Sharks are among the most threatened of marine species worldwide due to unsustainable overfishing. They are primarily killed for their fins to fuel the growing demand for shark fin soup, which is an Asia delicacy. A new study by University of Miami (UM) scientists in the journal Marine Drugs has discovered high concentrations of BMAA in shark fins, a neurotoxin linked to neurodegenerative diseases in humans including Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig Disease (ALS).
Sharks are known for being ruthless, solitary predators, but scientists say the reality is the opposite.
A new study revealed that some sharks enjoy complex social lives that include longstanding relationships and teamwork.The study documents how one population of blacktip reef sharks is actually organized into four communities and two sub-communities.
The research found for the first time that adults of a reef-associated shark species form stable, long-term social bonds.
"Golden Dolphin" Moscow International Festival Festival is main event of the year in the country's "water life". This is a symbiosis of the art, sport, tourism and recreation. The event unites active water rest professionals and enthusiasts under one roof.
Project AWARE welcomes the inclusion, for the first time, of species of sharks and rays in the Spanish List of Wild Species under Special Protection (Listado de Especies Silvestres en Régimen de Protección Especial, in Spanish).
On 23 February 2011, the Spanish Official State Gazette published Royal Decree Nº139/2011, developing the List of Wild Species under Special Protection and the Spanish Catalog of Threatened Species. MORE
Shark's fin products will no longer be sold at over 100 FairPrice outlets by the end of March this year.
The retailer will cease selling shark's fin products at all its retail outlets, which include FairPrice supermarkets, FairPrice Finest, FairPrice Xtra hypermarkets, Cheers and FairPrice Xpress petrol stations, and FairPrice Online.
NTUC FairPrice CEO Seah Kian Peng told TODAY that it has been looking into the area of shark's fin products for the last few months, "in our commitment to be a socially responsible retailer."
Everyday divers can be ocean heroes too. The next time you complete a PADI certification course (or replace a lost certification card) you can become an ocean hero in one simple step: make a small donation to select the Project AWARE version of your card.
What happens next? You get a cool picture card to show off your support and 100 percent of your donation supports Project AWARE ocean initiatives to protect the places you love to dive.
Fourth Element have teamed up with Project AWARE to create some funky new T-shirts that will not only show off your passion for life in the water but will also show off your support for all that lives in the water too.
Fourth Element’s love and passion for protecting the ocean came from years of diving and being inspired by what they saw beneath the sea. That inspiration led to the desire to protect the source of their and all divers enjoyment.
Bali Crystal Diver's are hosting a special Dinner for Diver's event where we will be celebrating collecting over 1000 signatures for Project Aware's Give Sharks a Fighting Chance campaign!
We will be offering a 50% discount on Dinner for all Divers who arrive with their Certification Cards between 6pm and 8pm; we will also be collecting donations for Project Aware Shark conservation on the night!
Delegates at an international conservation meeting agreed Saturday on a measure mandating that silky sharks accidentally caught in fishing gear be released back into the sea alive, marine advocacy groups said.
The 48-member International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), however — ending a weeklong meeting in Istanbul — failed to reach consensus on other threatened shark species, the groups said.