Shark Week

By Rhett Bennett Sharks have been cruising the world’s oceans for millions of years. We know them as ferocious hunters, built for the kill. And some are. However, most shark and ray species have somewhat less aggressive feeding behaviour and, of course, many end up as food themselves. These magnificent creatures have adapted to an…

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By Hollie Booth This Shark Week, take a moment to consider the manta ray. This much-loved gentle giant of the shark and ray (elasmobranch) family is a large, slow-growing and long-lived species, which makes it particularly vulnerable to overfishing. Unfortunately, fishers have increasingly targeted mantas in recent decades to meet emerging demand for their gills…

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By Luke Warwick From July 16-21, a record number of scientists and other experts from around the world gathered in Geneva at a scientific and technical committee meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) to debate the best way to protect the world’s endangered species. And fittingly, in this most sharky…

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