News file for: Sharks
The 46,000 square kilometer sanctuary is the first to be established in the Coral Triangle, and also provides protection to dugongs, whales, turtles, and dolphins.
Embryonic sharks can sense danger and avoid being detected by predators by staying still, says a new study.
In a series of photos that have gone viral on the Internet, nearly 20,000 shark fins are shown being laid out to dry on a rooftop in the Kennedy Town district of Hong Kong.
Researchers in Australia have shown that carpet sharks are probably completely color blind.
A new Pew report updates the status of shark conservation, but dissenting voices claim the human threat to sharks is exaggerated.
In what could be a turning tide for the global shark conservation effort, China’s State Council has declared that within one to three years it will stop serving shark fin soup at official receptions.
Craving a bowl of shark fin soup? Think again. Miami researchers have found high concentrations of the neurotoxin BMAA – linked to Alzheimer’s disease – in shark fins.
Philippine Senator Loren Legarda has called for a new law that prohibits the catching of sharks in Philippine waters.
A short documentary released this month by the Hong Kong Shark Foundation describes the turning tide against shark fin soup, a traditional Chinese dish that is popular in Asia.
Happy Chinese New Year! Consumers are urged to be especially vigilant in the lead up to Chinese New Year to minimize their consumption of threatened wildlife species.