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Documenting Giant Skate Research in Orkney

As photographer of the Dutch Shark Society, Peter Verhoog ( documented the work of the Orkney Skate Trust, that is supported by World Wide Fund […]

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Minister Schouten promises: Better Protection for ‘Dutch’ Sharks and Rays

In 2015 former Secretary of State Martijn van Dam promised the same: better protection for Dutch sharks and rays. In the Netherlands and the Caribbean. […]

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Come visit us – and meet the baby rays!

  Dutch shark Society is one of the partners in the project “Sharks and rays back into the North Sea” (see On Sunday May 19th, […]

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Shark Fins confiscated at Schiphol Airport

More than 200 kilos of shark fins intercepted at SchipholA batch of 217 kilograms of dried shark fins that customs intercepted at Schiphol was seized […]

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Fossil Sharks and Rays: Blast from the Past!

Let me introduce myself … my name is Monique Welten; I studied biology at Leiden University and obtained my PhD at Leiden University in 2007. […]

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Transmitting thornback rays (Raja Clavata) send valuable information!

The thornback ray belongs in the habitat along the coasts of the Netherlands and Belgium, but has almost disappeared here due to overfishing. The species […]

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Kimberley Goes South-Africa: Looking Back!

When I signed up for the internship of 3 months I was really looking forward to it, but I also wondered if it was not […]

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Kimberley in SA: big sharks at last!

Time flies. Another 2,5 week and then my stay here comes to an end… Fortunately, we have had many days at sea in the past […]

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Shark bytes – EEA 2018 conference summary

This past weekend the European Elasmobranch Association conference was held in Peniche, Portugal. The Saturday started with a talk by keynote speaker Gavin Naylor, on […]

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Kimberley goes SA: sharks, sharks and… many plastic straws!

What a great way to start the week!!! After the big beach-cleanup in Hermanus we did a ‘volunteer only trip’. This means that only volunteers […]

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