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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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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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Did you know? Sharks that live in fresh waters only!

The bull shark (Carcharchinus Leucas) is known to swim in rivers, but it always returns to sea. But there are actually sharks, that  live in […]

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Want to know about sharks? Ask for a presentation!

There are many misconceptions about shark: they have a bad reputation, and sometimes negative media attention makes it even worse. Sharks are essential predators in […]

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Research made visible: Sharkatag photo report

In 2010 Sportvisserij Nederland, the Dutch recreational angling union, and IMARES Wageningen (Institute for Marine Resources & Ecosystem Studies) started a research project, focused on […]

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Sharkatag is here again!

This summer brings us a new edition of Sharkatag –  in Scotland and the Netherlands!   In Scotland, Sharkatag takes place around mid summer, from […]

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