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    Endangered Whale Shark Fins Found in Airlines Shipment

    Endangered Whale Shark Fins Found in Airlines Shipment

    Endangered whale shark fins were found smuggled into a shipment sent via Singapore Airlines to Hong Kong in May, activist group Sea Shepherd Global announced Wednesday. The fins from the endangered species were hidden within legal fins in a 989 kilogram (approximately 2,180 pound) shipment that traveled from Colombo, Sri Lanka through Singapore to Hong […]

    Beachgoers Use Endangered Shark Dragged From Water for Selfies

    Beachgoers Use Endangered Shark Dragged From Water for Selfies

    By Zachary Toliver Sometimes humans forget that animals have feelings, too, and cause them to suffer. Just consider some Florida beachgoers who were filmed taking photos of and selfies with an injured hammerhead shark, who an expert says most likely died after the incident. On a beach near West Palm Beach, Florida, a group of […]

    Video: Humans Are Driving the Next Mass Extinction

    Video: Humans Are Driving the Next Mass Extinction

    “Species are like a house of cards, you can’t just sort of take one card out of the deck and not expect the deck to crumble,” said Dr. Michael Novacek, curator of paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History, in this reality-driven video by Racing Extinction. As the video above clearly shows, human activity […]

    Illegal Shark Fins Found Aboard Foreign Fishing Vessels

    Illegal Shark Fins Found Aboard Foreign Fishing Vessels

    Shark fins have been discovered on two Chinese fishing vessels during a joint surveillance conducted by Greenpeace and Guinean fishery authorities. One of the vessels also had illegally altered fishing nets on board, while a third Chinese vessel was caught using illegal nets and fishing for species outside of its license. The two vessels with […]

    Sea Shepherd Uncovers Huge Shipments of Shark Fins

    Sea Shepherd Uncovers Huge Shipments of Shark Fins

    Despite a worldwide ban on the transportation of shark fins by major shipping carriers, a three-month investigation by Sea Shepherd Global—as part of their global shark defense campaign Operation Apex Harmony—has verified that large shipments of shark fin are still arriving in Hong Kong on airlines and shipping lines that have made “No Shark Fin” […]