Comments on: Momentum builds for shark conservation http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2012/07/03/momentum-builds-for-shark-conservation/ News, opinions, photos and facts from Ocean Conservancy Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:07:47 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 By: Dreaming of Swimming with Sharks? Start with "the Domino" | The Blog Aquatic http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2012/07/03/momentum-builds-for-shark-conservation/#comment-287 Dreaming of Swimming with Sharks? Start with "the Domino" | The Blog Aquatic Fri, 17 Aug 2012 19:35:55 +0000 http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/?p=1474#comment-287 [...] IUCN lists these gentle giants as “vulnerable.” Long sought after for their fins, (finnning has caused many shark populations to plummet), the good news is that whale sharks are now a growing draw for tourists. And there’s quite an [...] [...] IUCN lists these gentle giants as “vulnerable.” Long sought after for their fins, (finnning has caused many shark populations to plummet), the good news is that whale sharks are now a growing draw for tourists. And there’s quite an [...]

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By: What's Your Shark IQ? | The Blog Aquatic http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2012/07/03/momentum-builds-for-shark-conservation/#comment-280 What's Your Shark IQ? | The Blog Aquatic Wed, 15 Aug 2012 18:43:51 +0000 http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/?p=1474#comment-280 [...] What is finning? Finning has severe impacts on shark populations. It’s the practice of slicing off a shark’s fins at sea and tossing the body, sometimes still alive, back into the ocean. A culinary delicacy, especially in shark fin soup, the fins fetch high prices. International awareness of the plight of sharks is growing, but they need our ongoing help. [...] [...] What is finning? Finning has severe impacts on shark populations. It’s the practice of slicing off a shark’s fins at sea and tossing the body, sometimes still alive, back into the ocean. A culinary delicacy, especially in shark fin soup, the fins fetch high prices. International awareness of the plight of sharks is growing, but they need our ongoing help. [...]

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