Tag Archive: shark


Swarming

Scalloped hammerhead sharks at Punta Maria site, Cocos Island.

Source: Alexander Safonov

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Not Your Average Holiday BBQ

Diners at the Iberostar Hotel in Tunisia select their own cut to be cooked by the chef.

[I have no information on the circumstances of this catch, if it was accidental or targeted etc. It appears to be a thresher shark which are considered a vulnerable species* by the ICUN, but hey if it’s dead already may as well eat it? (Representatives for the hotel have since stated it was a one-off event, now never to be repeated). Hopefully it was at least a learning experience for those who tried a piece, forcing them to have a conversation they may never have considered about sharks.]

*A vulnerable species is one which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as likely to become endangered unless the circumstances threatening its survival and reproduction improve. So, pretty much every commercial catch ever.

Source: ScubaNews

Dingo eating a shark, Fraser Island QLD.

Tethered

International freedive and spearfishing champion, Cameron Kirkconnell.

Source: Facebook

Whale Shark

Biggest fish in the world.

Photo by V. Mignon for the Cairns Underwater Film Festival

Source: Queensland Blog

     

“This particular shark was just as curious as I was, which enabled me to capture such an amazing shot. His eye came just above the surface and stared back at me as if to show me he was watching, while below the surface his mouth opened to reveal his sharp teeth.” — Nature’s Best Photographer, Deano Cook

Source: Ocean Views 2012 Competition (Smithsonian)

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