An Important Read if You are Concerned about Saving the Oceans–Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks, by Juliet Eilperin

Juliet Eilperin is a courageous reporter. I am not referring to the times she put on scuba gear and swam with lemon sharks, Caribbean reef sharks, black nose sharks, and whale sharks during her research for Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks. What required real bravery was going into a Hong Kong […]

Sharks Are Disappearing from the World’s Oceans One Bowl of Soup at a Time

Julia Baum’s official title is Postdoctoral Associate for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at the University of Santa Barbara. Her young nieces and nephews simply call her a sharkologist. Baum should issue an audience advisory before she discusses her research: Caution, studying the oceans’ great predators is seriously depressing business. “For 400 years, sharks have evolved […]

Obama Administration Supports Protection for High-Profile Bluefin, But Will Anybody at CITES Speak out on Behalf of Equally Endangered Sharks?

News this week that the United States had come out in support of giving endangered Atlantic bluefin tuna protection under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) was hailed as a major victory by environmental groups. “The Obama administration’s decision to support a CITES Appendix I listing of Atlantic bluefin […]