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SHARKSCHOOL™ Special - Fiji

2016-03-17 19:51
by Erich Ritter

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Dubai launches world’s first breeding program for endangered sandtiger sharks

2015-09-17 22:20
by Erich Ritter

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo has initiated an assisted breeding program for the species. Sperm from male sharks will be frozen in liquid nitrogen at - 196 ºC until it is required to inseminate a female shark. The sandtiger sharks are listed as “vulnerable” on the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species and could become extinct in 30 years.

The waters around Bonaire and Saba will become shark sanctuaries

2015-09-17 22:20
by Erich Ritter

The declaration came in response to official letters written in the early 2015 by the governors of the two islands in support of shark protection in their waters. “The reserves will teach us more about the important role sharks play in the marine ecosystem,” Dijksma, the Dutch State Secretary for Economic Affairs, said. “This knowledge will contribute to the better protection of sharks.”

Beached white shark dragged out to sea by beachgoers in Cape Cod

2015-09-17 22:19
by Erich Ritter

A 4 m white shark beached itself on Whitecrest beach in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, and was suffocating on the sand. Helpers doused it with waters, and dug a trench around the shark which extended out to sea. Dozens helped pulling the shark (estimaterd to be around 900 kg) back into the water. However, despite their best efforts, the shark diet shortly after.

Illegal shark fishing in the Caymans

2015-09-10 04:18
by Erich Ritter

Although sharks are protected in the Cayman waters as a “no-take” species, fishermen are continuing to illegally catch and kill them. The ‘National Conservation Law’ protecting these sharks went into effect this year on Earth Day, April 22. The main shark species found closer to the islands are lemon sharks, Caribbean reef sharks and nurse sharks; further out tigers, great hammerheads, silkies and oceanic whitetips are targeted.