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Sharks & Rays

Australia’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recommended Western Australia (WA) end its controversial shark killing program.

Governments and industries around the globe have been using the oceans to dispose of the hazardous and toxic wastes that became a problem on land.

A lemon shark comes to look at a diver.

Hundreds of juvenile whale sharks gathering on coral reefs near Al-Lith on the central coast of the Saudi Arabian Red Sea.

New report suggests kite surfers may be at risk

A finned shark waits for death
  • X-Ray Mag #62 - Sep 2014

    The fox shark, also called the common thresher shark, lives usually at depths of over 200 meters and it is sighted only rarely. This is the main reason, we don’t know very much about these animals, and there is very little good visual documentation showing thresher sharks up close on camera.

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Batoidea - Sharks & Rays

A finned shark waits for death

Great white shark numbers soaring due to successful conservation efforts.

Warming water temperatures attracting sharks in increasing numbers

New listing protects Atlantic and Pacific populations in US waters

A great white shark is being tracked by marine researchers has so far made its way from Massachusetts' Cape Cod to the northeast Gulf of Mexico.

The volume of shark fin products imported into Hong Kong in 2013 has dropped by 35% says WWF. Exports of processed shark fins out of Hong Kong has also decreased dramatically

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.

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

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