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What Causes Shark Attacks?

A recent spate of shark attacks in North Carolina has put millions of beach-goers on edge. But shouldn't sharks be the ones that are terrified of people? Consider this: On average, sharks att…

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9 Ways You Can Help Save Sharks Today

Sharks need your help. Researchers guess that humans kill between twenty and thirty million sharks every year. Other studies suggest an even higher number: 100 million. Though sharks have survived …

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9 Reasons Why We Need Sharks

Sharks are good. In fact, life in the oceans and even on earth would not be nearly so productive if it weren't for sharks. Shark attacks generate sensational headlines and provoke the irrational ur…

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Sick of Phony Shark Films? Watch These Instead.

Discovery channel's Shark Week has come under fire that last few years for their sensationalist shark coverage. Chris Palmer, an award winning documentary filmmaker and the author of Confessions of…

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Shark-Fin Soup Banned At China’s State Banquets

China has banned shark-fin soup from official government banquets and receptions, according to a report from the state-run Xinhua news agency, part of a crackdown on political extravagance that also c…

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Costa Rica Fully Bans Shark Fin Trade

Under existing legislation, shark finning itself had been banned in Costa Rica, but under a new executive order issued by President Laura Chinchilla, loopholes allowing the transport and import of s…

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Should Sharks Swimming Near Popular Beaches Be Killed?

The Australian state of Western Australia has approved an unprecedented set of new measures aimed at protecting beachgoers from sharks after six attacks were recorded in the state this year alone, r…

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Man Lost at Sea for 15 Weeks Saved by… a Shark?

Usually, a shark fin circling your boat is the last thing you want to see when you've become lost at sea. But according to one man, who had been aimlessly set adrift for 15 weeks, it was a shark -- …

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Sharks Learn New Skills From More Successful Sharks

By Mat McDermott, TreeHugger Perhaps this should be obvious, intuitive... Some really interesting research on sharks' ability to learn new skills is being highlighted by BBC News. Scientists from …

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10 Amazing but Endangered Shark Species (Slideshow)

By Michael Graham Richard, TreeHugger There are around 440 known species of sharks! There are many iconic species of sharks - the Great White in the film Jaws was burned into popular culture, f…

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