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Visitors of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina beaches received quite the surprise early morning of March 18th. They witnessed a dead 7-foot-long sand tiger shark  laying on the beach according to Mike Wagner, operations manager for Hilton Head Island Shore Beach Services. As sand tiger sharks are typically found in warm, coastal waters, it is no surprise that one would wash up off the coast of South Carolina. When South Carolina Natural Resources Department employees arrived on scene, they were unsure of the cause of death. According to David Lucas, a spokesperson for the department, the shark carcass was loaded onto the department’s trailer and was then transported to a remote Department of Natural Resources disposal site. Sand tiger sharks, also known as the gray nurse sharks, are a brownish-grey with rust colored spots on the top and a white belly. One look at the sharp, pointed teeth protruding from…
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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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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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