Dead baby sharks have been found mutilated and lined up in rows along the rock wall of a popular headland near the Queensland border of NSW.
It was a heart-wrenching Chinese New Year celebration for Sabah’s shark conservationist Adderick Chong as pictures of the slaughter of oceanic manta ray emerged after a lull from the diving havens of Pulau Mabul.
World first genetic analysis of the white shark population in Australasian waters shows the numbers of the threatened species are lower than scientists thought.
Police authorities and residents of Michoacán, Mexico, were in for a surprise when they found carcasses of 300 sharks by a roadside in the state, 150 miles away from the sea.
A major international collaboration led by the University of Southampton could help global efforts to overturn recent declines in the world’s shark population by providing greater insight into the feeding habits of the world’s most misunderstood fish.
The study is the first field evidence of body shape changes in fish due to human-driven shark declines from overfishing. These findings shed new light on the cascading effects the loss of the ocean’s top predators is having on marine ecosystems.
During the first five weeks of the Second NSW North Coast Shark Meshing Trial (period ending 31 December 2017) 53 non-target marine creatures were caught but 24 of them died.
In recent years Hong Kong has witnessed a significant growth in public awareness of this threat to sharks. An increasing number of people are taking shark fin soup off their banquet menus.
A fourth frozen thresher shark was discovered New Year’s Eve in the ice pack off Wellfleet, but extreme high tides and unstable ice conditions were keeping shark researchers from getting to the carcass.
Three sharks found on the shores of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, this week likely died of “cold shock” as frigid winter temperatures hit the East Coast, according to shark experts.
On Friday, an Ecuadorian fishing vessel was caught transporting sharks and other protected species in the Galapagos Marine Reserve. Its 23 crew members and eight minor fiberglass vessels were apprehended by the Galapagos National Park rangers and Ecuadorian Navy for illegal possession and transport of protected species.
Iranian officials say they have found hundreds of dead sharks with their fins sawed off on an island in the Persian Gulf.