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Shark Info 4 / 00   (12-15-2000)

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  Intro:

Diving with large sharks - a foolish pastime or scientific necessity?

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Diving with large sharks - a foolish pastime or scientific necessity?

Dr. E. K. Ritter

  Article 1:

Of what real advantage is the list of endangered shark species?

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  Article 2:

Initiative to prohibit shark feedings off the coast of Florida rejected

Richard Finkus

  Article 3:

American Senate passes law banning finning in U.S. waters

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  Fact Sheet:

Basking Sharks

Dr. E. K. Ritter


Diving with large sharks - a foolish pastime or scientific necessity?

Free Diving

Free diving with white sharks, often a nightmare for scuba divers but for scientists an important experiment.

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Experience has shown that diving with sharks is a relatively harmless undertaking, provided that certain basic rules are observed.

The number of international organizations offering touristic diving with sharks are shooting up like mushrooms. On the one hand, we see that divers are beginning to increasingly defend sharks, not only because they marvel at their beauty and grace, but also because they have come to understand their importance in the ecological chain. On the other hand, there is a continually growing fear and hatred for sharks being exhibited by spear fishers, swimmers and surfers (the main groups of people involved in shark accidents). The only way to counteract this sad state of affairs is through applied research.

 

 



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