Shark Attacks On The Rise, But Fewer Deaths
This report, which covers all documented attacks in 2014, also concludes that fewer people worldwide died from shark attacks in 2014 versus recent prior years. Three people perished last year under such circumstances, which is less than half the average number of shark-related fatalities that occurred over the past decade.
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Thousands of Ancient Shark Teeth Found in Arctic
In the summer of 2004, study author Jaelyn Eberle, a paleontologist and associate professor of geological sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder, ventured out with her research team to Banks Island, which is Canada's westernmost Arctic island. The researchers were hoping to find fossils of mammals, but after spending about a week there, they had not found any. Moreover, the weather was cold and the researchers' tents were covered with snow, Eberle said.
These Sharks and Rays Just Got Protected
On Sept. 14, five species of sharks and two species of manta ray will be protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), an international agreement between governments.