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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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The Tasseled Wobbegong: Shark can eat Shark

Not all sharks live in open water and look really ‘sharky’. Many shark species have a more exotic look, and wait for their prey in […]

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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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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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Be Shark Smart – always!

In Hawaii, there have been nine incidents with shark last year. In Réunion, there have been several fatalities. South Africa sees regular interactions with swimmers, […]

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How much does a whale shark cost?

In the Philippines and in Papua New Guinea, communities can benefit from whale shark ecotourism. But each country has its own culture and attitudes… Not […]

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Dutch sharks love to travel!

The Dutch have always sailed the world, and research has indicated that Dutch sharks are travelers too. Well, Dutch… maybe just European! This year, the first […]

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Bull sharks – going up and down the river

Bull sharks can thrive in both salt water and freshwater and can travel far up rivers. As bull sharks like to hunt in murky waters, […]

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So what exactly is a ‘shark attack’?

I still remember my astonishment, when a South African surfer told me, he had been involved in shark attacks many times. When asked for the […]

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