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The UN Wildlife Conference held in Manila identified sharks as endangered species and established conservation efforts to protect all species of sharks around the world. The endangered species acknowledged under the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) Act recognized sharks, leopards, lions and chimpanzees in the endangered category and resolved to provide protection to 34 species. Bradnee Chambers claimed that these migratory species come across difficulties when swimming across waters of different countries; thus, they are vulnerable to lack of protection. This is because some countries may not have robust policies on wildlife protection. He further stated that “everybody has to pitch in” to protect migratory species. Scientists and experts at IUCN have identified 24% of shark species as threatened. That makes up 10 species of sharks that are critically endangered, according to the IUCN Red List. Even though all species of sharks are at risk of extinction, the species acknowledged…
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Hold on to your swim shorts. This isn’t another Syfy movie featuring Tara Reid that involves a swirling vortex of sharks attacking our sandy beaches. Since 2011, there has been an increase in Shark attacks reported around the globe. Let's delve deeper into the great sea and see all the factors that are contributing to this rise.   Shark attacks in the United States and six other countries have been the main regions for these attacks and almost 4% of shark attacks from these are other countries account for shark bites. The countries include Brazil, South Africa, Reunion, Bahamas, and Australia, to name a few and out of all the places for attacks to happen around the world, nearly half took place in waters in the United States. One scary phenomenon is that marine species around the world have been moving north. Pollution, over populated beaches, and warm weather have…
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Last November, SHARK legally used a drone to get an aerial view of Marshall Farms, a company in North Rose, New York that raises beagles and other animals for experimentation.According to THIS report, Marshal Farms has been cited for violations of the Animal Welfare Act, including that an Inspector “...found that puppies were being euthanized and necropsied in a medical building in front of hospitalized puppies, potentially causing them distress.” And “...an excessive fly infestation in some buildings, including the treatment/necropsy area.”[1]After we left the area, a security vehicle from Marshal Farms followed us. About ten miles later, State and County police made an illegal traffic stop that lasted more than an hour. Watch the video here: The police lost their credibility, their dignity, and any legitimacy by selling out to a company that sells animals for research. Shame on the New York State Police and the Wayne County Sheriff's…
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Shark Facts

Shark teeth are popular and often inexpensive beach souvenirs. Sharks shed their teeth constantly, and once one falls to the ocean floor, it's quickly covered with sand. It soaks up sediments like silica and calcite, which change the tooth's color from white to gray or brown.

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Best Beachy Binge Watching

Best Beachy Binge Watching

It's cold outside, and although beach season is just a couple more months away, the ocean lovers among us are starting to go a little stir-crazy. Why not bridge the gap between winter and spring by binge watching some beautiful, educational, ocean documentaries on Netflix? We rounded up a few...

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