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July, 2008

  • 29 July

    Rare Shark Stolen From Garden Aquarium

    Marble Shark

    (From guardian.co.uk)- A live shark was stolen from a garden aquarium in Hampshire over the weekend. The rare marble shark – one half of the only breeding pair in the UK – was taken from a brick outbuilding in Farnborough on July 26. “The victim is desperate for the fish …

  • 28 July

    Agency Seeking Input For Shark Catch Limits

    From Wikipedia

    (From stories.thefacts.com)- With the numbers of blacknose sharks declining, National Marine Fisheries Service officials will hear public comment Wednesday night in Freeport on the possibility of placing a ban on catching the shark. 2007 assessment showed blacknose sharks, which are found in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf Coast waters, have …

  • 27 July

    Shark Angels Premieres in South Africa

    From SHARK ANGELS

    (From deeperblue.net)- The highly anticipated short documentary, aiming to shift the public”s view of sharks and focus much needed attention on their conservation, will premiere in Durban, South Africa at the Wavescapes/IFC Film Festival on July 31st. Join three exceptional young women – Julie Andersen, founder of Shark Savers, Alison …

  • 26 July

    Shark Week Swims Closer

    Image from Oceana

    Just in time for Discovery Channel”s Shark Week, July 27 to Aug. 2, today we released a report revealing that as shark populations decline, the oceans suffer unpredictable and devastating consequences. The week of popular shark programming is a blessing and a curse for shark conservation — our maligned friends …

  • 25 July

    Sharks Essential to Healthy Oceans

    Photo: Istock

    (From thedailygreen.com)- Oceana released a report today that concludes sharks are essential in maintaining healthy ocean ecosystems. While sharks still have the reputation of hungry human hunters, they now represent the largest group of threatened marine species on the World Conservation Union”s Red List of threatened species, according to the …

  • 25 July

    Is The World’s Largest Shark Shrinking?

    From dsc.discovery.com

    (From dsc.discovery.com) – Humans have over-exploited the whale shark — the world”s largest living fish — to such a degree that the ocean giants are actually shrinking in size, according to new research. Fitzpatrick and his colleagues not only detected the population drop at the reef, but they also discovered …

  • 25 July

    Shark Count To Begin Off Cornwall Coast

    From telegraph.co.uk- JOHN ROBERTSON

    (From telegraph.co.uk)- Basking shark sightings are to be logged by volunteers in a survey that aims to find out more about the world”s second largest fish.The Seaquest Basking Shark project is taking place at two locations off the Cornwall coast and aims to collect information and raise public awareness of …

  • 24 July

    Shark Population Declining due To Long Line Fishing

    White Shark

    (From miadhu.com.mv) – Maldives Fishermen Union has revealed that the decline in the shark and dolphin population in Maldives waters is due to the increase in long line fisheries activities. This was revealed in a letter sent to fisheries and agriculture minister Hussain Hilmy by the Fishermen Union. According to …

  • 23 July

    Taiwan Restaurant To Cut Down Serving Shark’s Fin After Protests

    Shark fin soup off menu

    (From monstersandcritics.com)Taipei – Taiwan”s most exclusive restaurant on Wednesday gave in to protests from US and Taiwanese conservation groups and agreed to remove serving shark”s fin from its banquet menus. However, the Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan (EAST) demands the restaurant remove shark”s fin completely, not just from a …

  • 20 July

    Shark tourney sails into tempest

    Hilary Russ/Cape Cod Times

    (From capecodonline.com)- A national animal rights group has taken a bite out of the annual Oak Bluffs Monster Shark Tournament scheduled to begin today, but organizer Steven James said attacks on the event lack teeth.In May, the tournament lost its spot at Sunset Park and was denied a liquor license …