Activists Calling for An End to Cruel Shark Fishing Tournament in Palm Beach County, Florida

Activists Calling for An End to Cruel Shark Fishing Tournament in Palm Beach County, Florida

A shark fishing tournament happening in Palm Beach County, Florida, has received national controversy, with a petition garnering over 120,000 signatures to have it canceled. Organizers said they created the event to call attention to the “surging bull shark population.” Local fishermen claim that the populations of sharks in the area need to be managed […]

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Thousands of sharks and rays are likely entangled in plastic polluting Earth’s oceans

Thousands of sharks and rays are likely entangled in plastic polluting Earth’s oceans

New research finds that thousands of sharks and rays could be entangled in the plastic polluting Earth’s oceans. Scientists at the UK’s University of Exeter examined existing scientific literature and took to Twitter to find documented instances of shark and ray entanglements. They ended up finding reports of more than 1,000 entangled animals — and […]

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