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Are all sharks Apex Predators?

by Dorien Schröder, Dutch Shark Society Sharks are often called apex predators. But is this really true? An apex predator is an animal who, as […]

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New partner for ‘De Grote Eikapseljacht’

We are happy to announce, that we will be collaborating with Sea Life Scheveningen for ‘De Grote Eikapseljacht’. We are really looking forward to setting […]

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European Elasmobranch Association – Annual Meeting 2015 in Peniche, Portugal

By Dorien Schröder, dorien@dutchsharksociety.org The conference started off with Dr. Samuel Gruber talking about his amazing career in shark research, although he was talented enough […]

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The European Red List assessments for elasmobranchs

On the European Red List, 132 species of chondrichthyes have been assessed. Chondrichthyes are the members of the diverse group of cartilaginous fishes that includes the sharks, skates, […]

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Ghost sharks from the deep!

  Text: Dorien Schröder   Chimaeras are also known as ghost sharks, even though they are technically not sharks. Both belong to the class Chondrichthyes, […]

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De Grote Eikapseljacht: the First Results are in!

Since we started the Dutch ‘Grote Eikapseljacht’, more than 1000 eggcases are registered!   We sincerely thank all participants for their entries! Red: verified (picture […]

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New tagging project: Sharks in de Wadden Sea!

Kick-off for new shark tagging project in the Netherlands. The numbers of sharks caught in the Dutch Wadden Sea seem to be growing. More and […]

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Outrage about slaughtered whale shark… but that was not the only one!

Horrifying footage showed a whaleshark being slaughtered in a Chinese market, much to the delight of several onlookers, who made selfies and posed with the […]

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South Africa Incident Sparks Interest in Dutch Sharks!

The incident with pro-surfer Mick Fanning in South Africa (read more here) who bumpted into a great white shark, that got entangled in his foot […]

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Sharkatag 2015 – an overview

Sharkatag 2015 was a success: with a total of 80 tagged starry smooth-hounds, 2 tope sharks and 9 common stingrays (for which their is no […]

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