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Seal vs Great White Seal vs Great White 0 Likes | 0 Comments
10 October 2013

This is the jaw-some moment a lucky seal manages to overturn the odds and escape from a great white - after balancing on its nose. Photographer David 'Baz' Jenkins, 41, spotted the near-death battle at White Pointer off the coast of Cape Town while on board a great white shark tour boat with Apex Shark Expeditions. As these amazing photographs show one seal escaped the jaws of death after balancing on the massive sharks nose just inches... Read More



Dolphin Burgers for Dolphin Park Visitors Dolphin Burgers for Dolphin Park Visitors 0 Likes | 0 Comments
8 October 2013

When it comes to walking both sides of a macabre street, it's hard to imagine a more audacious example than that of the Japanese town of Taiji. Already infamous for the annual slaughter of dolphins that was brought to light in the documentary The Cove, Taiji has now announced plans for a marine mammal park. Visitors can see dolphins and whales in a fenced-off section of a local bay. They can kayak and even swim with them and then sn... Read More



Seals and Porpoises being Killed in Increasing Numbers by Ducted Propellers Seals and Porpoises being Killed in Increasing Numbers by Ducted Propellers 0 Likes | 0 Comments
3 October 2013

Seal populations sliced up by ship propellers may face extinction warns conservation group   October 2013. WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation has called on the government to take immediate action after the release of more evidence linking the deaths of large numbers of healthy seals and harbour porpoises to injuries consistent with impact by ducted propellers used by a range of shipping vessels.

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Sharing a Wave with Dolphins Sharing a Wave with Dolphins 0 Likes | 0 Comments
26 September 2013

When surfer Trent Sherbourne zipped up his wetsuit, grabbed his board and headed down to the secluded beach he was probably hoping to have the waves to himself. So imagine his surprise when he found himself sharing the surf with a pod of dolphins who jumped out of the water right in front of him. But even more incredible is that the moment was captured back on land by a self-taught photographer who was lining up his last shot of the day whi... Read More



Environmental Conditions and Great Whites Environmental Conditions and Great Whites 0 Likes | 0 Comments
19 September 2013

Research Conducted by Marine Dynamics a Shark Cage Diving Operator in Gansbaai South Africa Read More



Shark Fin Imports Fall 30 percent Shark Fin Imports Fall 30 percent 0 Likes | 0 Comments
10 September 2013

Shark fin imports to Hong Kong have fallen by up to 30 percent since the launch of a campaign to stop airlines and shipping lines bringing in the controversial product, says an industry spokesman. Ricky Leung Lak-kee, chairman of the Hong Kong Marine Products Association, told the Sunday Morning Post the shark fin industry had been hit hard by the campaign launched last year, combined with an economic slowdown and the mainland's anti-corru... Read More



59% of the 'Tuna' Americans Eat Is Not Tuna 59% of the 'Tuna' Americans Eat Is Not Tuna 0 Likes | 0 Comments
5 September 2013

Nonprofit ocean protection group Oceana took 1,215 samples of fish from across the United States and genetically tested them in order to bring us the following astonishing facts: • 59% of the fish labeled "tuna" sold at restaurants and grocery stores in the US is not tuna. • Sushi restaurants were far more likely to mislabel their fish than grocery stores or other restaurants. • In Chicago, Austin, New Yor... Read More



DIVE-A-THON DIVE-A-THON 0 Likes | 0 Comments
2 September 2013

This year’s fifty hour DIVE-A-THON hosted by Urban Dive will raise funds to help The Sunflower Fund; a non-profit organisation with a vision to give all South Africans diagnosed with leukaemia & other life-threatening blood disorders the chance of life.                                                 ... Read More



Free Willy for Real Free Willy for Real 0 Likes | 0 Comments
29 August 2013

Even as activists and orca lovers around the world celebrate the release of the heart-wrenching documentary Blackfish, Hollywood reminds us this is not the first time that the black-and-white behemoths were celebrated on the silver screen. Last year, the French drama Rust and Bone featured killer whales in captivity as a major plot point. And today, at Hollywood's legendary Egyptian Theater, moviegoers are being treated to a powerhouse dou... Read More



New Species of Sharks Found New Species of Sharks Found 0 Likes | 0 Comments
29 August 2013

Editor’s note: Some commenters have been asking why scientists killed these sharks for their study. To clarify, the sharks were caught as bycatch during commercial fishing operations. The researchers got them afterwards. You never know what you’ll find when you go rooting around in the dark—especially the deep, dark, remote portions of the sea. Shark biologist Paul Clerkin conducted a survey in the southern Indian Ocean in... Read More



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