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What exactly is ‘endangered’???

Two years ago, Rosie O’Donnell, new presentator of the programme The View joined operator Mark the Shark for a shark fishing trip. Mark the Shark […]

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The epic 4000 km journey of a tiger shark – and why culling sharks is such a bad idea!

Tiger sharks, like many other sharks, migrate. Migration patterns has been tracked worldwide, for instance in the Coral Sea between New Caledonia and the Great […]

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Shark diving… has changed!

  By Peter Verhoog, Dutch Shark Society’s staff photographer. I can admit it… I love shark diving. Observing these great creatures is a delight. And […]

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Sharklab Malta: Saving Sharks in the Med – and you can help!

Sharklab Malta is a registered NGO in Malta and is a non-profit voluntary organisation dedicated to research, education and raising greater awareness about all Elasmobranch […]

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No, sharks are NOT coming after us, they are just migrating as usual…

Whether sharks migrate or not depends to a large degree on temperature and seasonal changes, reproduction, and food sources. Reproduction: Sharks, like many other animals, […]

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The Tale of the Sharks

Text: Dorien Schröder, Dutch Shark Society Recently a paper was published showing that the structures supporting fossil shark’s gills more closely resemble those of modern-day […]

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Sharks are smooth swimmers – the secret of shark skin

Sharks have a torpedo shape, covered in rough sandpapery skin. This gives sharks their highly efficient swimming abilities, and scientists finally understand why. A shark’s […]

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Basking in plastics… and what you can do!

Large filter feeding marine organisms are indicators of microplastic in the pelagic environment: creatures like basking sharks ‘inhale’ microplastics when filter feeding. A recent study […]

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Proud to Present: The Dutch Great Eggcase Hunt!

We are proud to announce our collaboration with the British Shark Trust. We will start the Dutch extension of this wonderful project! We will publish […]

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It’s a Glow-in-the-Dark-Shark!!!

We’ve written about the cookiecutter shark before, that has a network of light producing organs called photophores on its stomach, that produce a green glow, […]

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