Sharks

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CNN Explains: Shark attacks

An average of five to eight humans are killed by sharks annually, but humans kill up to 100 million sharks every year. Philippe Cousteau, CNN Special Correspondent and Ocean Conservancy Board Member explains more about shark attacks and dispels some of the myths associated with human-shark interactions. “Sharks should not be feared,” Cousteau explains, “they should be cherished.” Watch the following video to learn more.

EU, US & Canada Launch Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance in Galway

Canada, The European Union and The United States agreed on Friday to collaborate on Atlantic Ocean research. The Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance is designed to gather more knowledge about the Atlantic Ocean and to promote the sustainable use of its resources. Some of the future projects for the Alliance include mapping the sea floor, identifying research goals and ocean literacy and awareness initiatives.

Top 10 Takeaways from the National Fish Summit

Pew Environment Group summarizes the recent Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries Conference held this month in Washington. Some of the most important points include overfishing, ecosystem-based management, the importance of forage fish, the power of cooperative research and much more.

Great white shark.

Great white shark. Photo credit: Ken Bondy via photopin cc

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About the Author

About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of MarineScienceToday.com. She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .


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