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Sharks: feared predator in need of protection

Sharks may elicit less sympathy than elephants or rhinos, but experts say the feared predators are under increasing pressure from unmanaged commercial fishing and desperately in need of further protection.

dateOct 01, 2016 in Ecology
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Studying the biology of sharks in the wild

Typically, the only activity that concerns beachgoers when it comes to sharks is the sight of a dorsal fin slicing through the water's surface. But, for Kevin Weng, assistant professor of fisheries science at William & Mary's ...

dateSep 22, 2016 in Ecology
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Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific bans shark fin

Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific said Wednesday it will ban the carriage of shark fin on all its flights, a victory for conservationists concerned for endangered species of the predator.

dateJun 22, 2016 in Ecology
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Shark population threatened due to fin harvesting

The world's largest shark fin industry lies in the heart of the Coral Triangle, a region of the Indian and Pacific Oceans home to the world's most diverse coral reefs and known as the Amazon of the seas. This idyllic-sounding ...

dateApr 11, 2016 in Ecology
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New global strategy to save sharks and rays

A group of international conservation organizations launched a new strategy today to combat the decline of sharks and closely related rays, while warning that the rays are even more threatened and less protected than the ...

dateFeb 16, 2016 in Ecology
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