Sharks beached in the Netherlands


This is a sand tiger shark video.

From Dutch news agency ANP:

On the beach of the village Kerkwerve (municipality Schouwen-Duiveland, province of Zeeland) this Saturday, 19 dead sand tiger sharks were found.

One hundred and thirteen countries have signed on to an agreement to protect seven migratory sharks currently threatened with extinction byway of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), according to the UN Environment Program (UNEP). The agreement prohibits hunting, fishing, or deliberate killing of the great white shark, basking shark, whale shark, porbeagle shark, spiny dogfish, as well as the shortfin and longfin mako sharks. However, Australia has declared it will ignore certain protections: here.

Porbeagle shark protected, other sharks not: here.

Underwater photographer Francis Perez recently captured rare, detailed images of the enigmatic smalltooth sandtiger shark, which lives in depths of up to 3281 feet: here.

Shortfin Mako Shark Isurus oxyrinchus: here.

The mako shark is an endangered species that is facing extinction: here.

How Many Teeth Does A Shark Really Have? Here.

1 thought on “Sharks beached in the Netherlands

  1. Fish wiped out in fin soup demand

    Asia: Surging demand for shark fin soup in Asia is driving many species of these big fish to the brink of extinction, a US marine conservation group has warned.

    In a report released at a UN endangered species meeting, Oceana said that up to 73 million sharks are killed each year, primarily for their fins.

    As a result, some populations have reportedly plummeted by as much as 83 per cent, prompting the 175-nation Convention on International Trade in Endangered Speciesto consider proposals at its two-week meeting in Doha to regulate the shark trade.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/content/view/full/88024

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