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Halted the Controversial Culling of Sharks Off Western Australia
Offbeat  (tags: Western Australia, shark cull, halted, Perth, good news, sharks )

Offline
- 40 days ago - blogs.nature.com
Western Australia's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has halted the controversial culling of sharks off Western Australia, citing "too much uncertainty" about the impact on marine fauna.
Sea Shepherd Brazil Launches 'Bleeding Ocean' Campaign to Help Save Sharks From Extinction
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, sharks, Sea Shepherd )

Cher
- 165 days ago - onegreenplanet.org
In a campaign that is equal parts brilliant and gruesome, Sea Shepherd and Maplink designers have coordinated to color the ocean depicted on maps to show as deep red, to signify the blood of countless sharks slaughtered in Brazilian waters.
More Than 170 Sharks Caught Under Australia Cull Policy
Offbeat  (tags: Politics, Animals, Sharks, Cull, Australia )

Ray
- 168 days ago - bbc.co.uk
More than 170 sharks have been caught on lines under a controversial cull policy in Western Australia.
WATCH: Seal Jumps On Duck Hunter In Boat!
Offbeat  (tags: duck, hunter, seal, sharks, darlin' video )

BarbCat
- 304 days ago - on.aol.com
The curious little guy must have been trying to escape a shark. What hunter couldn't believe.
Paddleboarder Gets Too Close for Comfort With Great White Shark
Offbeat  (tags: paddleboarders, three, great white, sharks, below, exciting )

Giana
- 333 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Paddleboarders were shocked to find that three great white sharks were swimming within 300 feet from each other.
Things That Kill More People Than Sharks
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, wildlife, oceans, sharks, statistics, interesting, health )

Judy
- 382 days ago - themetapicture.com
Maybe it is too simple to just compare the number of fatalities per cause, but still, these figures are quite astonishing!
'Invisibility Suit' Promises to Protect Surfers From Sharks! Video!
Offbeat  (tags: humans, protection, animals, wildlife, sharks )

Cher
- 427 days ago - theguardian.com
Promotional video for what is claimed to be the first ever shark-proof wetsuit. SAMS (Shark Attack Mitigation Systems) claims to have developed a wetsuit that confuses sharks. It says it has come up with two types of wetsuit: one that warns the shark
Sharks Vs. Dinosaurs: Deadly Encounters
Offbeat  (tags: sharks, versus, dinosaurs, encounters, interesting, research )

Giana
- 438 days ago - news.discovery.com
Sharks and dinosaurs were both prevalent during the same periods, but did they ever encounter each other? Recent evidence suggests that they likely did. Here are the most probable shark encounters with dinosaurs.
Five Shark Species Win Protection Against Finning Trade
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, wildlife, protection, sharks )

Cher
- 591 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Cites summit votes for strictly controlled permits to export fins of oceanic whitetip, porbeagle and three species of hammerhead
100 Million Sharks Killed Annually, Report Says
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, sharks )

Cher
- 594 days ago - greenerideal.com
When most people think of sharks, they think of a human predator but the reality is quite different--humans are the shark predators. While the media reported 12 shark deaths, according to National Geographic, in 2011, a new report published in the journal
EU Takes Steps to Bolster Shark Finning Bans
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, sharks, fins )

Cher
- 696 days ago - greenerideal.com
The European Parliament voted to strengthen the European Union's current ban on shark finning-- the practice of catching a shark, removing its fins and dumping the animal back into the sea.. The original EU regulation included a loophole which allowed
Costa Rica Officially Bans Shark Finning
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, ban, sharks, finning )

Cher
- 741 days ago - greenerideal.com
Costa Rica has passed a blanket ban on shark finning. This is the process whereby the fins are sliced off sharks, often while they are alive, before the fish are thrown back into the ocean to die.
New International Treaty Seeks to Protect Sharks
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, treaty, sharks )

Cher
- 744 days ago - greenerideal.com
Seven species of vulnerable sharks and manta rays may get the chance for some much-needed protecton. These species have now been submitted by 35 countries for consideration for protection next year. The initiative falls under an international treaty
Recent Attacks Spur Australia to Hunt "Dangerous" Great White Sharks
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, sharks )

Cher
- 752 days ago - greenerideal.com
Australia has been grappling with white sharks after a series of deadly incidents along its western coast. Several swimmers have been killed along the Indian Ocean coastline in recent months.
Australian Officials Look to Lift Ban on Killing Great White Sharks
Offbeat  (tags: environment, animals, protection, sharks, killing, wildlife )

Cher
- 788 days ago - greenerideal.com
Local officials in Western Australia are considering ending the ban on the killing of great white sharks. This comes after five swimmers were killed by the mammals in the past 12 months.
 

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