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Thrilling close encounters with sharks in Cayman's waters are helping change the image of the apex predators and educate divers about conservation efforts.
The Department of Environment has issued a reminder to the public not to harass or disturb marine wildlife after videos and photos of a shark spotted close to shore along Seven Mile Beach made the rounds over the weekend.
Diver Paul Egleston is healing and in good spirits after being bitten by a nurse shark on Saturday.
The Department of Environment offered a $200 reward for anyone who located a satellite tag that dislodged from a Caribbean reef shark off Little Cayman on Thursday night, but the tag was found in the end by one of the department’s own officers.
Despite a ban on shark fishing and 10 years of focussed conservation effort, the apex predator remains vulnerable in Cayman’s waters.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of a collaboration between Cayman’s Department of Environment and the UK-based Marine Conservation International aimed at protecting sharks in local waters.
An anonymous donor has gifted US$300,000 to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation to support shark research.
More than a third of all marine mammals around the world; more than 40% of amphibian species. The prospect is — or ought to be — unthinkable.
Despite becoming a protected species in the territory since the introduction of the National Conservation Law, sharks continue to be targeted.
Whale sharks are known to be nomadic ocean wanderers. But the extent of their travels had not been recorded until a recent study involving the Guy Harvey Research Institute.
They came for “breakfast with the rays” and found the rays were on the menu.
Shark movies, beach cleanups and fishing clinics are all part of the line-up for this year’s Ocean Conservation Month.
Scuba divers on Cayman Brac got the thrill of a lifetime this weekend when the biggest fish in the ocean showed up to play.
Researchers are poring over more than 100 hours of footage recorded using baited underwater camera traps as part of a study of the island’s shark populations.
Affectionate nicknames like Smudge, Scarlet and Big Bertha are not the first thing most people think of when they see a seven-foot shark cruise by.
A juvenile blacktip shark that appeared to have been bludgeoned to death was found in the shallows off Starfish Point on Monday.
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