A large Vietnamese ship containing two tons of drying shark fins or more was sunk by the Indonesian government. The ship had been illegally collecting a tremendous number of sharks … [Read full article]
What does a shark actually see from its perspective? How does it spend its time, where/why does it travel, and how does it eat? Well, we now have a better … [Read full article]
A diver in California’s kelp forest. A new study will explore possible radioactive contamination from the 2011 Fukushima meltdowns (Wikimedia Commons/Ed Bierman). Biology professor Steven L. Manley of California State … [Read full article]
A great white shark was filmed near Boothbay Harbor, Maine. It was feeding on a minke whale carcass and looking noticeably pedestrian. This is an important point because so much … [Read full article]
A man living in the Nantucket area caught a shark while fishing and spent about 45 minutes wrestling with it. He said he enjoys catching them in this manner and … [Read full article]
Sharknado is not must-see TV, unless you are drawn for the unintended humor, ala Manos. In other words, it’s so stupid, it’s laughable. Or you could say comically bad. The … [Read full article]
Many species of shark and ray have taken major hits from human over-hunting (e.g., “finning” and sport-killing) as well as marine environment changes brought about by climate change impacts … [Read full article]
Here are some top activism stories of the past day or so. Check ’em out
OK, this video of a baby chimp feeding a tiger cub is too cute. Check it out and hear the cute story of how this care-taking came about…
Here are some top animal stories of the week (other than what we’ve covered already). Feel free to drop more stories or videos in the comments below if you have them.
26-73 million sharks are killed every year out of ephemeral desire for their fins! But the good news: governments around the world have taken action to stop people from killing sharks for their fins.
In concluding the International Year of Biodiversity, the good news is that manatees are still with us, the bad news is that manatee deaths in U.S. waters continue to climb. … [Read full article]
We’ve got some good news this week regarding sharks. The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives just passed the Shark Conservation Act (apt timing considering our last 10 Friday Photos post was … [Read full article]