It comes as figures reveal 2017 as a ‘devastating year’ for dolphins and porpoises, with a total of 249 cetaceans recorded as Marine Strandings along the Cornish coastline – the highest recorded since 2003.
Shark Attacks Down. Humans in Ocean Up.
BY ROB JORDAN Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment We are in the midst of a shark frenzy. In recent weeks, there has been a spate of reported attacks on both coasts of the United States. The frenzy, however, appears… Read More ›
Indonesia Protects Rays & Sharks
Indonesia Gives Mantas A New ‘Ray of Hope’ From Conservation International Dr. Mark Erdmann Mark Erdmann has been working closely with the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries on the development of Indonesia’s new regulation protecting its manta rays…. Read More ›
Shark Culling Begins in Western Australia
updated 10:38 AM EST, Mon January 27, 2014 Shark cull aims to end attacks STORY HIGHLIGHTS Western Australian government kills first shark as part of a controversial culling program Shooting of a three-meter tiger shark draws an angry response… Read More ›
Overfishing Seriously Endangers Sharks & Rays
The most threatened species in the shark and ray Class are the sawfishes; all the world’s species are classified by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) as Critically Endangered. The US population of smalltooth sawfish has declined by an estimated 99% while European sawfish are assumed extinct.