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Australian shark-cull plan draws scientists' ire

Saturday, 14 December 2013
Baited hooks in Western Australia could damage vulnerable white shark populations. Western Australia’s plan to start culling sharks in a “more aggressive” attempt to prevent attacks on humans could severely damage populations of threatened great whites, experts say. It is also based on an...

How this survivor stopped worrying and learnt how to love the great white shark

Sunday, 8 December 2013
His death-defying story has been told often in the past 50 years, but Rodney Fox's focus is the plight of the ocean's great predator. Clamped between the jaws of a massive shark and being dragged further and further underwater, life-insurance salesman Rodney Fox could think of only one thing to...

Sharks can tell a person is facing them, prefer to come up from behind

Saturday, 7 December 2013
NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Sharks can tell whether humans are facing them, which may explain their preferred technique of attacking their prey from the blind side, U.S. researchers say. Sharks can comprehend human body orientation, Erich Ritter of the Shark Research Institute and Raid Amin...

Count down to shark dive wedding

Thursday, 5 December 2013
A COUPLE will be married next to great white sharks at Neptune Islands next week. The couple, from Queensland, will be the first couple to be married at the shark dive spot while under the water next Friday. Local marriage celebrant Angela Cordon was selected to perform the underwater ceremony...

Sharks Do Get Cancer: Tumor Found in Great White

Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Scientists have known for more than 150 years that sharks get cancer. And yet the belief persists that the animals don't suffer from the disease. That misconception is promoted in part by those who sell shark cartilage, who claim that the substance will help cure cancer, said David Shiffman, a...

Slash, the shark with attitude

Tuesday, 3 December 2013
A massive great white shark that roams New Zealand waters with a "bad attitude" was the poster boy for this year's Discovery Channel Shark Week. The five-metre beast - known as Slash - has a grisly gash snaking out the side of his mouth and was touted as a "local legend" by the...

What Is 'Shark Week'?

Monday, 15 July 2013
"Shark Week" is an annual week-long series on the Discovery Channel that's dedicated to sharks that leads to increased public discussion about sharks — which scientists and conservationists can use as education opportunities. At its best, Shark Week educates people about the most...

Whale Festival 2013

Tuesday, 4 June 2013
The The Two Oceans Hermanus Whale Festival is celebrating its 22nd year as the only enviro-arts festival in South Africa, “putting the creatures of the deep on stage and under the spotlight alongside top performers and musicians from 20 September to 24 September” Hermanus, known as the best...