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WATCH: Seal Jumps On Duck Hunter In Boat!
Offbeat  (tags: duck, hunter, seal, sharks, darlin' video )

- 654 days ago -
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 )

- 684 days ago -
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 )

- 732 days ago -
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 )

- 778 days ago -
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
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- 789 days ago -
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 )

- 942 days ago -
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
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- 945 days ago -
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 )

- 1047 days ago -
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 )

- 1092 days ago -
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
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- 1095 days ago -
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 )

- 1103 days ago -
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
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- 1138 days ago -
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.
Water Hazard At Golf Course In Australia Filled With Bull Sharks VIDEO
Offbeat  (tags: sharks, golf course, Australia, animals, bizarre, environment, humans, interesting, odd, off-beat, society, unusual, wildlife, world )

- 1459 days ago -
I thought this needed to be shared because I think it is HORRIBLE! The video makes it look like having Bull sharks trapped in a golf course lake is okay...It is not! It is SO dangerous and horrible for the sharks. Any one else agree? Let me know.
Sharks Navigate Using 'Mental Maps'
Offbeat  (tags: Sharks, mental maps, destinations )

- 1668 days ago -
Some shark species make "mental maps" of their home ranges, allowing them to pin-point destinations up to 50km (30 miles) away, research suggests.
Poor Porbeagle Sharks Left Out of Latest Round of Protections
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, sharks )

- 1774 days ago -
The tide has changed for six species of endangered sharks. No longer will scalloped, smooth, smalleye, scoophead, whitefin and oceanic white tip hammerheads be legally hunted for their fins and meat in the Atlantic Ocean

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