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2014-04-16 12:24:00

-Dates Confirmed for July 25-27, 2014 - ISLA MUJERES, Mexico, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating the beauty and culture of Isla Mujeres, Mexico, the Department of Tourism for Isla Mujeres, Mexico, along with Ceviche Tours, an eco-tourism company; Amigos de Isla Contoy, which promotes the conservation of Isla Contoy and several environmental leaders have partnered to announce that the 7(th) Annual Whale Shark Festival will take place July 25-27, 2014. The festival is an...

2014-02-19 23:21:37

Turtle Island Restoration Network, Charles Darwin Foundation, Galapagos National Park Directorate, UMass Dartmouth and OCEARCH collaborate to conduct multispecies expedition. (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 The Galapagos National Park Directorate, Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF), Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth collaborated with OCEARCH to complete its 18th global expedition - conducted in one of the world’s treasured marine resources,...

New Shark Species Uses Fins To Walk On Ocean Floor
2013-09-02 10:34:52

[ Watch the Video: New Walking Shark Species Identified ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from Conservation International have discovered a new species of shark living in the waters of Indonesia. Unlike other sharks, however, this species has an unusual way of getting around; it walks. This ambulating aquatic creature uses its fins to gently glide across the sea floor on its belly as it searches for food and a place to rest. The newly discovered...

2013-03-01 12:22:12

Pew calls for action at CITES to prevent species from being traded to extinction BANGKOK, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to scientific findings released today in the peer-reviewed journal Marine Policy, the number of sharks killed each year in commercial fisheries is estimated at 100 million, with a range between 63 million and 273 million. The authors also warn that the rate of fishing for shark species, many of which grow slowly and reproduce late in life, exceeds...

Whale Shark Conservation Crowdsourcing
2013-02-09 07:06:08

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a new variety of crowdsourcing, a researcher from Imperial College London is using vacation snapshots to track the movement of whale sharks. This study, published in the journal Wildlife Research, is the first to show that publicly sourced photographs are suited to conservation efforts. During scuba diving and snorkeling expeditions in the Maldives, tourists frequently take underwater pictures of the whale shark — the...

Whale Sharks Studied Using Metabolomics
2012-11-17 05:56:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The metabolite homarine is a useful indicator of the health status of whale sharks, according to new research from experts at the Georgia Aquarium and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). Dr. Alistair Dove, the Director of Research & Conservation at Georgia Aquarium and an adjunct professor at Georgia Tech, and colleagues, discovered that the concentration of homarine in the serum was a major difference between...

2012-03-30 23:00:10

The zoology website EurekaMag.com publishes insights into specific subjects of all areas of natural science. The latest review covers the Brown Recluse which is a spider whose bite can be serious since it bears a potentially deadly hemotoxic venom, Tyrannosaur which was bipedal carnivore up to 13 meters in length and four meters in height, and Whale Shark which was a slow-moving filter feeding shark and the largest extant fish species. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) March 30, 2012 The zoology...

2012-03-30 14:21:02

TUMON, Guam, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fishing nations of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) today agreed to protect oceanic whitetip sharks based on a U.S. proposal, while an Australian proposal to ban intentional setting of purse seine nets on whale sharks (to catch associated aggregations of tuna) was stalled by Japan. "We are pleased that the WCPFC has heeded scientific advice and taken action to conserve seriously overfished oceanic...

2012-02-15 08:00:00

The zoology website EurekaMag.com publishes insights into specific subjects of all areas of natural science. The latest review covers the Brown Recluse which is a spider whose bite can be serious since it bears a potentially deadly hemotoxic venom, Tyrannosaur which was bipedal carnivore up to 13 meters in length and four meters in height, and Whale Shark which was a slow-moving filter feeding shark and the largest extant fish species. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 The zoology...

2011-09-26 05:15:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and SHANGHAI, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On both sides of the world, the movement to ban the trade and sale of shark fin products has gained an impressive roster of noteworthy supporters including Leonardo DiCaprio, James Cameron, Wolfgang Puck, Gordon Ramsey, Richard Branson, Yao Ming, Mario Batali, Edward Norton, and Chinese billionaire Zhang Yue. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110926/SF74607) In California, WildAid, NRDC, and The Humane Society...


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2007-03-19 15:01:39

The Basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus, is the second largest fish after the whale shark. The basking shark is a cosmopolitan species - it is found in all the world's temperate oceans. It is a slow moving and generally harmless filter feeder. Like other large sharks, basking sharks are at risk of extinction due to a combination of low resilience and overfishing through increasing demands for the sharks' fins, flesh and organs. Taxonomy This shark is called the basking shark because it...

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