Archive for the ‘sharks’ Tag

Going on the offensive for sharks

Over the past few posts, hopefully you have gotten a sense of how a combination of increasing demand and general prejudice has led to massive overexploitation of shark populations around the world- some of the information I have passed along is pretty bleak. But I don’t want you to think that it’s all doom and […]

Where the wild sharks are

My last post presented a pretty bleak view of current shark populations and the challenges they face, so this week I want to focus on the ways that researchers are trying to understand the most important aspects of shark conservation- sometimes the strategies they propose aren’t effective, but still lead to improved shark knowledge and […]

Peril in the high seas

When I sat down to read about shark declines around the world, I had thought I was prepared for the numbers I was about to encounter: it’s very bad, we know this now, time to reserve the trend. But as I became more and more depressed about the current situation of shark species, I realized […]

Fins on patrol

Maybe I was inspired by the Discovery Channel last month, or maybe it’s due to how many I see when I’m on the Louisiana coast doing field work, but this month I’ve decided to look more closely at the plight of sharks in the world’s oceans (and maybe this is just an attempt to face […]

Posted September 2, 2013 by Mirka Zapletal in Marine Ecosystems

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