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22 Degrees is ‘Goldilocks’ Temperature for Tiger Sharks

Scientists have calculated that tiger sharks are most active and abundant in coastal waters of around 22 degrees. "Our study suggests that 22 degrees...
Hammerhead shark

Costa Rica Prepares to Export 10 tonnes of Hammerhead Shark Fins

Ten tonnes of hammerhead shark fins, stored in Costa Rican warehouses and obtained during a ban on the export of shark fins, are awaiting...

Samoa Creates Shark Sanctuary

Samoa has declared its waters as a shark sanctuary, joining other Pacific countries to conserve marine life. The announcement was made by the prime...

WW1 Shipwreck Now Man-made Reef

A scuba diver who found the wreck of the first British merchant ship to be sunk World War One has hopes of safeguarding it...

New Marine Protected Area for Easter Island

The final step to protect the unique waters around Easter Island was confirmed on February 27 when Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed a decree...

Rare Hammerhead Shark Nursery Found in Galapagos

Scientists have recently discovered a nursery for endangered scalloped hammerhead sharks in the Galápagos Islands. The natural breeding site for the endangered species was found...

Seychelles Creates Marine Protected Areas in World-First ‘Debt Conversion’ Scheme

An area of the Indian Ocean the size of Great Britain that is critically important to endangered marine life and a $300 million-a-year fishing...
Dolphins

Survey Shows Scotland is Top for Whale and Dolphin Sightings

Scotland is proving to be a hotspot for dolphin and whale sightings. Last year’s National Whale and Dolphin Watch survey showed that Scotland recorded...

New Infographic Busts Myths about Global Shark Trade

A new interactive infographic, from the environmental organization Project AWARE®, illustrates the full story of current, trade-related threats to shark and ray populations. It is...
Crown of thorns starfish

Divers Kill Almost 47,000 Crown-of-thorns Starfish on Great Barrier Reef

Volunteer divers in Australia have carried out a record-breaking mission killing nearly 47,000 crown-of-thorns starfish in seven days on the southern Great Barrier Reef....