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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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5 Shocking At-Risk Species Still on U.S. Menus

By Emily Sohn, Discovery Channel Even if you read educational materials at zoos and donate money to conservation organizations, your eating habits may be unintentionally undermining the threatene…

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Status of the Shark (Infographic)

In honor of Shark Week, Discovery Channel has released a new infographic on the current status of sharks around the world, focused on the threats they face from fishing. Check it out below! Court…

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Shark Attack Survivors Fight Finning

By Jennifer Mishler, Ecorazzi Every year, as many as 100 million sharks are killed by humans (the numbers reported range from 73 million to 100 million). As the Florida Museum of Natural History’s …

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Animals Acting Like Sharks Week (Funny Video)

By Trace Dominguez, Discovery Channel Shark Week begins this weekend and the Internet shouldn't be left out of the excitement. Here, Revision3 creates a Shark Week video for the "rest of us."…

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