Posts Tagged “conservation”

Manta Rays and Mirrors…

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Manta Rays and Mirrors…

Here i discuss research conducted by Dr Csilla Ari and Dr Dominic D’Agostino on the Giant Manta Ray. Their study provides evidence for behavioural responses in Manta’s that are known to be prerequisites for self awareness in other species. Given …

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Life After Death: How we hatched live shark pups from dead females

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Life After Death: How we hatched live shark pups from dead females

Here i report on a conservation project by Sharklab-Malta that i became involved with; removing eggcases from trawl captured sharks, hatching them out and releasing them back into the wild.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2018/feb/19/life-after-death-how-we-hatched-live-shark-pups-from-dead-parents

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Giving Fiji’s Shark God a Helping Hand

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Giving Fiji’s Shark God a Helping Hand

In this Guardian blog I take a closer look at the Marine Protected Areas in Fiji, specifically the Shark Reef Marine Reserve in the Beqa Channel.

Legend has it that Dakuwaqa, the ancient shark god, provides protection for the people

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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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