New York Man Kept Sharks in Pool in His Basement

Investigators found seven sandbar sharks in an aboveground pool in a house in Dutchess County, the authorities said. The case spotlighted an underground market for exotic and protected fish.

#aquariums, #dutchess-county-ny, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #seguine-joshua, #sharks, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

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Largest Glowing Shark Species Discovered Near New Zealand

It’s the biggest bioluminescent vertebrate found on land or sea, so far.

#animal-behavior, #biology-and-biochemistry, #frontiers-in-marine-science-journal, #hormones, #light, #new-zealand, #research, #sharks, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Shark Populations Are Crashing, With a ‘Very Small Window’ to Avert Disaster

Oceanic sharks and rays have declined more than 70 percent since 1970, mainly because of overfishing, according to a new study.

#endangered-and-extinct-species, #fishing-commercial, #research, #sharks

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Baby Megalodons Were 6-Foot-Long Womb Cannibals, Study Suggests

The research appears to confirm that, even as newborns, the extinct sharks were very, very big.

#longevity, #paleontology, #research, #sharks, #spine-body-part, #your-feed-science

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The Problem With Problem Sharks

A marine biologist’s ideas for singling out sharks that attack humans have prompted objections from other shark scientists.

#animal-behavior, #animal-cognition, #clua-eric, #conservation-of-resources, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #french-polynesia-france, #hunting-and-trapping, #indian-ocean, #marine-biology, #research, #reunion-island, #sharks, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Will Ghost Sharks Vanish Before Scientists Can Study Them?

Much remains to be learned about the cartilaginous, little understood fishes that inhabit the deep-sea.

#endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-fisheries-journal, #research, #sharks, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Surfer Dies After Shark Attack in Hawaii

The 56-year-old man died a day after the attack in Maui. A surf competition scheduled in the area later that day was postponed and moved.

#hawaii, #maui-hawaii, #sharks, #surfing, #world-surf-league

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Australian Shark Attacks Jump, Raising Questions

Eight people have been fatally attacked this year, the most in nearly a century. But scientists say these numbers don’t tell the full story.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animal-behavior, #australia, #beaches, #oceans-and-seas, #sharks, #surfing

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When Sharks Turned Up at Their Beach, They Called in Drones

A goal of the SharkEye project is to one day produce automated “shark reports” for beachgoers to help them gauge levels of risk.

#artificial-intelligence, #beaches, #california, #drones-pilotless-planes, #research, #santa-barbara-calif, #sharks, #your-feed-science

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Sharks Wash Up on Beaches, Stabbed by Swordfish

The discovery of impaled sharks on Mediterranean shores backs up old fishermen’s tales of the marine predators dueling with swordfish.

#fish-and-other-marine-life, #ichthyological-research-journal, #libya, #mediterranean-sea, #research, #sharks, #spain, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Coronavirus Vaccine Makers Are Not Mass-Slaughtering Sharks

Some coronavirus vaccines rely on a shark-based product, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get immunized.

#conservation-of-resources, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #glaxosmithkline-plc, #sharks, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The Pros and Cons of Being a Hammerhead Shark

A new study suggests that the ocean’s strangest-looking headgear is difficult to tote around.

#biology-and-biochemistry, #engineering-and-engineers, #oceans-and-seas, #physics, #research, #sharks, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Drones, Hooks and Blood: Secrets of the Shark Fishermen of Long Island

‘I don’t want to encourage other people to do this.’

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #environmental-conservation-department-nys, #fishing-sport, #long-island-ny, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #sharks

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International Crime Ring That Trafficked in Shark Fins Is Dismantled, U.S. Says

Law enforcement agents documented the harvest of more than six tons of shark fins, officials said.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #georgia, #hong-kong, #marijuana, #mexico, #money-laundering, #organized-crime, #search-and-seizure, #sharks, #soups, #united-states, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #xing-zhao-wu-terry

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How to Survive in the ‘Shark Attack Capital of the World’

To live in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., is to know sharks and forget fear.

#beaches, #florida, #international-shark-attack-file, #sharks, #surfing

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It’s Always the Summer of the Shark

Even during a pandemic, we cannot get the white shark out of our minds. Despite the rare attack, experts say humans have little to fear.

#animal-behavior, #beaches, #benchley-peter, #california, #california-state-university-long-beach, #cape-cod-mass, #capuzzo-michael, #conservation-of-resources, #east-coast-us, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #sharks, #surfing, #swimming

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Swimmer in Maine Is Killed by Great White Shark in Rare Attack

A 63-year-old woman died in the state’s first recorded fatal shark attack, the authorities said. Sharks rarely attack humans but are following seals, their natural prey, north, experts say.

#fish-and-other-marine-life, #international-shark-attack-file, #maine, #marine-resources-department-maine, #sharks

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The Real Horror of ‘Jaws’ Isn’t the Shark

It’s the leader who initially values capitalism over saving lives.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #drive-in-theaters, #movies, #sharks, #summer-season, #wellfleet-mass

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Come to the Beach but Beware of Sharks, Cape Cod Officials Say

Visitors are being urged to be wary of sharks this July 4 weekend while remaining vigilant about slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

#animal-behavior, #atlantic-ocean, #beaches, #cape-cod-mass, #cape-cod-national-seashore, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #sharks

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They Wanted You to Bet on Sharks. The Odds Were Not in Their Favor.

Gambling on shark migration patterns could raise awareness, some experts say. But it could also fuel the animals’ reputation as mere entertainment.

#animal-migration, #computers-and-the-internet, #conservation-of-resources, #fischer-chris-marine-researcher, #gambling, #mybookie-sportsbook, #ocearch, #sharks, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Shark Attack Kills Surfer in Northern California

Ben Kelly, 26, who designed boards for a living, was surfing at Manresa State Beach near Santa Cruz when he was attacked.

#california, #international-shark-attack-file, #santa-cruz-calif, #sharks, #surfing, #woods-hole-oceanographic-institution

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Katharine, the Great White Shark Who Ghosted Her Trackers, Resurfaces

The last that researchers heard from Katharine via her transmitter was nearly a year ago, leaving her fate a mystery. Recently, though, there came some weak pings.

#cape-cod-mass, #fischer-chris, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #katharine, #oceans-and-seas, #ocearch, #research, #sharks

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