shark conservation

Phillip, a female Galapagos shark, in the foreground. Photo credit: Michael O'Ross. Conditions were near perfect, with minimal
For many fishermen on the island of Lombok in Indonesia, catching sharks and other marine life is their only way of making
We might actually have more to fear in these horrifying creatures than any mega-sized terror on a Shark Week special.
Until then, don't forget that as terrified of sharks as we are, they face far more danger from us. Check out the infographic
Why are sharks so misunderstood? And why are they so important? Sharks are misunderstood like no other creature, to the point
Shark fin exports to Hong Kong represent about half of the global shark fin trade, Quartz reports, adding that the city is
If this 1.3 metric ton poison drop is allowed to move forward, thousands of wild animals will be inhumanely poisoned, and in turn, those killed become a poisoned food source for other animals.
Bello concurred. "It might not be easy. There's a big fishery and many fishermen, but we need to agree on one thing: The
In a 2009 report, the International Union for Conservation of Nature noted that one-third of open ocean sharks are threatened
If one third of the delegates vote to reopen the debate, the shark proposal could go belly-up. Why might that happen?
The year 2011 saw a reported 12 shark deaths worldwide, the most since 1993, according to National Geographic. A report released
In the video (above), a man identified as Terry Doyle, a conservationist, speculated that the shark must have been sick to
A little more than one year ago, photographer Terry Goss dove into the choppy water off the coast of Rhode Island to swim with blue and mako sharks. What he found beneath the opaque surface of the ocean was clear evidence that the sharks he encountered there were suffering.
All who care about the health of the world's oceans need to take a stand in protecting sharks: refuse to eat shark fins and call on governments and businesses to end the trade in fins.
On Sunday, May 27, they were having plenty of luck. Something snagged the other end of the 75-foot (23-meter) line, and Hammerschlag
Sharks are critical to marine health, yet their numbers are in decline. But this year, leaders from around the globe worked together to protect sharks like never before.
According to a new report, less than 1% of the highly migratory sharks reported caught in the Atlantic Ocean are protected from overfishing. That's a heck of a lot of neglected sharks.
Marine sanctuaries are wonderful places, but enforcement is key to keep out the illegal fishermen who aim to capitalize on the wealth of fish and sharks that make these areas so special.