Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Week in Review: Are You Ready for the Best Week of the Year?

1. Shark Week 2016: What's on the Agenda this Year?

Underwater cameraman Duncan Brake films for Shark week 2016
5 MORE DAYS UNTIL SHARK WEEK! We can not control our excitement!!

Last year, 42 million viewers tuned in to watch Shark Week. The 2016 programming will kick off at on Sunday, June 26th at 8pm ET with Tiger Beach. Discovery is, once again, put together documentaries and programs with all real footage, research, and findings on sharks all over the world. The shows last year and this year are a true testament to Discovery Communications new branding as "The World's #1 Nonfiction Media Company".This year, Discovery will also have a live Shark Cam 24 hrs a day!  Read more...


2. BUSTED: More Contraband Shark Fins!

Last week, we shared a story that was pretty similar to this one. Unfortunately, there are more incidents to report. National Geographic's Special Investigations Unit reported that there were cases of illegal possessions of shark fins, giant tortoises, crayfish, ivory, and timber last week. Read more...

These articles highlight the fact that although the international governments have laws against this activity, it continues. The shark fins were found in Taiwan and belonged to a protected shark species.  Read more...


3. Deep Atlantic: Scientist Launch Ocean Mission

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This week, the ATLAS project launched! Not sure exactly what that is referring to? The project is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. Scientists and researchers around Europe and North America will spend 4 years studying unknown ecosystems and changing ocean currents. To learn more about the project, take a look at the video  here... To read more about the project and to follow the case studies,  read here... 


4. Rhode Island Protects Sharks!

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo recently signed a low that bans the sale possession, and trade of shark fins in the state. Rhode Island has become the 11th US state to ban the sale of shark fins. Rhode Island, also known as the 'Ocean State' has now made a commitment to help end global shark fin trade.   Read more...


5. Sharks Experience Rush Hour Too

An article was recently published in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology revealing that sharks at the Pacific atoll of Palmyra have a particularly active time of day. Using sonar originally designed for the US Navy, the scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara, were able to determine that shark activity in and out of the lagoon peaks between 7 and 8 o'clock every evening. The research also provided the researchers with a quantitative understanding of size classes in the area. Read more...


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