Three times a week, Wiener engages the sharks of the Ocean Exhibit in training sessions. Each session starts when she lowers a red triangle into the water using a long pole. In an instant, the water beneath her begins to churn with blacktips. One by one, she slips sardines laced with vitamins into the water for each shark. Because this is her assigned exhibit, Wiener knows each animal intimately and uses the opportunity to check them for signs of sickness, injury, or stress. Every pockmark and scab gets documented.
Out of the blue, 10 feet in front of him, the unmistakable dorsal fin of a shark rose up out of the water. “It was a 20-foot great white shark. I saw all of him,” Klatt recalls. “But he was not aggressive. He was just cruising. So I kept paddling until I was probably 3 feet from him.
Researchers from the University of Hawai’i at Mânoa’s Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology have tagged six more tiger sharks off West Maui – bringing their total to 21 sharks since last October.
Federal Government Announces Support for State Laws Protecting Sharks : The Humane Society of the United States
The National Marine Fisheries Service has announced that state laws to combat shark finning are not preempted by federal law, a welcome change in course from its previous position that jeopardized these important state laws to protect shark populations.
A boat carrying nine people anchored to the oddly named “Shark Island” off Serangan on Bali’s southeastern shore.
The “island” is not actually an island — it is a marine conservation project called “Bali Sharks” that focuses on saving sharks and taking care of them inside a pontoon that acts as a shark nursery until they are ready to be released into their natural habitat.
Expedition 2014: White Sharks and Whales to benefit Whale Dolphin Conservation and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy. This is your chance to see the most exciting wildlife Cape Cod has to offer: great white sharks, humpback whales, finback whales, seals and sea-birds galore! We will have the added benefit of a spotter plane to help us find wildlife.
A recently released report by a nongovernmental organization found that about 600 whale sharks and basking sharks are processed by a factory in China every year.
In entertainment, an awful lot of stuff happens behind closed doors, from canceling TV shows to organizing music festival lineups. While the public sees the end product on TVs, movie screens, or radio dials, they donât see what it took to get there. In Expert Witness, The A.V. Club talks to industry insiders about the actual business of entertainment in hopes of shedding some light on how the pop-culture sausage gets made.
The billionaire says the policy in Western Australia is damaging the country’s reputation and will deter tourists.