Mon, 22 July 2019
A new species of shark has been discovered in the Gulf of Mexico by a team of researchers in 2010. The 5.5-inch American pocket shark was fully described in the researchers' article in the Zootaxa journal.
I discuss the continued importance to explore the deep-sea as understanding this area could help human survival in the future.
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Direct download: SUFB_S840_BioluminescentPocketShark.mp3
Category:Shark -- posted at: 2:07pm EDT
Sun, 12 August 2018
Marine Conservation can be a tricky business at times. This episode covers one of those tricky times and it has to do with the porbeagle shark.
The porbeagle shark is a "mini-great white" that only feeds on fish. It's population on the east coast has dwindled to 10% of its initial population. The Canadian government has put them on the Species At Risk list to help protect them; however, the shark crosses the Canadian-US border where it is not protected and it is fished and allowed to be taken.
Researchers in Canada are worried after they have seen an increased amount of social media posts with dead porbeagle sharks that were legally caught.
What would you do in this predicament?
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Direct download: SUFB_S533_ProbeagleSharksProtectedInOneCountryKilledInAnother.mp3
Category:Shark -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT