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Is the tide turning in favour of sharks?

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 9 August, 2013 2 comments

At the end of Shark Week, it's time for some good news on sharks. Despite all the earlier blogs this week , this is not me trying to convince you sharks are huggable and loveable (though, they are, obviously), rather a round-up of...

Shark Week: Naming and shaming the world’s most ridiculous sharks

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 8 August, 2013

Lots of people are frightened of sharks. That makes some sense if you think all sharks are relentless man-eating teeth-machines, but in reality the vast majority of them are much more scared of us, or they should be. There are over 350...

New Zealand: Nicer to elves than sharks

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | 7 August, 2013 3 comments

New Zealand might be a good place for hobbits, elves and dwarfs and make a spectacular film set , but it's not much fun if you're a shark. This small country at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean is one of the strongholds of shark...

Shaping up for a fin-filled Shark Week

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 5 August, 2013 1 comment

It’s Shark Week. You're allowed to be excited. If you already like sharks you will doubtless be thrilled that the internet is awash with sharp-finned fun. But if you don't know much about sharks, or are a bit wary because they're...

Never-ending teeth, Ninjas, and cannibalistic babies – 10 amazing shark facts

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 6 August, 2013 1 comment

Sharks have a never-ending supply of teeth. They regenerate replacement dentition on an inexhaustible toothy conveyor belt... which explains why you see so few shark dentists. But sharks are not all about teeth, despite the bad...

For the oceans - every week is Shark Week!

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 11 August, 2014 1 comment

'Shark':  it’s an evocative and symbolic single syllable. Just the sound of the word conjures up a host of associated images, usually to do with menacing fins, teeth, and a certain cinematic soundtrack.  #SharkWeek ramps up the...

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