Posts Tagged “conservation”

The Cull Controversy

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The Cull Controversy

In my sixth Guardian blog I examine the issues around the call for culls of sharks following the tragic death of a boarder in the waters off Reunion Island earlier this year.

Culls aren’t the way to balance the needs

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Taking the Plunge with Predators

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Taking the Plunge with Predators

In my latest Guardian blog I report on diving with sharks which are well known for their bold, unhesitant approach. 

Sun, sand and apex predators: taking the plunge with oceanic whitetip sharks

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When the Research is Wrong

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When the Research is Wrong

A public campaign to cull ‘invasive’ cownose rays was hugely successful. But re-examining the data revealed a horrible truth: the rays weren’t the problem. Read more in my fifth Guardian blog here:

What happens when the research underpinning conservation is

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Shark Conservation in the UK

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Shark Conservation in the UK

This is my third blog for The Guardian, this time I am looking at Shark Conservation within the UK following on from the success of Fin Fighters organisation and the first ever “Shark Fest” held in the UK:

“Sharks fascinate

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A Dangerous Delicacy

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A Dangerous Delicacy

Here is my second blog piece for The Guardian, this time I am discussing Shark Fin Soup following a trip to Hong Kong which coincided with the Chinese New Year:

“Shark fin soup – a dangerous delicacy for humans and

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Sea Shepherd UK; Seals & Salmon Fisheries

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Sea Shepherd UK; Seals & Salmon Fisheries

Today I headed to Gardenstown & Crovie on the Banffshire coastline in the hop of having a chat with the Sea Shepherd crew who have based themselves their in order to prevent “USAN Fisheries” who trade as The Scottish Wild …

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School Outreach; Shark Program

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School Outreach; Shark Program

An interactive shark program is now available for children of primary school age, from P2 through to P7 (ages 5-11). This specially designed outreach program enables pupils to understand basic shark biology, ecology and conservation. By identifying what makes

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The Ultimate Shark Conservation Experience!

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The Ultimate Shark Conservation Experience!

The Ultimate Shark Conservation Experience!
-Sign up for the trip of a lifetime with Saltwater Life & Basking Shark Scotland Summer 2014.

– Learn about Shark Biology, Physiology, Ecology & Conservation
– Observe and swim in the wild with the

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Gill Envy; Subsurface Trip Report – Tenerife, October 2013.

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Gill Envy; Subsurface Trip Report – Tenerife, October 2013.

Hit the following dive sites over 2 days; El Puertito, Abades Micro Marine Reserve, San Miguel Ray’s and Poris. On the Underwater Camera Hunt for Green Turtles & Stingrays, all of the diving was with Amarilla Diver’s Tenerife.

The Green …

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The Conservation Status of the Blue Shark

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The Conservation Status of the Blue Shark

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