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About crocodiles and sharks – who gets the blame?

A few years ago, on a dive boat on the North Sea, one of our fellow divers, who is also an avid recreational angler, told […]

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Why shark riding is NEVER a good idea

The late Steve Irwin inspired the thinking that to understand wild animals you had to get up-close and personal. But the rule of the sea […]

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A decade of shark conservation

During the meeting of the European Elasmobranch Association in Plymouth end of last monh, scientist Sarah Fowler presented a fascinating lecture on more than three […]

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It’s in your eyes!

A  shark has different eyes than a human: they are on different sides of the head, creating a 360-degree field of vision, with two blind spots […]

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The Greenland shark – world’s oldest?

Very limited research has shown that the Greenland shark grows by about 0.5 to 1 cm per year. A shark that was captured and tagged […]

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The European Elasmobranch Association in Plymouth

The European Elasmobranch Association (EEA) was established in 1996 as a non-profit share-holding organisation for co-ordinating the activities of national European organisations dedicated to the […]

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School presentation the Hague: many questions answered!

We love telling people about sharks and we are in the process of preparing a series of lectures in the first quarter of 2014. And […]

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Special rays caught – and Elvis is back!

On Wednesday September 18th of this year, fishermen caught a subadult marbled electric ray with a length of 45 cm, an extraordinary guest in the […]

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Sharks and Fish Farms: a Bad Combination?

A 27-year-old man was bitten by shark, while working on an offshore fish farm in Ashdod, about 7 kilometers off the Meditterranean coast of Israel. Dr. […]

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Pictures please – spot the leopard!

The leopard shark (Stegostoma fasciatum, also called zebra shark) is a very distinctive shark within the shark-family and have a unique appearance: 5 ridges down […]

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