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Sharks In Hot Water: Combating The Negative Perception of Sharks

Photo Credit: Ellen Cuylaerts

Sharks are not only swimming in an ocean that is literally heating up- and melting icecaps but “hot water” due to the negative representation the media has created around sharks. 538 more words

Cayman Islands

Where research meets protection

Captain Chris Wade speaks to the team of Planetexperts.com about marine research and ecosystem protection. His team of Ecopirates fight illegal fishing while doing research in Marine Protected Areas about their research vessel – Sea Watch.

Adventure

Animal Cruelty: ‘Fulfillment’ Constructed by Humans

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

For the past few years, a very high rate of animal cruelty in Indonesia has been revealed through the number of dailies that highlight the cases related to the felony—either about abuse or exploitation—especially to wild animals.

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Indonesia

Help Stop Shark Finning

Those close to me know that I like am obsessed with sharks. Shark lovers are well aware of the destructive (and absurd) practice of shark finning. 60 more words

Environment

Creation of world's largest marine reserve may not be enough

Last month, the Obama administration vastly expanded the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument in the central Pacific Ocean, creating the world’s largest marine reserve. The monument, originally protected in 2009 by President George W. 485 more words

Environment

"The head, the tail, the whole damn thing"

So what exactly is taking a bite (pun fully intended) out of global shark populations? One of the major culprits is a practice commonly known as shark finning.  668 more words