Astonishing testimony by New Zealand fisherman Dick Ledgerwood sheds light on mysterious and elusive ritualIt has been described as the “holy grail” of marine biology, an act that is crucial to the survival of apex predators but has never been documented in detail: the mating of great white sharks.Despite decades of research into the habits of the white pointer, how and where the marine creatures mate has largely remained a mystery. Until now. Continue reading...
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A lack of awareness and ever-increasing competition among fishing boats threaten one of the sea’s most...A lack of awareness and ever-increasing competition among fishing boats threaten one of the sea’s most vital speciesThe temperature is cooling down in the fish market in Monastir, Tunisia. Still, the suffocating smell of the fish guts that have sat through the full force of the day’s heat hangs heavy in the air. The stallholders have left now, but on the floor amid the detritus is the unmistakable shape of a severed shark’s head.Nearby, in a skip, the bodies of two guitarfish rays lie discarded, stripped of meat to the cartilage. Continue reading...
The last that researchers heard from Katharine via her transmitter was nearly a year ago, leaving...The last that researchers heard from Katharine via her transmitter was nearly a year ago, leaving her fate a mystery. Recently, though, there came some weak pings.