Global Survey Found Sharks Were Missing From Twenty Percent Of Coral Reefs Worldwide

Over the past decades, shark populations around the world have been dwindling. Overexploitation for shark fins, and by catch from commercial fishing has lead to a sever inbalance in the worlds shark population. Unfortunately, the problem is compounded as most…

Scuba Diving With Silky Sharks In Cuba

Silky Sharks – Gardens of the Queen Picture this, your dive boat approaches a buoy where shallow turquoise reef drops off to meet deep dark azure blue. The captain turns off the engine and ties up. Within seconds, sleek gray shadows…

Friday Smorgasbord: Sharks, fish and salt

How did we get to September already? It is hard to believe the year is 3/4 of the way done! Here’s a few interesting stories we found on the web this past week. We also wish the best for our reefing…

Friday Smorgasbord: Ocean edition

This edition of our Friday Smorgasbord features some interesting and fascinating videos to end the week and get your weekend started! Enjoy. Deep Water There is a massive underground ocean located near Earth's core There is a massive underground ocean…

Cold East Coast weather making sharkcicles, Atlantic White Shark Conservancy responds

The cold weather that hit the U.S. last week is making an impact on creatures sharks as well. In a Facebook post, the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy shared some images of a pair of thresher sharks that were stranded on shore and…

Large Group Of Port Jackson Sharks Found In The Bass Strait

Hundreds of Port Jackson sharks (Heterodontus portusjacksoni) have been found in mass among the rock reef and brightly colored sponges of the Bass Strait and Beagle Commonwealth Marine Reserve (CMR). Scientists were surprised to find such a large number of…

Responsible Shark and Ray Tourism Guide: Free Download

Shark and Ray Tourism Guide Shark and ray tourism is a major draw for scuba divers. Globally the industry has some 376 well-established tourism operations which focus on getting divers in the water with charismatic megafauna and apex elasmobranch species.…

Sharks At Our Wedding

SHARKS AT OUR WEDDING By Dirck Zadeh In the late summer of 2013 my brother got married to his girlfriend Myrthe. We all went to Marrakech for a sun-drenched 3 day wedding and we all had a lovely time. When…

Mobula rays, Silky sharks and Thresher sharks, listed under CITES Appendix II

It’s official, delegates at the CITES convention have voted overwhelmingly to list Mobula rays, Silky shark and Thresher sharks as an Appendix II species. This decision comes from the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) in Johannesburg…

Sharks have distinct personalities

A new study published in the Journal of Fish Biology shows that sharks have distinct personalities. The study conducted at Macquarie University observed the presence of personality differences in the Port Jackson sharks (Heterodontus portusjacksoni). A team of researchers from Macquarie’s…