Stop Shark Finning – an European Citizens’ Initiative[1] — LifeLover

Imagine you are caught, your arms and legs are cut off, whereupon you, mutilated in this way, are abandoned in a place where you perish miserably. All of this happens with full awareness. A horror show that comes from a particularly macabre thriller? Not at all. Because this is what happens to around 273 million […]

Stop Finning – an European Citizens’ Initiative[1] — LifeLover

Expedition on the Saba Bank to Enhance Tiger Shark Protection — Repeating Islands

DCNA Nature reports on ongoing research to enhance tiger shark protection. Starting August 1, 2021 a team of researchers will spend a week on the Saba Bank investigating the life-cycle of tiger sharks. Researchers will investigate the migration routes, where and when tiger sharks breed so they can protect them better within the Dutch Caribbean’s […]

Expedition on the Saba Bank to Enhance Tiger Shark Protection — Repeating Islands

Ground-breaking Shark Research Conducted in St. Maarten — Repeating Islands

DCNA Nature reports on valuable research on sharks that has been taking place in the Dutch Caribbean. The research focused on tiger sharks, nurse sharks, and the endangered Caribbean reef sharks along the Saba Bank. During the week of April 11, 2021, members from the Nature Foundation St. Maarten, the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA), […]

Ground-breaking Shark Research Conducted in St. Maarten — Repeating Islands

Shortfin mako: the world’s fastest shark is speeding towards extinction — The Ocean: Explained

The shortfin mako shark is found almost worldwide and is currently listed as “Endangered”. They are apex predators, and it is thought that their removal from the ocean could cause ecosystem collapse, and it is essential to establish a stable, worldwide population. Overfishing is the main threat to makos, either as a target species or bycatch.

Shortfin mako: the world’s fastest shark is speeding towards extinction — The Ocean: Explained

Ground-breaking Shark Research Conducted in St. Maarten — Repeating Islands

DCNA Nature reports on valuable research on sharks that has been taking place in the Dutch Caribbean. The research focused on tiger sharks, nurse sharks, and the endangered Caribbean reef sharks along the Saba Bank. During the week of April 11, 2021, members from the Nature Foundation St. Maarten, the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA), […]

Ground-breaking Shark Research Conducted in St. Maarten — Repeating Islands

Sharks almost gone from many reefs around the world — Nya Sustainability

A massive global study of the world’s reefs has found sharks are ‘functionally extinct’ on nearly one in five of the reefs surveyed. Professor Colin Simpfendorfer from James Cook University in Australia was one of the scientists who took part in the study, published today in Nature by the Global FinPrint organisation. He said of the 371 […]

Sharks almost gone from many reefs around the world — Nya Sustainability

Megalodon’s hugeness was ‘off-the-scale’ — even for a shark — Nya Sustainability

Megalodon was the most massive shark that ever lived, and its gargantuan girth was highly unusual even among sharks, scientists recently discovered.  In fact, Megalodon’s gigantism — it’s estimated to have measured up to 50 feet (15 meters) in length, about as long as a bowling lane — was “off-the-scale,” researchers wrote in a new study. […]

Megalodon’s hugeness was ‘off-the-scale’ — even for a shark — Nya Sustainability

World’s fastest shark speeding toward extinction — Nya Sustainability

The world’s fastest shark may be swimming towards disaster after a major fisheries body failed to address continued overfishing of the highly vulnerable species, conservationists have warned. The shortfin mako – which can reach speeds of up to 43mph – is fished worldwide but is not subject to any international fishing quotas. It is considered exceptionally vulnerable […]

World’s fastest shark speeding toward extinction — Nya Sustainability

Australian seafood consumers urged to stop buying flake to protect sharks. — World Animals Voice

photo of the Sydney Fish Market. The Australian Marine Conservation Society aims to make people more aware of the need for shark conservation. Photograph: Dean Lewins/AAP Australian seafood consumers urged to stop buying flake to protect sharks | Australia news | The Guardian Australian seafood consumers urged to stop buying flake to protect sharks A new […]

Australian seafood consumers urged to stop buying flake to protect sharks. — World Animals Voice

EU and US block plans to protect world’s fastest shark. — World Animals Voice

EU and US block plans to protect world’s fastest shark The population of shortfin mako, mainly caught as bycatch but also prized by sports fishermen, is facing an alarming decline   The mako shark population could take five decades to recover even if fishing were to stop immediately. Photograph: Nature Picture Library/Alamy Conservationists accused the EU […]

EU and US block plans to protect world’s fastest shark. — World Animals Voice