Cuban, U.S. scientists bond over large sharks

Jul 11, 2015

Cuban, U.S. scientists bond over large sharks

Somewhere in the North Atlantic right now, a longfin mako shark — a cousin of the storied great white — is cruising around, oblivious to the yellow satellite tag on its dorsal fin. In mid-July, that electronic gizmo should pop off, float to the ...

Nov 16, 2014

South Africa trials high-tech shark repellent

South Africa has started testing a shark-repelling electronic cable in Cape Town in a high-tech experiment aimed at protecting swimmers without harming the deadly sea predators. Researchers at KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board installed a 100-meter-long cable on Friday in a small bay in Cape Town. ...

Sep 9, 2014

Man dies in suspected shark attack in Australia

A man was killed Tuesday in an apparent shark attack at the popular tourist destination of Byron Bay on Australia’s east coast despite a beachgoer’s rescue attempt, police said. The beachgoer swam 15-20 meters (50-65 feet) from the shore of Clarkes Beach to retrieve ...

Anti-shark devices popular on Maui after attacks

Jan 26, 2014

Anti-shark devices popular on Maui after attacks

A surge in shark attacks on Maui over the past year, including two fatal ones, hasn’t stopped people from surfing and swimming in the warm ocean waters that surround the Hawaii island. But it has spurred sales of devices that claim to keep sharks ...

Jun 1, 2013

Tokyo to reject regulation deal on shark trade

Japan will reject a recent decision by member countries of the Washington Convention to regulate international trade in sharks whose populations have declined sharply due to over-hunting for their fins, government sources said Friday. The government will file a reservation about the regulation, arguing ...