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The Politics of Shark Protection

December 9, 2011
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With recent events such as oil spills, failing fisheries, bitter debates over climate change, and a controversial new ocean policy, science is increasingly in the public spotlight, yet technical subject matter can be tricky for scientists to convey to journalists, policymakers, or even the general public.

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Reuters (Mar. 9, 2012) — A new study using a "chum" camera to track shark populations in the Caribbean, concludes that areas of the ocean protected from fishing are having a tangible, positive impact on shark and fish numbers, compared to areas where fishing still takes place.
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Bull Sharks

Bull Sharks

National Geographic (Jan. 20, 2012) — National Geographic biologist Mike Heithaus travels to the shallow coastal waters of the Florida Keys, where the bull shark makes its home and unsuspecting beachgoers frolic. Heithaus investigates the shark’s feeding habits using Crittercam®.
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