The precise movements of a young hammerhead shark have been tracked for the first time and are published in the open access journal Animal Biotelemetry. The study, which ran over a 10-month period, reveals important gaps in current efforts to protect these endangered sharks and suggests key locations that should …
It’s important to understand shark populations as they continue to be harvested and as their numbers continue to decline. Now, scientists have announced that shark populations in the Mediterranean are highly divided, which may have important implications for conservation efforts…
Twenty-one species of shark and ray have received increased international protection, adding to recent victories for marine conservation. The sharks and rays were listed for protection under the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)…
As more and more carbon dioxide enters the atmosphere, the ocean is acidifying too quickly for sharks to keep up. For at least one species, the cost could be the vital sense of smell. Without its ability to detect the odors of prey, the smooth dogfish could be left high and …
A new study that examined the survival rates of 12 different shark species when captured as unintentional bycatch in commercial longline fishing operations found large differences in survival rates across the 12 species…
A marine expert has spoken of her horror after more than 70 sharks washed up dead on the Gower shoreline .
Hundreds of the world’s top marine scientists have called for Western Australia to ditch its shark cull policy, arguing there is no evidence that it makes beaches safer, a report said Friday…
The decaying carcasses of 65 sharks were found by the Coast Guard in an abandoned, mile-long gill net, adrift in the Gulf of Mexico off the south Texas coast…
Portuguese and Spanish fishing vessels have created a ‘wall of death’ of fishing lines, decimating Britain’s shark population. Lines 60 miles long and bristling with hooks have been laid across routes taken by sharks…
Greenland sharks joined the list of top Arctic predators that suffer under heavy loads of accumulated pollution in their bodies. Biologists already knew that polar bears, orcas (killer whales) and people build up dangerous levels of toxins from feeding at the top of the Arctic food chain.
Dozens of sharks have reportedly been caught since Western Australia’s “catch-and-kill” drum line program began two weeks ago…
A factory which processes around 600 whale sharks annually has been found in southern China, a conservation group said Monday, calling it the world’s biggest slaughterhouse for the endangered species…