Dead shark finding precedes ‘Black October,’ the worst month for illegal fishing in Costa Rica
Crime
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Crime
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Dead shark finding precedes ‘Black October,’ the worst month for illegal fishing in Costa Rica

Lindsay Fendt - October 10, 2014

Two weeks ago, park rangers at Isla del Coco National Park, located 590 kilometers west of Costa Rica's central Pacific coast, found six dead silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) and…

Environment and Wildlife
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VIDEO: Killer whales hunt tiger shark near Costa Rica’s Cocos Island

Zach Dyer - September 10, 2014

http://vimeo.com/105756171 Divers with the excursion company Undersea Hunter saw a rare site off the coast of Costa Rica's remote Cocos Island National Park. During the first week of September,…

Climate change could leave sharks unable to hunt
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Climate change could leave sharks unable to hunt

Rachel Feltman | The Washington Post - September 10, 2014

As more and more carbon dioxide enters the atmosphere, the ocean is acidifying too quickly for sharks to keep up. For at least one species, the cost…

Could tide finally be turning for shark fin demand in China?
Business
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Business
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Could tide finally be turning for shark fin demand in China?

Felicia Sonmez | AFP - August 20, 2014

GUANGZHOU, China – A sprawling market floor in Guangzhou was once a prime location for shark fin, one of China's most expensive delicacies. But now it lies…

Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla named Shark Guardian of the Year
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla named Shark Guardian of the Year

Lindsay Fendt - November 28, 2013

In 2006, the private docks in the Pacific fishing hub of Puntarenas served as the clandestine headquarters for some of the world’s largest shark-finning operations. That year,…