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Conservation divers touching marine life isn’t controversial, it’s just wrong

Photos and videos have gone viral of a group of divers swimming alongside and even touching, a huge great white shark off the south shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Ocean Ramsey, marine biologist and conservation advocate describes the encounter as “beyond magic!” via her Instagram account and many have been left speechless by the ‘awe-inspiring’ photos […]

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Scientists search for solutions to toxin build-up in sharks

If animal cruelty isn’t enough of a reason not to eat sharks, then I think this might do the trick. Sharks, as their appearance suggests, are apex predators: they eat other animals. Other animals that have been eating other organisms. All of whom have picked up some level of toxins on their quest for survival. […]

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There’s More to Sharks than Shark Week

Misunderstood, hunted, and killed by the millions, sharks might just be the animal that needs our help the most. Since 1988, Discovery has dedicated a week to all things shark- and it just so happens we have finished this year’s rendition. Though it has its role in shark conservation, it clearly isn’t its main purpose, […]