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Sharks & Rays

Over the next five years NOAA will study potential disturbances to white sharks due to research and tourism in Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

New legislation gives full protection to manta rays in all Indonesian waters effectively creating the world’s largest protected area for these migratory animals

Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott, and environment minister, Greg Hunt, have come under fire in recent weeks for their apparent lack of concern for the environment and have faced calls for a...

A new study has found that one-quarter of all known species of sharks and rays are threatened with extinction.

Scientists analyzed the radiocarbon from the vertebrae of four female and four male great white sharks that were captured in the Atlantic Ocean from 1967 to 2010.

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    First scientifically described by Gunnerus in 1765 from a specimen in Norway, there is an earlier published reference to the shark in 1739 in Ireland.

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Batoidea - Sharks & Rays

A new study has found that one-quarter of all known species of sharks and rays are threatened with extinction.

Scientists analyzed the radiocarbon from the vertebrae of four female and four male great white sharks that were captured in the Atlantic Ocean from 1967 to 2010.

The decision to ban shark finning has been hailed as "a great victory" by the Green Party.

An Australian government report has found aerial surveys of the NSW coastline are an inefficient and expensive way to protect swimmers from sharks

Female lemon sharks that were born in Bimini returned 15 years later to give birth to their own young, DNA analysis shows.

Philippines tourist town reports rise in shark numbers

Interpol released a purple alert Wednesday to warn countries of a gruesome shark-finning technique that could bypass some countries’ anti-finning laws.

With social media allowing Chinese youth to express themselves more freely, the shark fin campaign almost became part of pop culture, conservationists say

Landmark decision hailed by conservation groups after decade-long campaign

Government disallows plans to create artificial marine enclosure stocked with wild-caught whale sharks

Portrait of a Tiger
Great White Shark Bitten

Conservation International's Mark Erdmann captures some amazing footage of a new species of shark, which seems to be walking on its fins.

While the rest of the world is increasingly appreciative of sharks and the magnificence of diving with them, Discovery Network continues to pedal its false portrayal of sharks as monsters.

Compared with waters where fishing is allowed, there are up to four times as many reef sharks in a protected zone, a new study shows

New observations provide first clear evidence that thresher sharks really do hunt with their tails

Northeastern Pacific Ocean population of great white sharks does not warrant listing under the Endangered Species Act, NOAA announced Friday

Air New Zealand have confirmed that the airline will no longer transport shark parts effective immediately. “Given the small quantity of this product that is offered for carriage and the...

Population not recovered since being granted protected status in 1991.

This two-headed blue shark foetus was found by fisherman Christopher Johnston in

Recreational diving has become a powerful influence in overcoming the barrier to shark conservation resulting from negative media hype.

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