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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...
greenland shark

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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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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Study says Marine Protected Areas can benefit large sharks

Dr. Hammerschlag’s lab at the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science just published new findings that suggest the expansion of protected areas into U.S. federal waters would safeguard 100% of core home range areas used by three species of...
great hammerhead shark

Hammerhead pitstop « Save Our Seas Foundation

We recently came across this article written by Tristan Guttridge at the Bimini Biological Field Station explaining how some of the tagging takes place with the Great Hammerheads in Bimini, Bahamas. Bimini is undoubtedly the best place to encounter the Great Hammerhead Sharks and...