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Bluefin Tuna: Promise and Problems in a New Government Proposal

For sixty years, U.S. fishermen targeting yellowfin tuna and swordfish in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean with longlines have been capturing and killing severely depleted bluefin tuna. Longlines, which can stretch for 40 miles long and… Read More
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Healing wounds on the body of mature female oceanic whitetip shark.

The Weird World of Shark Mating

THINK: HICKIES BUT WITH SHARP TEETH, LEADING TO CERTAIN PREGNANCY. Written by Safina Center Fellow, Dr. Demian Chapman Every August we become acutely aware of the possibility of a shark attack. This doesn’t happen because it is late summer… Read More
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Oceanic whitetip, Bahamas.

Top Ten Shark Myths Dispelled

Written by Blue Ocean Fellows, Demian Chapman and Debra Abercrombie, and by Carl Safina 1. THERE ARE JUST A FEW KINDS OF SHARKS AND THEY ARE ALL BIG. Fact: Shark species are quite diverse and have very different… Read More
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