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A Japanese perspective

Roving reporter Emily from the blog Hey from Japan- Notes on Moving, “filed” this report following my posts about shark finning in Mozambique and the primary reason for it i.e. shark fin soup. I use the term “filed” but what she actually did was send me some photographs she took, added some interesting notes, and […]

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Things I didn’t know about shark fin soup

Recently I wrote about the effect of shark fishing and shark finning on the Mozambique coastline (see this post). I realized that I didn’t know much about it – what exactly shark fin soup is, who eats it and how it originated. So I did a little research and found some interesting facts about it. […]

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Sharks getting a raw deal – on the dark side of Mozambique

This post is part of the Mozambique 2011 series. The previous post in this series is Chicken run to Pomene. This blog has previously featured shark stories focusing on the large number of big sharks off the South African coast, and the dangers they pose to bathers, surfers and divers. Now it is time to […]

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An Expert: Sharks want fish, not humans

So says Ryan Johnson, of the independent research institute, Ocean Research. Yes, I’m on about sharks again! [For those of you who missed my previous posts on the subject, click on the “sharks” tag on the right-hand side of the page.] As we are moving towards our summer and the long summer holidays (when a […]

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Adopt a Shark

Don’t know what to give friends and family for their birthdays this year? You can always “adopt” an animal on their behalf from the World Wildlife Fund. According to the WWF, your gift “will help protect the future of nature. Your symbolic adoption supports WWF’s global efforts to protect wild animals and their habitats.” Although […]

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GWS call home!

To continue the shark theme from yesterday . . . (If the Discovery Channel can have a Shark Week, so can I!) I came across an article about the monitoring of Great White sharks in Australia. Great White sharks along parts of the Australia coast, have been fitted with electronic tracking devices. If the shark […]

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Mistaken Identity

My brother and I have had this debate going for years now. About sharks. More specifically about their intentions regarding humans. My view is that sharks are equal opportunity hunters. Why spend so much energy going after faster (than us anyway)  swimming seals or fish, when there are convenient humans floundering around in the surf? […]

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