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Book Review: The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor

The Shark Club is an adult fiction novel about a love triangle between a shark-obsessed woman, her childhood love, and the newfound love in her life. It is chock full of facts about the ocean’s inhabitants and is reverent to … Continue reading

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10 Not-So-Scary Facts About Tiger Sharks

1. A tiger shark’s stripes fade as he gets older. 2. Tiger sharks are the second most dangerous sharks to humans (after great white sharks) 3. Tiger sharks eat a variety of animals, including sea turtles (their teeth can crack … Continue reading

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10 Amazing Facts About Great White Sharks

1. Great white sharks are the largest predatory fish in the oceans. 2. The great white shark’s scientific name Carcharodon carcharias means ragged tooth. 3. The largest great white sharks recorded were over 20 feet long (6.1 m) and weighed … Continue reading

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Children’s Book Review: If Sharks Disappeared by Lily Williams

If Sharks Disappeared, is written and illustrated by Lily Williams, and published by Roaring Brook Press. It is a much needed book about sharks. There are numerous children’s books about sharks, but not many show sharks in a positive light. … Continue reading

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Hammerhead Sharks at Cocos Island

Ah, it feels great to swim around in a school of Hammerhead Sharks. My name is Sam. Here at Cocos Island, off of the shore of Costa Rica, I can roam free with hundreds of other hammerhead sharks. I used … Continue reading

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A Great White Shark’s view of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week

Hi, my name is Boo. I’m the star of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. At least my species is. I’m a great white shark. My name is Boo because I like to sneak up on my prey. The name … Continue reading

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The Fastest, Heaviest, Largest, Longest, & Oldest Ocean Animals

Now that the Winter Olympics are over, I thought I’d list some record-breaking ocean animals: 1. The fastest fish in the ocean is a sailfish clocked at 68.18 mph (miles per hour)or 109.73 kph (kilometers per hour). 2. The fastest … Continue reading

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What is CITES, and how does it affect sharks and rays worldwide?

March madness came early for ocean conservationists yesterday (9am March 11,2013 local time in Thailand) as the twitterverse was abuzz with the hashtags #CITES #CITES4sharks So what is CITES, and how does it affect sharks and rays worldwide? In short, … Continue reading

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Why does Shark Stanley and his friends need your help?

Hi, my name is Shark Stanley and I am a Hammerhead Shark. My friends, Reina the Manta Ray, Pierre the Porbeagle Shark, and Waqi the Oceanic Whitetip Shark, and I live on a coral reef. We are not only featured … Continue reading

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Top 5 Tweet Links for February 18-24, 2013

Rare Octopus Breeding in Alameda (California) Bedroom via @SFGate Kenya Whale shark Safari Swims in Controversy via Yahoo! News May the Force Be With Them: Glowing Shark Scares off Predators with “Lightsabers” via @Oceanleadership Dolphins Call Each Other by Name … Continue reading

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The Endangered Animals of Finding Nemo: Great White Sharks

G’day mate, my name’s Bruce. I’m a Great White Shark. While I am great, heh heh, I am white only on my belly! The rest of me is gray. In Finding Nemo, my and chums and I had the motto, … Continue reading

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Domino the Whale Shark Gets Freed From a Fisherman’s Net!

There I was gulping seawater as usual to filter out my next meal, and cruising along at a modest 3 mph (4.8 kph) when bam! Instantly, I could no longer get anywhere when I flicked my powerful tail. I am … Continue reading

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Moby the Manta Ray Part 2: How I Am Alike and Different From My Cousins the Sharks

Sharks, rays, and skates are part of a group of fish known as elasmobranchs. There are many ways in which I am the same as my cousins, the sharks and rays. All elasmobranchs do not have any bones. We are … Continue reading

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Moby the Manta Ray: I Am Not a Devilfish! Part 1

Hello, my name is Moby and I am a manta ray (Manta birostris). Despite the unfortunate nickname humans have given me, “devilfish,” I am quite a gentle and graceful giant. My wingspan can be up to 25 feet (7.6 meters) … Continue reading

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Letter to California Governor Jerry Brown in support of AB 376

Dear Governor Jerry Brown, As a lifelong California resident, Chinese-American, and Marine Biologist, I urge you to sign AB 376 (The Shark Protection Act) into law. The shark fin ban has nothing to do with racism; it is solely an … Continue reading

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