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New Shark Sanctuaries announced in the Caribbean

Exciting news this week as four new shark sanctuaries were announced for the Caribbean!  Both St. Maarten and the Cayman Islands decided to completely close their exclusive economic zones to commercial shark fishing.  The islands of Curacao and Grenada have also announced that...
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Human Trash Reached The Deepest Part Of The Ocean

For now, scientists plan to continue to study and observe the impact of these chemicals on deep sea life. But just because our waste has landed in a place we will never see doesn’t mean we should ignore the problem. Source: Humans Reached The Deepest Part Of The Ocean, But Not...
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Pew Commends Broad Global Support for Proposed Shark and Ray Protections

According to PEW’s website, silky sharks, bigeye thresher sharks, common thresher sharks, and pelagic thresher sharks are particularly vulnerable throughout their habitat. Whether it’s from targeted shark fisheries, by-catch, or the extreme levels of...
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Beheaded shark found in fishing cooler – Miami man arrested

A Monroe County sheriff’s deputy found this gutted and beheaded shark in a Miami man’s fishing cooler. The man was arrested and charged with a second-degree misdemeanor. The shark was reportedly a bonnethead shark, the smallest member of the hammerhead shark genus (Sphyrna...
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Oceanic Whitetip Shark tagging at Cat Island

The folks over at the Cape Eleuthera Institute have just wrapped up their 2016 Oceanic Whitetip Shark tagging program. This concludes their sixth year of the program which has now caught and tagged nearly 60 individual whitetips in the waters surrounding Cat Island. The goals of...
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Two Men Plead Guilty to Federal Shark Violations

Agents found 11 whole sharks located on the deck and a hidden compartment in the bow of the vessel that contained 12 large sacks of shark fins totaling 2,073 fins.  The bodies of the fins found in the sacks were not found on the vessel. These two men were arrested back in 2012...
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Viral photos of decapitated shark prompt state investigation

Authorities are seeking any information that can help lead them to the people who committed this crime. Although this was initially reported to have occurred at Newport Beach pier, investigators cannot be certain this image was even from California. Viral photographs o...
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New Study examines the effects of catch-and-release fishing on sharks | The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami

It’s well known that sport fishing for sharks represents a minor threat to their preservation when compared to the commercial fishing efforts. This study by the folks at UM does make some interesting findings, and again seems to ignite concern of the idea of sport fishing...
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Rare Shark Performs “Virgin Births”—First Known in The Wild

The Smalltooth Sawfish is considered one of the world’s most endangered species! These sharks can grow to a length of 20 feet. It is estimated that their population numbers are down to less than 5% of what it had been before the European settlement in the US. The endangered...
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New Galápagos Sanctuary Has World’s Highest Abundance of Sharks

Exciting news out of Ecuador! The Galapagos Islands will now have some protection against fishing. Upon creation of the sanctuary, Correa said, “The Galápagos Islands have extraordinary ecological value, and also economic value. The government of Ecuador supports the creation of...