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Scientists track sharks by sampling seawater

A simple bottle of seawater shows the identifiable tracks of numerous species of shark - no need for baiting, hooking, filming or tagging.

The Extraordinary Bull Shark is our Creature of the Month

One of the extraordinary things about bull sharks is that they are as happy in freshwater as they are in the sea. They have...
Tiger Shark

Shark loss hits global ecosystems

The loss of sharks could contribute to the destruction of one of the planet’s most under-appreciated sources of carbon storage — seagrasses, according to...

EU launches shark protection plan

The European Commission has launched a Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks. The aim is to rebuild shark stocks and...
Nurse sharks

Best places to scuba dive in March

March is a great month for shark diving, both in the northern and southern hemisphere. The Ningaloo Reef UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Western...
Shark feed - Tiger Shark

Shark Feeding Dives change Relative Abundances of Sharks

Shark feeding dives are increasing, yet are controversial. Shark tourism has great economic benefits, and can help shark conservation. What are the drawbacks?
Manta Ray

Mantas and Tuna on Red List of Endangered Species

The latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species reveals two species of Manta Ray are vulnerable, and the situation is particularly serious for tunas. Among the marine species classified as critically endangered – the most serious risk category – are staghorn and elkhorn coral, the hawksbill turtle and the Mediterranean Monk Seal. The marine realm though is very poorly covered in the IUCN Red List, comprising less than 5% of the species included.
Great white shark

Like Sharks? Volunteer with Great White Shark Project

The 1974 film "Jaws" immortalized the Great White but also did more damage to the image of the Great White Shark than they could...

Mediterranean Sharks Declining Fast

A new scientific study has concluded that sharks in the Mediterranean Sea have declined by more than 97 percent in abundance and “catch...

WIN a 6-night Guadalupe Great White Shark cage diving safari

It’s Shark Week and we have the ultimate competition for shark fans! Subscribe to the LiveAboard.com newsletter and be in to WIN a 6-night Guadalupe...