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Shark Diving Tourism in Malaysia – Publication

Shark-diving tourism as a financing mechanism for shark conservation strategies in Malaysia As seen in many other instances, this new publication serves to identify the monetary value of sharks to a local community through tourism.  Studies like these were instrumental in many...
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Shark Vision: Do Sharks have Good Eyesight?

Here’s the next segment on our Shark Senses Series.  If you missed the first article, click here.  Shark vision has always seemed to be a bit of a mystery. We often hear about the mistaken identity argument related to shark-human interactions and that leads many to believe...
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Shark Senses – How Do Sharks Hunt Their Prey?

Perfectly evolved over 500 million years and surviving 5 mass extinction events, sharks are true super predators. So how do they do it? What’s senses come in to play as sharks hone in on their prey? Here’s a quick look at each of the shark senses, and how each help...
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Tiger Shark – Longest tagged tiger still reporting

Now transmitting for more that 1,240 days, “Andy” is the longest reporting tiger shark ever tagged.  Back in 2014, researchers from Nova Southeastern University’s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) tagged the male tiger shark off the island of Bermuda.  Over the...
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Texas fisherman reels in enormous shark 10 years after it’s tagged

A Texas fisherman recently reeled in a massive 11-foot tiger shark with an attached research tag, leading to what may be the biggest coincidence in shark-catching history. Although we could do without the beached/hooked shark images, there’s certainly interesting...
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Shark Fight: Scientists Complain about Rival Great White Tagging

Read the full story here: Shark Fight: Scientists Complain about Rival Great White Tagging
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Shark Fins & Meat Contain High Levels of Neurotoxins

In a new study, University of Miami (UM) scientists found high concentrations of toxins linked to neurodegenerative diseases in the fins and muscles of 10 species of sharks. The research team suggests that restricting consumption of sharks can have positive health benefits for...
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400-year-old Greenland shark ‘longest-living vertebrate’

Amazing new research was just published this month (August 2016) in Science titled Eye lens radiocarbon reveals centuries of longevity in the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus).   The team believes the animals only reach sexual maturity when they are 4m-long. And with this...
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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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Don’t bite the hand that feeds

The team and UM published an article in March 2012 called Don’t bite the hand that feeds: assessing ecological impacts of provisioning ecotourism on an apex marine predator. The article represents a strong scientific look at the the potential impacts of “shark...
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