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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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An absolute first: eversion of the spiral valve in a wild shark

When Dutch Shark Society Photographer Peter Verhoog, specialized in (elasmobranch) research photography, made a dive in South African False Bay, with some of his favorite […]

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Come join us for the SharkaTag research project!

    On July 10th, we will have our own Dutch Shark Society boat for SharkaTag, and all participants can catch, tag and release sharks! […]

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This year, the Easter Bunny brings special eggs!

Yesterday, we officially introduced the Dutch Great Eggcase Hunt in the Netherlands: de Grote Eikapseljacht. A school class of elementary school De Bogen in Harderwijk […]

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The wonderful net: why mackerel sharks are not coldblooded killers

By Dorien Schröder, Dutch Shark Society In our Instagram profile on the Porbeagle shark, we briefly mentioned their amazing countercurrent exchange system that allows them […]

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Cool Canadian Porbeagles!

Direct commercial fishing for the porbeagle shark (Lamna nasus) led to stock collapses in the eastern North Atlantic in the 1950s, and the western North […]

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‘Dutch’ Smooth-hound re-captured in France

The Dutch SharkATag shark tagging programme, with an astonishing 1800 tagged sharks in four years,is a great example of the succesful collaboration between recreational anglers, commercial […]

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Why tracking sharks (and other fish) is so important

  In many countries, there are regulations to manage and protect shark populations. But apart fromjust  protecting a species in national waters, they need protection […]

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The Dutch Great Eggcase Hunt

It’s time! After the successful British Great Eggcase Hunt, there is now a Dutch version. In collaboration with the Shark Trust, we have adapted the […]

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Project Stellaris: Mediterranean catsharks in the spotlights!

During the last meeting of the European Elasmobranch Association,  November 7-9 2014),the Dutch Shark Society had the pleasure of sponsoring three participants, whose research project […]

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