Shooting Zebra Sharks

A few years ago, I was asked to take some images of the animals in a large public aquarium in the UK.  It was a fascinating experience and quite a challenge.  Despite the technical difficulties and safety considerations, such as not being allowed to wear fins, I had a...

Where in the world is ‘Mary Lee’? No pings from long-tagged shark

Photo courtesy: Mary Lee, arguably the most famous shark in America, has gone silent. After being tagged with a transmitter by research organization Ocearch off the coast of Cape Cod in 2012, Mary Lee gained a legion of loyal followers tracking her ocean journeys. She has nearly 130,000 Twitter followers. However, no ping has been registered since June, reports the Post and Courier of Charleston. The good news: It doesn’t necessarily mean the end of Mary Lee. Ocearch tells that it’s more likely the batteries in her transmitter, designed to last about five years, have finally given out. See related article: Probable Great White Shark Nursery Discovered off Long Island. Click here to read more at Fox News.

Shark Livers Treat Parkinson’s Disease?

One of the many reasons that ‘tree-huggers’ like me fight to protect the planet’s biodiversity is that we simply don’t know how useful it might be. While I’d argue that all of our planet’s species deserve to live without being of benefit to humans, the ‘put a dollar...

Air China offers Hope to Sharks!

The trade in shark fins gets many conservation-minded folks pretty darn mad. Every year, an estimated 73 million sharks are killed solely for their fins, to be then chucked back into the ocean to suffer a slow, unpleasant death.…
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