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November, 2014

  • 27 November

    Endangered hammerhead shark found migrating into unprotected waters

    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 …

  • 14 November

    Catsharks may be more vulnerable to overfishing than previously thought

    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…

  • 13 November

    Historic advances in international shark and ray conservation

    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)…

September, 2014

  • 11 September

    Climate change could leave sharks unable to hunt

    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 …

July, 2014

May, 2014

  • 6 May

    ‘Wall of Death’ Decimates Britain’s Sharks

    'Wall of Death' Decimates Britain's Sharks

    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…

April, 2014

  • 15 April

    Sharks contain more pollutants than polar bears

    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.

February, 2014