Jul 25, 2016

Shark likely attacked surfer off Kochi Prefecture

A shark is believed to have attacked a 29-year-old man Sunday evening when he was surfing in shallow waters off Irino Beach, a popular surfing spot in Kuroshio, Kochi Prefecture. The local Japan Coast Guard office quoted the man as saying a creature that ...

Sunwolves lose again in season finale

Jul 16, 2016

Sunwolves lose again in season finale

The Sunwolves’ inaugural Super Rugby season came to a close Friday with a 40-29 defeat at the hands of the Sharks at Kings Park. As it have been for much of the season, Mark Hammett’s side — which finished the season with one win, ...

Apr 29, 2016

Leitch's try helps Chiefs edge Sharks

Japan captain Michael Leitch scored a try for the second game running during the Chiefs’ 24-22 win over the Sharks on Friday in Super Rugby. No. 8 Leitch, who scored a try during their win over the Hurricanes last Saturday, crossed again in the ...

Apr 14, 2016

Taiwan fishing industry 'out of control': Greenpeace

Taiwan’s fishing industry was “out of control,” environment advocacy group Greenpeace said Thursday, with shark finning still rampant as well as labor and human rights abuses. Taiwan has one of the world’s biggest tuna fishing fleets and the new Greenpeace investigation is just the ...

Australia starts using drones to track sharks

Nov 25, 2015

Australia starts using drones to track sharks

Testing of aerial drones to track the movements of sharks in Australian waters began Wednesday as the government admitted there is “no easy way” to protect swimmers from the predators. The trials began at Coffs Harbour on the mid-north coast of New South Wales ...

Oct 25, 2015

Drones to circle Australian beaches to monitor sharks

Drones will circle popular swimming spots in eastern Australia and “listening stations” track tagged sharks as part of a new strategy announced Sunday to keep beachgoers safe after a spate of bloody attacks. The country has one of the world’s highest incidences of shark ...

Australia to test shark deterrents after wave of attacks

Sep 30, 2015

Australia to test shark deterrents after wave of attacks

Australian shark experts will test cutting-edge technology — including electrical barriers powered by wave energy — following an “unprecedented” series of attacks on swimmers. The country has one of the world’s highest incidences of shark attacks and researchers from around the world met in ...