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New Shark Added To Bermuda’s Fish Fauna

New Shark Added To Bermuda’s Fish Fauna

A new species of shark – the Ragged-tooth shark –  has “now been officially added to list of fishes found in Bermuda waters.” In a recent edition of the Envirotalk newsletter, Dr. Joanna Pitt said, “A new species of shark, the Ragged-tooth shark [also known as the Small tooth sand tiger and, scientifically, as Odontaspis... Read more of this article

Video: Whale Shark Swims Up To Boat

Video: Whale Shark Swims Up To Boat

[Written by Don Burgess] A fisherman had a once in a lifetime experience when he was able to reach out and touch a shark. Mark Moran and two friends were aboard his boat Dry Socket when they spied what appeared to be two sharks swimming close to them. “Me and two other guys were at the southwestern edge of Bermuda – it is out before you... Read more of this article

Tagged Great White Shark ‘Visits’ Bermuda Area

Tagged Great White Shark ‘Visits’ Bermuda Area

A tagged great white shark named Breton circled the area of Bermuda’s waters from late April into early May according to ocean research group OCEARCH. A tweet by OSEARCH said, “White Shark Breton is circling Bermuda! He has made his way all the way around the archipelago over the past few days. Where do you think he will head next? Track... Read more of this article

Protection Of Sharks And The Giant Manta Ray

Protection Of Sharks And The Giant Manta Ray

“Going forward all sharks, except for the Galapagos, gummy and six-gill sharks will be protected under the new legislation,” Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said in the House of Assembly. The Minister said, “Let me first address the burning question that I am sure is on many people’s minds, which is why? Why should we protect... Read more of this article

Bermuda Zoological Society To Hold Shark Week

Bermuda Zoological Society To Hold Shark Week

As part of the World Ocean Day celebration, the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] will be hosting the “Shark Week” virtually from June 7th-11th. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] invites you to join them for Shark Week, a week of JAWsome virtual presentations on the world’s top ocean predators! From June 7th-11th,... Read more of this article

Show To Feature ‘Sharks Of Bermuda Triangle’

Show To Feature ‘Sharks Of Bermuda Triangle’

National Geographic are getting set to air five weeks of shark-related programming, including a look at the “Sharks of the Bermuda Triangle, ” in which “a marine biologist tracks an elusive tiger shark to uncover Mother Nature’s most mysterious hotspot.” The “Sharks of the Bermuda Triangle” program will premiere... Read more of this article

Tagged Great White Shark Near Bermuda

Tagged Great White Shark Near Bermuda

The borders may be closed right now, however it does appear that someone is trying to visit us, as 15-foot-long great white shark named Unama’ki is making its way toward Bermuda, with the 2,000 pound female being monitored by marine research non-profit OCEARCH. A Newsweek story said, “A 15-foot-long great white shark dubbed “Unama’ki”... Read more of this article

Aming To Discuss Tiger Shark Research In NYC

Aming To Discuss Tiger Shark Research In NYC

Bermudian ocean explorer Choy Aming will be speaking at the upcoming Sea Stories 2019 event at New York’s famed Explorers Club. The senior aquarist at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo and director of The Bermuda Shark Project, Mr. Aming is one of five speakers invited to address the prestigious day-long symposium on November 9 His presentation,... Read more of this article

‘Requiem’ Selected For British Film Festival

‘Requiem’ Selected For British Film Festival

[Updated] Alex Godfrey’s short documentary – Requiem – has been included in the official selection for the British Documentary Film Festival, screening at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square in London this week. The documentary, which was filmed in Bermuda, explores the disappearance of sharks around Bermuda, and was shown here recently at the... Read more of this article

“Bermuda Sharks, What’s The Deal?” On Oct 4

“Bermuda Sharks, What’s The Deal?” On Oct 4

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] is getting set to host “Bermuda Sharks, What’s The Deal?” on Thursday, October 4th at 7.00pm at Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo BZS Classrooms. The event poster says, “Choy Aming is doing a lecture on Bermuda sharks. For the past 12 years Choy has been studying Bermuda sharks any chance he gets. “He... Read more of this article

Aming ‘Disappointed’ About Dead Galapagos

Aming ‘Disappointed’ About Dead Galapagos

[Written by Don Burgess] An ocean life researcher is lamenting the loss of three Galapagos sharks which were apparently caught off of Warwick Long Bay. Choy Aming, who works for the Bermuda Shark Project, said it is not illegal to catch these sharks, but the species is near threatened, has a slow reproductive rate, has a high mortality rate, and it... Read more of this article

Ministry On Sightings Of Hammerhead Shark

Ministry On Sightings Of Hammerhead Shark

Following the most recent shark sighting at Shelly Bay, the Ministry said it is likely the same one as seen over the past few months and said that while there is no need for alarm, “under no circumstances should anyone attempt to approach or handle the shark in any way.” The Ministry said, “On Sunday 4th June, 2018, the Ministry of... Read more of this article

Video: Shark Makes ‘Visit’ To Shelly Bay Beach

Video: Shark Makes ‘Visit’ To Shelly Bay Beach

Yet another video of a shark has gone viral, this time with footage appearing to show the shark coming in close to shore at Shelly Bay Beach. This latest shark sighting comes following a number of others, with local expert Choy Aming previously saying that he is “almost positive that the same hammerhead is being spotted repeatedly,” going... Read more of this article