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The shark sessions

Books & Media |  The Shark Sessions by Ila France Porcher, published by Tate Publishing is now available online for sale.

Cognition in Sharks

X-Ray Magazine article |  
A difficulty in obtaining information about wild animal behaviour is that detailed observations of different individuals is necessary over long periods of time, and this is especially hard to achieve with sharks. But in the shallow lagoons of French Polynesia, such observation was possible without the encumbrance of scuba gear, and without the problem of the shark disappearing into the depths.
60 - May 2014 | Cognition in Sharks

Chinese demand for shark fin plummets

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The volume of shark fin products imported into Hong Kong in 2013 has dropped by 35% says WWF. Exports of processed shark fins out of Hong Kong has also decreased dramatically

Are tourists disturbing white sharks off California?

Article with video |  
Over the next five years NOAA will study potential disturbances to white sharks due to research and tourism in Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

Nurse Shark Birth Caught on Film

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Dying Shark Rescued

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WA: Tiger shark cut up and left to die

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Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott, and environment minister, Greg Hunt, have come under fire in recent weeks for their apparent lack of concern for the environment and have faced calls for a redress of the shark kill policy.

The Basking Shark

X-Ray Magazine article |  
First scientifically described by Gunnerus in 1765 from a specimen in Norway, there is an earlier published reference to the shark in 1739 in Ireland.
59 - Mar 2014 | The Basking Shark

One Quarter of Sharks and Rays Face Extinction

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A new study has found that one-quarter of all known species of sharks and rays are threatened with extinction.

Great white sharks can live 70 years or more

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Scientists analyzed the radiocarbon from the vertebrae of four female and four male great white sharks that were captured in the Atlantic Ocean from 1967 to 2010.

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