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Bahamas Recognizes Importance of Sharks; Gives Them a Sanctuary

July 6, 2011 / No Comments

The Bahamas is the latest in a train of countries that are giving top priority to shark conservation. They have converted 243,244 square miles of the country's waters into a shark sanctuary, prohibiting any commercial fishing of the animals. A Treehugger report quoting Jill Hepp, manager of Global Shark Conservation for the Pew Environment Group, said, “2011 is fast becoming the ...

Basking Sharks, the Huge Disappearing Fish (Pictures)

May 8, 2009 / No Comments

The world's second largest fish, basking sharks are some of the scariest ocean creatures you've ever seen. A gigantic 35-feet long swimmer, the basking sharks (Cetorhinus maximus) never tell when and where they leave on a vacation. Spending time from New England to the Bahamas and across the equator to South America, experts have been annoyed by not knowing where ...

World’s Largest Shark (Whale Shark) Soars Like an Eagle

June 24, 2008 / No Comments

It's not the extinct white dolphin or something you might see at one of those incredible hotspots for whale watching, it's the world's largest shark, the whale shark. Researchers down under, that's down under (Australia) and down under (underwater) attached devices for observation to eight sharks 8 meters (26') long off Ningaloo. The devices which are designed to ...