Sharks Gain International Protection

Shark conservation. Shark protection. Shark conservation campaigns

Conservation efforts for sharks took a strong turn for the better this October, thanks to the United Nations-backed Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild (CMS). Convening in Manila, the Convention secured a pact signed by 126 countries, that’s designed to provide cross-protections to migratory animals – both on land and at sea. Let’s look a bit closer at the results of the convention, and the organisation behind…

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Meet Dorien, the One-Time Wanderer

Dorien, the great white shark tagged for shark tracking, research and conservation efforts in Mossel Bay, South Africa.

Ocearch’s tracking technology allows researchers to monitor shark’s movements throughout the world’s oceans, providing valuable insight into their behavior and their range. Today, we’d like to introduce one of these sharks: Dorien. Dorien’s profile Photo credit: www.ocearch.org. Species: White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) Gender: Female Stage of Life: Immature Length:  3 meters Weight: 351.5 kg Tag Date: Mar 21, 2012 Tag Location: Mossel Bay Total Travel: 6 563 km Dorien, a female great white shark, is a…

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