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Wetpixel Live: Photographing Whitetip Sharks Photo

Wetpixel Live: Photographing Whitetip Sharks

Egypt’s Red Sea offers a fairly unique opportunity to photograph oceanic whitetip (Carcharhinus longimanus) sharks without bait. With the help of some of his amazing images, regular contributor Alex Mustard and Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon discuss some of the techniques that can help provide underwater photographers with memorable images of these iconic and increasingly rare animals.

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Florida Bans Sales of Shark Fins Photo

Florida Bans Sales of Shark Fins

The Governor of Florida has signed into law Bill SB 860 aka the Kristin Jacobs Ocean Conservation Act, which makes it illegal to import, export and sell most shark fins in Florida from October 1. There is a loophole however that allows existing holders of shark fishing permits and seafood dealers that h0ld a “valid federal Atlantic shark dealer permit” to continue to engage in the import and export of fin through into January 2025.

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Tutorial: Great White Sharks, Hammerheads, Mantas and More by Annie Crawley Photo

Tutorial: Great White Sharks, Hammerheads, Mantas and More by Annie Crawley

Annie Crawley has released the second of her “Our Ocean and You” tutorial series. This episode is entitled “Great White Sharks, Hammerheads, Mantas and More” and features footage captured by Bill Fisher, Joe Romeiro, Tom Osborn, Pascal Kobeh, and Amos Nachoum. In addition, Annie will be hosting a live webinar on 9 April at 9.00 AM PST.

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New study into shark behavior during hurricanes Photo

New study into shark behavior during hurricanes

Hakai Magazine has published an article about research that Grace Casselberry of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been doing about the reaction of sharks to hurricanes. It seems that they sense the changes in atmospheric pressure that precede these weather events, and head for the safety of deep water.

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Shark fin ban Bill passes through House Photo

Shark fin ban Bill passes through House

The Sharks Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2019 (H.R.737) has passed the US House of Representatives by a vote of 310 vs 107. The bill “makes it illegal to possess, buy, or sell shark fins or any product containing shark fins, except for certain dogfish fins. A person may possess a shark fin that was lawfully taken consistent with a license or permit under certain circumstances.

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RIP Samuel “Doc” Gruber Photo

RIP Samuel “Doc” Gruber

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Samuel “Doc” Gruber, founder of the Bimini Biological Field Station on Thursday 18 April. Doc was a shark biologist and founder of the American Elasmobranch Society. He was a Professor at the University of Miami and a recognized authority on shark science, having completed 49 Atlantic research cruises and over 170 scientific publications. The Wetpixel community sends our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends

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Florida Shark Fin ban needs support Photo

Florida Shark Fin ban needs support

Legislation has now been tabled in the Florida State Legislature that will end the trade in the fins of sharks or rays. If passed, the ban will include both the fins of animals caught within the state’s waters and fins imported via its ports. Bills have been filed in the Senate (352) and House (99) but they need public support to move forward and be voted into law.

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Spot A Shark USA Photo

Spot A Shark USA

Underwater image maker Tanya Houppermans has shared an article about a new citizen science project that aims to use images of sharks to assists scientists to study sand tiger sharks (Carcharias taurus). The site allows photographers to load images and then they can be tracked via subsequent images of the animal.

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