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For the first time ever, the ocean protection community is commemorating World Oceans Day without one of its biggest champions, Canadian conservationist and filmmaker Rob Stewart. More than ever though, we are reminded of the movement he inspired with his 2006 film "Sharkwater," to stop the extinction-level crisis facing many shark species.
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An Australian journalist was shocked to come across it.
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Hundreds of people attended the funeral Saturday.
The week of July 14 is designated National Shark Awareness Week. For over 400 million years, preceding dinosaurs by some 200 million years, sharks have ruled the oceans. Despite its enduring evolutionary run however, sharks are facing an immense threat from humans.
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If you've seen Shark Week on Daily Planet, you'll know that these days I go out of my way to swim with sharks. So I thought I would offer a little 'how-to' guide on swimming with sharks. To keep things simple, I'll share five tips that I've learned from diving with shark experts over the years, and list them in a handy acronym that's easy to remember; kinda like when you're at the beach and you hear someone yell: "SHARK!"
This vast diversity of sharks globally play important roles in keeping our oceans healthy. Removing key species like sharks, can have serious consequences for marine ecosystems, which, because they are connected to everything else, has repercussions for people everywhere.
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Nassau Bahamas is one of those destinations you want to return to again and again. It's my third time visiting the island and the second time going with my son Noah, age nine. I carefully plan our itinerary to maximize our four-night stay -- one adventure per day! It's the perfect destination for an extended long weekend.
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Almost everyone who has seen the gruesome videos of sharks having their fins cut off and their mutilated bodies dumped back into the ocean, barely alive but doomed to drown, is outraged by this barbaric practice. Even more so upon learning that there is no nutritional value in shark fin soup or any shark fin products.
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Driven by the taste for shark fin soup, long line fisherman around the world are eliminating some 100 million sharks per year -- a reduction, in some cases of 90 per cent of the species. Sharks, being apex predators, breed very slowly. The inevitable result of all that fishing is a complete extinction of many shark species within the next ten years according to Sharkwater.com.
Recent video footage and photographs show a rapid increase in the number of sixgill sharks sighted in B.C.'s Howe Sound. These sightings were unheard of before 2010 and have jumped this year, accordin...
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For nature lovers, Shark Week on Discovery is one of the most anticipated TV specials of the year. This year, Shark Week is especially pertinent to Canadians, as "Daily Planet" hosts Ziya Tong and Dan...
Don't cue the theme from Jaws for 20-year-old Madison Stewart, A.K.A. the "Shark Girl." Madison has been diving with the sharks since the age of 12 in the Great Barrier Reef and she loathes the hype propagated in movies from Jaws to Sharknado that these mysterious beasts are "mindless blood thirsty killers."
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Shark fins may be back on the menu in Toronto. Ontario Superior Court Judge James Spence has ruled that Toronto's ban on the sale of shark fins and other such products is not valid. Spence said that...