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California’s San Francisco Bay has seen repeated incidents of what could be thousands of dead sharks, rays, and several other fish species over the past several months. What’s the cause?
The Whitespotted Bamboo Shark is a strikingly beautiful and small shark that can “walk” on sand. It’s also a species that has a record of a virgin birth. Unfortunately, this is another shark species highly sought after for its meat. As a result, it’s now classified as a Near Threatened species.
As sharks continue to disappear from the earth’s waters largely due to human activities, it’s time we become more aware of the dilemma of endangered sharks. As many as 11 species may become extinct soon. Here are the details and a few tips on how you can help.
A recent shark fishing incident in Belize has conservation bodies and marine lovers outraged. The dead animals include a pregnant shark and other protected/endangered species. But local authorities say it’s completely legal.
Though the Whitetip Reef Shark is known for stealing fish, it can stay without food for 6 weeks. Spear fishers may often encounter it when it lunges at them to steal their catch. Learn more about this shark that’s now officially a threatened species.
As its name suggests, the Caribbean Reef Shark is commonly found in Caribbean waters. It’s the largest apex predator in its ecosystem. However, there is some controversy concerning the practice of humans feeding this shark bait for divers to approach it for a closer look.
A series of human attacks on sharks around the island of Cayman Brac, the Cayman Islands, has spurred the DoE to issue a stern warning.