Produced in 2009, The Sharks is one of the most famous programs from the National Geographic Society. The documentary takes you on a special expedition to study these fish of fearful legend and challenge the myths surrounding them. Journey below the ocean’s surface to observe sharks at close range. To learn more simply show up next Thursday!
Throughout the months of April and November every year, you have the opportunity to help celebrate and record Fiji’s amazing coral reef biodiversity, show you care about our world’s delicate coral reef systems, and have fun, by taking part in the FIJI-WIDE SHAR
New behavioural research led by Cranfield ecological scientists shows that, contrary to historical beliefs, sharks are quick to learn and have good memories.
Drs Joel Kimber and Andrew Gill, who designed and conducted the study, suggest that this type of research will help improve the status of the much-misunderstood sharks. This is vitally important as many species are endangered and need protection and public support, because of dramatic population declines caused by unregulated fishing.
Sharks are worth more in the ocean than in a bowl of soup, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia.
A new study, published today in Oryx – The International Journal of Conservation, shows that shark ecotourism currently generates more than US$314 million annually worldwide and is expected to more than double to US$780 million in the next 20 years.
Once again it is time for all of the divers and snorkellers that visit the beautiful waters of Fiji to take part in The Great Fiji Shark Count, and Dive Wananavu is no different. Every time we hit the water throughout the month of April we will be makring down all of the shark, turtle and ray species we see (or don't, it all goes to help the scientists!).
All of the information that we collect will help towards trying to get a better idea of Fiji's shark populations so that they can be better protected.
A shark that swam from New Zealand to Fiji has returned home for Christmas, rounding off an 11,300km odyssey and amazed the scientists who tracked her journey.
In May, "Carol" became the first mako shark in New Zealand waters to be tracked with a satellite "spot" tag, under a Niwa research project funded by the Ministry for Primary Industries and Nova-Southeastern University in Florida.
Scientists watched in amazement as she set off for the Pacific Islands, only to change her mind halfway and turn back for a two-month stay near Ninety Mile Beach.