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May. 10/14
Loch Lomond Aquarium SEA LIFE
Loch Lomond Shores
Balloch G83 8QL
United Kingdom
56° 0' 18.792" N, 4° 35' 25.4292" W
This two day event will be held at the Sea Life Aquarium at Loch Lomond on Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th May 2014.   This exciting new event will aim to showcase the amazing efforts to conserve sharks, skates and rays in Scotland and give people the opportunity to explore and appreciate the complex and amazing world of these beautiful animals.   The Sea Life Aquarium will be transformed for the weekend into a place of celebration for all things Shark, Skate and Ray and will comprise of a wide range of exciting, interactive MORE
Feb. 25/14

This week ultra swimmer Gene Girardeau was interviewed live on Korean Radio about her epic swim challenge and the danger sharks face. Gene talks about her passion for swimming and her drive to protect sharks and bring awareness to their plight.

Jan. 21/14

A quarter of the world’s sharks and rays are threatened with extinction according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, with ray species found to be at a higher risk than sharks. The findings are part of the first ever global analysis of these species carried out by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group (SSG).

The study, which comes at the start of the year marking the 50th anniversary of The IUCN Red List, was published today in the journal eLIFE. It includes the analysis of the conservation status of 1,041 shark, ray and closely related chimaera species.