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Florida loves to fish! They love to fish for sharks from the beach. It's quite popular to fish for sharks from the beach in many parts of Florida. The fishing practice is a bit controversial as many anglers have been taking selfies with the sharks they catch. 

Why is that so controversial? The fishers are excited about what they caught. They followed the rules, for the most part; however, the act of taking a selfie many not be allowed anymore because it is not good for the shark.

The big problem with taking a photo with sharks on the beach is that the anglers will drag the sharks out of the water and hold them there for the perfect shot. sharks need water to breathe; therefore, holding the shark out of the water is torturing them. 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has taken the advice by various shark scientists, policy makers and the conservation community and are getting ready to accept and implement rules of no photography of sharks after the catch. 

Take a listen to the episode for my thoughts on the matter and the challenges that come with this type of rule.

Note: Click here to listen to Dr. David Shiffman speak on why the rules are so important.

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Direct download: SUFB_S699_FloridaLooksToAddMoreProtectionsToSharksWithAnglers.mp3
Category:sharks -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Sharks are terrific predators, so much so, they have been found to eat their siblings while still in the womb. Researchers at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Motobu, Japan, used an underwater ultrasound to see nurse shark pups jumping in and out of their respective uterus in the mother.

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Direct download: SUFB_S662_BabySharksJumpUteriToEatTheirSiblings.mp3
Category:sharks -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

As Shark Week is on it's way, I thought it would be great to get our friend of the podcast, Dr. Dave Ebert (aka @lostsharkguy) on the podcast to discuss his journey to the wonderful island of Sri Lanka to discover more sharks.

If you are not familiar with Dave's work, he discovers and studies new shark, ray and chimera species. It's quite amazing what his team has accomplished over the past few decades and will accomplish in the next few decades as well.

If you like sharks, take a listen to this episode as Dave journeyed to Sri Lanka to discover new sharks.

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Direct download: SUFB_S513_FindingNewSharksInSriLankaWithDrDaveEbert.mp3
Category:sharks -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Dr. Austin Gallagher is someone who never stops in this Marine Science and Conservation Industry. He conducts research on sharks and other predators all over the world, he founded and leads a non-profit organization called Beneath The Waves; and, he is now a social entrepreneur that quenches your thirst with Tempo, an all organic no sweetener sparkling tea that is built to be good for the Ocean.

I am truly honoured to have Austin as my guest today where he tells us about all of his ventures including working with his team to tag hammerhead sharks in Japan with a free diver and professional surfer. 

You.Do.Not.Want.To.Miss.This.Episode!!!

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Direct download: SUFB_S392_MarineScienceAndEntrepreneurismWithAustinGallagher.mp3
Category:sharks -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Shark advocates and scientists strive for the same cause: protect sharks from their rapid global decrease in population. However, advocates and scientists don't always agree on the methods. Some people want all finning and fishing of all sharks to stop completely. Others feel it's more realistic to have some sustainable shark fisheries and want to ban finning altogether. A current proposed bill in Congress that will ban finning of any kind is testing the relationship among some advocates and scientists. 

Debate on the methods of science, conservation and protection is healthy. What is NOT healthy is the personal attacks after heated debates online. Personal attacks do not help move ideas forward. They do the opposite. They further divide the rational line of compromise and agreements. 

I discuss this in our second story of this episode because advocates are personally attacking a researcher for their stance on the proposed bill to ban the sale of all fins in the US. 

Listen to the podcast and let me know how you feel this issue could have been solved in our Facebook Group.

Also on the podcast: 
1) Thousands of fish, including 1,000-2,000 leopard sharks die in San Francisco Bay; and,
2) An alliance is formed to track the distribution line to eliminate illegal fishing in our global seafood market.

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Direct download: SUFB_S379_ProtectingSharksAndThePeopleWhoStudyThem.mp3
Category:sharks -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

There is a big problem in San Francisco Bay: A number of sharks and other fish are washing ashore dead. Sean van Sommeran is on the front lines making sure each fish is processed and analyzed to find out why. 

Sean's organization, The Pelagic Shark Research Foundation, is partnering with the Marine Mammal Center and some researchers who specialize in fish health to help determine why a number of different sharks such as leopard sharks, white sharks and other fish (eagle rays, etc.) are washing up on the shore dead. 

These strandings have bee occurring for the past 5-6 weeks and it's not the first time this type of stranding event has occurred.

Listen to the podcast to hear more on why these sharks and other fish are dying this spring. 

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Direct download: SUFB_S311_SharkStrandingsInSFBayWithSeanvanSommeran.mp3
Category:sharks -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Rick MacPherson joins me on the podcast to talk about Marine Conservation in Small Island Communities and Sustainable Shark Tourism. I wanted Rick on the podcast ever since I started recording the first episode. I am so glad he was able to join us to discuss how conservation is done on small island communities and how sustainable shark tourism should be conducted. 

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Direct download: SUFB_S293_WorkingWithCommunitiesToProtectTheOceanWithRickMacPherson.mp3
Category:sharks -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Have you ever heard of a shark being stranded? Well it happens more often than you think. Sean van Sommeran knows all about it too because he has monitoring California beaches for more than 3 decades. 

Sean approached me last week about a recent shark stranded in which the Marine Mammal Center found. Sean is responsible for determining what happened to the shark to prevent more occurrences from happening and to determine the cause.

Listen to Sean as we discuss shark strandings, their causes and how a recent incident at a Huttington Beach pier in not the first event.

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Direct download: SharkStrandingsAndPierFishingWithSeanSommeran.mp3
Category:sharks -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

SUFB 260: Monitoring Pelagic Sharks With Sean van Sommeran

My first interview of 2017 HAD to be about sharks!!! Sean van Sommeran is the Executive Director at the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation. Sean and I discuss what he observed in sharks over the past 35 years along the coast of California and other places like Canada and Chile.

We often hear about the popular shark species such as great whites, tiger sharks, bull sharks and hammerhead sharks; however, Sean talks about shark species such as the basking sharks and leopard sharks. It's fun to talk different shark species with someone who has studied them for so long and has been involved in establishing one of the first shark conservation organizations back in 1990.   

Enjoy the podcast!

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Direct download: SUFB_S260_MonitoringPelagicSharksWithSeanvanSommeran.mp3
Category:sharks -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Dr. David Shiffman is a newly graduated Phd scientist specializing in shark ecology and conservation and is quite the science communications super star. He shares is knowledge and passion for shark science with thousands of his followers on Twitter and Facebook. 

We are fortunate to have David chat to us about his number one Ocean passion of sharks and discuss his PhD dissertation as well as his strategies for science communication.

Enjoy the podcast!

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Direct download: SUFB_S254_WhySharksMatterWithDavidShiffman.mp3
Category:sharks -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

I am so happy to be bale to provide this interview for you with Jillian Morris. She is a great biologist, videographer, educator and conservationist. Jillian tells us how she got to where she is today from childhood playtime in the ocean and seeing her first in-person shark when she was 8 to filming them at close range to change the perspective of shark behaviour in kids all over the worlds. 

We also discuss how she started Sharks 4 Kids and how she teaches different age groups about sharks. 

 

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Direct download: SUFB_S160_SharkEducationWithJillianMorris.mp3
Category:sharks -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

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