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5 Things To Remember When Swimming With Sharks

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!"
Miriam Porter

Our Four-Day Adventure in Nassau, Bahamas

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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Why I'm Not At All Frightened of Sharks

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.
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Shark Fin Back On The Menu

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...
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As I Kayak to Hawaii, I'll Be Sleeping With The Sharks

As I prepare for my kayaking trip from San Francisco to Hawaii, my pseudo-brother says "you know you'll be in the Red Triangle, don't you? It's where all the Great White Sharks are!" I count out how far I might paddle in it and realize I'll be sleeping with the sharks for two or three days. My mind races, I imagine what my kayak might look like from the sea below. Will I be tasty? Or even tempting?
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Just Say No to Shark Fin Soup

First Toronto, and now Calgary, has done the moral thing. Both cities have passed a bylaw banning shark fins. Consumers of shark fin soup must consider the effects of declining shark populations on our delicately balanced ecosystem.

Why Am I Risking My Life for a Boat Ride?

In a few days, I will begin a long, arduous, dangerous journey. Solo, unsupported, no additional assistance, resupply or shadow boat, I will kayak solo from San Francisco to Hawaii. 3,100 miles, 45 to 65 days, battling giant waves, killer great white sharks, and all that Mother Nature will throw at me. Why am I doing this?
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Swimming With the Fishes...in New Zealand

Viewing wild animals in a native habitat, especially in far-away New Zealand, is an adventure in itself. However, many travelers take the opportunity to elevate the experience by facing animal encounters in the wild or in special preserves. Here are five exciting animal encounter itineraries that visitors to New Zealand can experience...
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Hunter Becomes The Hunted

VANCOUVER - It was the kind of feeding frenzy John Ford had never seen before.Ford, a research scientist with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, was aboard a boat north of Haida Gwaii but just so...