Posts Categorized: Sharks

Hammerhead in net, ©

Swordfishermen be warned! »

Some commercial fishermen use drift gillnets to sweep the ocean and end up collecting not only intended species of fish, but also “bycatch”, other unintended sea life like whales, dolphins, sharks, sea turtles and seals.

Wolverine, © Anna Yu/iStock

Wildlife Weekly Wrap Up »

Rare Wolverines Confirmed in New Areas in Wyoming; Wolf Science – “When shooting a coyote kills a wolf”; Rare Lynx Sighting Caught on Camera; Save These Sharks; Alarming Rates of Plastic in Sea Turtles

whale shark, ©Wolcott Henry 2005/Marine Photobank

A Whale of a Shark »

Whale sharks weigh in at several tons and stretch up to 45 feet or more in length. But despite their enormous size, this threatened species has proved remarkably difficult to study in the wild. Only in recent decades have scientists begun to uncover more about them.

Honeybee, © Brad Stocke

Wildlife Weekly Wrap-Up »

Killing of Cecil the Lion Highlights Need for Further Lion Conservation; California State Ban on Shark Fins Upheld in Federal Court; Obama’s Crack Down on Illegal Ivory Trafficking; Did You Know? Most Polar Bears Don’t Hibernate; The Latest from the Sagebrush Sea; Climate Change Reduces Bee Habitat, Study Shows

Grizzly with cubs, © Jim Chagares

Wildlife Weekly Wrap-Up »

Wandering Wolf OR-7 Fathers Pups Two Years in A Row! New National Poll Finds 90 Percent of American Voters Support the Endangered Species Act; Authorities Crack Down on Illegal Ivory Trade in Mozambique; Public Support is High for Grizzly Reintroduction in Washington; Defenders Advocates for Sharks and Rays in Ecuador