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New Study Estimates 100 Million Sharks Killed Each Year

Almost 100 million sharks are being killed each year, with fishing rates outstripping the ability of populations to recover, scientists have estimated. Sharks need better protection to prevent possible extinction of many species within coming decades, the researchers warned ahead … Continue reading

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Sharks of the Philippines and Shark Fins in Asia

In May and June of 2011 I accompanied the 2011 California Academy of Sciences Philippines Biodiversity Expedition as videographer and scientist, exploring, explaining and protecting the natural world.  In over 1000 dives our team observed only two sharks. These whitetip … Continue reading

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San Francisco Shark Fin Consumption Contributes to the Decrease of World Sharks

KQED Forum Show on the State Shark Fin Ban   flashvars="file=http://www.kqed.org/radio/archives/R201102160900.xml"></embed></object> A State shark fin ban is about sustainability.  Supply cannot meet the demand.  The California shark fin market is contributing to a world decimation of sharks. Sharks are important to … Continue reading

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