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The truth about sharks in Cayman

Recent sightings of sharks at Stingray Sandbar and alongside Seven Mile Beach, as well as organised educational dives with East End operator Ocean Frontiers, have sparked new interest in the species in the Cayman Islands.
Oceanic white tip sharks

Shark series helps get kids hooked on nature

More than 1,500 schoolchildren have signed up to attend ‘shark talks’ as part of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation’s Ocean Conservation Month.

Scientists call for better protection for sharks in Caribbean

In a letter in the journal Science this week, marine scientists have appealed for stronger policies to protect threatened migratory marine species, such as sharks, in the Caribbean.

Killed sharks pictured with fins removed

Just days after putting out a warning over illegal shark fishing, the Cayman Islands Department of Environment, received an anonymous tip that the problem may be worse than they thought.

The ocean’s deadliest predator

Today's editorial cartoon

DoE issues warning after spate of attacks on sharks

A series of shark attacks on Cayman Brac is causing concern – for the sharks, that is.

Scuba divers count shark population in Cayman waters

More than 100 sharks were counted by scuba divers in Cayman’s waters in January as part of a “citizen science” project to help keep track of numbers of the predators around the islands.

EDITORIAL – Why would anyone stab a nurse shark?

The recent video of a Cayman Brac scuba diving instructor removing a large kitchen knife from the head of a nurse shark has drawn thousands of views and sparked near-universal condemnation from commenters who, like us, are astonished that a human being could be so cruel to an innocent and graceful animal.

Cayman recognizes World Oceans Day

In recognition of World Oceans Day, Environment Minister Wayne Panton on Wednesday reasserted his commitment to seeing the National Conservation Law fully implemented as soon as possible and to bringing proposals to enhance and “future-proof” Cayman’s national system of marine parks.

Sharks celebrated at West Bay festival

There were sharks galore at the “SharKY Fest” in West Bay on Saturday

Sharks to be celebrated at June 4 festival

An event to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the introduction of shark protection laws in the Cayman Islands will be held next week.

Guy Harvey, SeaWorld team up to save sharks

In a new partnership, Guy Harvey is teaming up with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment to work on raising awareness and doing research on shark conservation.

World premiere for Cayman-made movie

Facing fears, from swimming with sharks to talking to a room full of strangers, is the inspiring theme of a new documentary by Cayman Islands-based filmmaker Michael Maes.

Branson, Harvey urge ocean conservation

British business magnate and philanthropist Sir Richard Branson and marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey made an appeal to the audience at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit on Friday evening to invest in ocean conservation projects.

Shell shock over turtle-riding scheme

After six months working as the head animal trainer at the Cayman Turtle Farm, Amy Souster quit because of the conditions in which turtles and other animals were kept at the West Bay tourist attraction, she said. The big project the Turtle Farm wanted her to work on, which she said she learned about after arriving on island, was a scheme to train turtles to give tourists rides in the water.

Lightning is the brightest

The fall roller hockey season at Kings Sports Centre is halfway through and the competition has been exciting, with many close battles and great competition.

Researchers track shark numbers

Researchers are tracking shark, snapper and grouper populations to monitor the health of predators on Cayman’s reefs.

Shark diving: Should Cayman take the bait?

The Cayman Islands could be missing out on an economic and conservation opportunity by maintaining its ban on shark diving, according to experts.

YCLA names athlete phenomenon Debra Searle as speaker

British-born adventurer, TV presenter, author and motivational speaker Debra Searle will address the Young Caymanian Leadership Awards, recounting her 3,300-mile, 111-day solo odyssey, rowing a homemade plywood boat from Spain to Barbados.

Vipers want title back from Lynx

With only four spots per league eligible for the playoffs, the stage is now set for the last two games of the flag football season.

Nyaundi plays down being a Star

The quarterback on any flag football team is the pivotal player who grabs the most attention whether the side does well or not.

Last chance to book playoff spot

As the 2015 Cayman Islands Flag Football season’s final weekend of regular play approaches on Saturday, the playoff picture has taken shape and it is going to be a contest of will and endurance to dramatically alter things.

New flag football format makes for intense games

The 2015 Cayman Islands Flag Football Association season continued over the weekend in spectacular fashion.

Surge in swimming

This summer was busy for swimmers in the Cayman Islands, with competitions at multiple levels overseas – from club, to national development to senior.

'Shark Talk' aims to change attitudes

Hundreds of schoolchildren will get to question filmmakers and scientists about sharks as part of a new three-day event, Cayman Shark Talk.

HSM show why they're No. 1 seed

The Cayman Islands Flag Football Association week 9 games were played on Saturday, and all the teams are focusing more on securing seeding for the playoffs.

The Turtle Farm: A $30,000-a-day national meal

The Cayman Turtle Farm’s annual report has arrived. It contains bad news, and good news … sort of.

Wolverines outfox Lynx late on

Cayman Islands Flag Football Association showcased its first set of Monday night games in the centre of George Town at the TE McField Annex Field this week.

Fishermen warned over illegal shark fishing

Fishermen have been warned that catching sharks is now illegal in the Cayman Islands under the new National Conservation Law.

Predators pounce on Panthers

There were some extremely one-sided games in week 6 of the Cayman Islands Flag Football Association’s Premier League on Saturday.

Panthers will battle Hellcats

The Cayman Islands Flag Football Association’s Premier League week 4 wrapped up with the Burger King Panthers leading the men’s division and HSM leading the women’s.

Game Birds flying high after dousing Flames

The Roller Hockey at Kings Sports Centre welcomed Burger King Game Birds as new champions for the spring/summer 2015 league last month.

Lynx crushed by tricky HSM

The 2015 Cayman Islands Flag Football Association season kicked off last weekend in spectacular fashion at the Ed Bush field in West Bay.

Young marine enthusiast makes generous donation

The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation received a heartwarming donation of US$1,000 from Nolin Godwin, a 10-year-old visitor from Atmore, Alabama.

Ideas for summer teen activities

Keep teens busy this summer with Weekender's round-up of some of the best activities for all to enjoy.

Shark week planned for Cayman

The Cayman Islands will host its first annual “shark week” in July as part of a three-year sponsorship deal between Dart Realty and the Guy Harvey Research Institute.

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