Posts tagged with: "sharks"

A researcher swims near a whale shark off the coast of Nosy Be island near Madagascar. Courtesy Simon J. Pierce.

To save whale sharks, first we track their young

An international team of researchers have for the first time uncovered the migration routes for whale sharks around Madagascar. Surprisingly, […]

A roaming bull shark. Courtesy: Hendrik Sauvignet.

Why has this tiny island seen a sharp rise in shark bites?

 A small island has become a hotbed for shark bites, and people may be partly to blame. According to […]

Shark biologist teams up with aerospace engineer to discover behaviors of oceanic whitetips

Shark biologist teams up with aerospace engineer to discover behaviors of oceanic whitetips

Oceanic whitetip sharks move with extreme efficiency, exploiting physics to maximize their energy surplus for both hunting and downtime. A […]

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One-third of all shark species in fin trade are endangered

One-third of all shark species in fin trade are endangered

Nearly one-third of the shark species in the global fin trade are at risk of extinction, according to a new […]

Belize to create world’s first ray sanctuary, guided by Global FinPrint

Belize to create world’s first ray sanctuary, guided by Global FinPrint

The government of Belize today announced the establishment of the first-ever nationwide ray sanctuary, motivated, in part, by data from […]

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August 2017 in photos: Solar eclipse, moving in and tagging sharks

August 2017 in photos: Solar eclipse, moving in and tagging sharks

By Joel Delgado ’12, MS ’17 As we flip the calendar from August to September, we say goodbye to summer and […]

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EPA funding critical for the preservation of South Florida’s marine ecosystems

EPA funding critical for the preservation of South Florida’s marine ecosystems

By Sebastian Villanueva As FIU advocates urged Congress to restore important funding for EPA’s South Florida Geographic Initiative, President Mark […]

July 2017 in photos: SummerFest, volcano sharks and an elephant

July 2017 in photos: SummerFest, volcano sharks and an elephant

By Joel Delgado ’12, MS ’17 The summer is flying by! We’re wrapping up July and gearing up for August and […]

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Caribbean reef sharks patrol the reefs in great numbers off Grand Cayman. While shark fishing is allowed here, there seems to be a high abundance of sharks which is rare of the Caribbean.

Global FinPrint guides shark conservation in Dominican Republic

Officials in the Dominican Republic are working with Global FinPrint researchers to guide their conservation efforts in the wake of a […]

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Team Predator: Researchers go far and deep to protect endangered sharks

Team Predator: Researchers go far and deep to protect endangered sharks

Demian Chapman walked through the streets of Hong Kong overwhelmed by the smell of shark meat for sale. Shop after […]

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World’s largest shark survey just got bigger

World’s largest shark survey just got bigger

Global FinPrint is the first-ever global survey to inform shark and ray conservation Researchers attempting the world’s largest survey of […]

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The animals in question resemble bonnethead sharks found throughout the Caribbean, but differences in DNA are leading scientists to believe they belong to a different species.

Discovered: Possible new species of hammerhead shark 

DNA finding could have major implications for conservation Scientists have discovered what they believe to be a new species of […]

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FIU Researcher Jeremy Kiszka prepares a drone for deployment for a shark survey along the island of Moorea.

Aerial drones reveal sharks in shallow water

Answers about shark populations could come from the skies, new research finds. Using drones, a team of researchers from FIU […]

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Sharks given fighting chance with science, policy

Sharks given fighting chance with science, policy

You asked. We answered. In early June, FIU News invited our readers to submit their questions about sharks. We shared those […]

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Heithaus on Shark Week: sharks and dolphins, it’s complicated

Heithaus on Shark Week: sharks and dolphins, it’s complicated

Sharks and dolphins have shared the ocean for ages, but only recently, scientists have begun to understand the true nature […]

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