Post Tagged with: "sharks"

Why Does Shark Finning Happen?

Why Does Shark Finning Happen?

26 July, 2017 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

On their recent expedition to Cocos Island, a global hotbed of shark activity, Mission Blue sat down with Randall Arauz, a lifelong marine conservationist and recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2010 for his efforts in protecting sharks and the banning of the shark finning industry in Costa Rica. […]

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Interview with DiscoShark creator, Kevin McHugh

Interview with DiscoShark creator, Kevin McHugh

26 July, 2017 at 12:45 am Comments are Disabled

We caught up with New York artist and conservationist, Kevin McHugh, to talk about his innovative use of art to bring shark conservation to a whole new audience.   As an artist in New York, what was it that created this passion for marine life, and sharks in particular? I […]

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Megalodon Shark Facts – The Largest Known Ocean Predator

Megalodon Shark Facts – The Largest Known Ocean Predator

25 July, 2017 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

Though estimated to be extinct for nearly 2.6 million years, the Megalodon is said to be one of the largest known predators to ever swim the ocean deep. These incredible creatures would reach nearly 59ft (18m) in length, weighed about 65 tons, and would eat whales as part of their […]

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For PADI, Every Week is Shark Week

For PADI, Every Week is Shark Week

24 July, 2017 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

This week marks the 29th season of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, appearing in more than 220 countries and territories around the world – a clear sign that it’s the perfect opportunity for PADI® to rally public support for shark conservation. Although the media (and most certainly Shark Week) have played […]

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Support the Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act

Support the Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act

14 June, 2017 at 7:05 am Comments are Disabled

  In March, the federal Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act (S. 793/ H.R. 1456) was introduced in the Senate by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) and in the House by Representatives Ed Royce (R-CA) and Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (I- MP). If passed, the bill would ban […]

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Shark Conservationist Jillian Morris Joins Team of PADI AmbassaDivers

Shark Conservationist Jillian Morris Joins Team of PADI AmbassaDivers

26 May, 2017 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

“Our whole lives we are taught to fear them because they are monsters, but in reality, they are fascinating creatures which are a critical part of keeping oceans healthy.” Shark conservationist Jillian Morris has dedicated her life and career to these often misunderstood creatures of the deep. Her passion to […]

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