The Need for Conservation

The Need for Conservation

Looking down at the earth from above, most of what you see is blue. That’s because most of earth consists of oceans, seas, and other bodies of water. 97% of our planet’s water supply comes […]

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Why Sharks Attack

Why Sharks Attack

Ichthyology Ichthyology is the branch of zoology dealing with fishes. The Florida Museum of Natural History has an extensive shark research program that studies all things shark related from their worldwide numbers and distribution to biology, ecology, and […]

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Shark Sanctuaries

Shark Sanctuaries

As awareness grows about the misunderstanding of our sharks and just how much it is not in our best interest to see them disappear, an increasing number of shark sanctuaries are appearing. These are places […]

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Sharks In the News

Sharks In the News

Sharks regularly make the news. Usually it’s shark attacks that make people’s ears perk. Below are some links to news articles that are relevant to shark endangerment and conservation efforts. The Australian Marine Conservation Society […]

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Fishing for Fins

Fishing for Fins

Shark hunting and finning Shark hunting is not just done for food but also for the sport. Many fishermen love to mount that trophy and show it off. There has been an overwhelming worldwide increase […]

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Shark Fishing Regulations

Shark Fishing Regulations

The diminishing population of sharks is of great concern because of the importance they play in the entire ecosystem. There are regulations in place, but they need to be more strictly enforced, and there is […]

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Sharks: Friend or Foe

Sharks: Friend or Foe

Jaws When the movie Jaws came out in 1975 the fear of sharks soared. People were suddenly tiptoeing a little more timidly into the ocean’s waters or avoiding them altogether. No wonder! The movie was frightening as […]

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Most Endangered Sharks

Most Endangered Sharks

Sharks are found in all oceans of the world, but that could change. More than 100 of all species of sharks are currently facing risk of extinction. That equates to around one-fourth of the entire […]

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