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 has issued a petition to end Western Australia’s catch-and-kill shark policy. Radio Australia has an article where you can learn more about this policy as well as a large protest that was recently held in regard to it.
- Killers on the Loose: How Australia Ignores Science to Cull Vulnerable Sharks
- Look Beyond Shark Week to Find the Ocean’s Most Fascinating Life
- Elephant Shark Takes Record for Slowest Evolution
- Tiger Shark Tracking Exposes Flaws in Conservation Efforts
- After Shark Attack Kills Surfers in Australia, the Government Is Killing Sharks
- Shark Species Thought to Be Extinct Found in Fish Market (Slide Show)
For more interesting and informative articles, check out the Underwater Times Shark News Archive
“For every human killed by a shark, humans kill 2 million sharks.”
Sieswerda, Paul L. 2002. Sharks. New York: Benchmark Books