Thursday, August 21, 2014

Towcam - awesome!

What is that Mako towing? Click for detail.

100% more exciting and factual than SW.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ultimate Shark Quiz!

Beat that! :)

And whilst yer at it.
Do take the time to explore Sharks4Kids, by far the best resource for aspiring Shark conservation advocates.

Well done!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Color Changes in Mantas - Paper!

These are birostris, but the same is being described for alfredi and cf birostris. Click for detail!

Who would have thought!

Turns out that Mantas can change their color.
And this not gradually over a long period of time but instead, within minutes! According to this paper, coloration may indicate their mood but perhaps also be linked to communication - whilst making visual species ID just a tad more difficult!

Fascinating - and great observation by Csilla Ari!

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Well, NOW we're talking!

This is as good as it gets.
We've been big fans of Michelle ever since noticing her gleeful deconstructing of the dipshits with an opinion and a keyboard, and I can only commend the Gills Club for having added her to the lineup of Shark Heroes.

Well done!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

TGIF - Croc and Tourist!

Crocs only want to hug - sez Higher Learning!

Story here and here!

And here comes Kara!

Well well - what can I say.

From this lab.
Who are doing this (= milking the Shark cull?) and especially, who are lending academic gravitas to this shit - but having said that, so is Ryan Kempster for whom I have a lot of respect!

Tricky tricky!
So far, undecided!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Boat Followers!

This is crazy cool video!

"Story" here.
Apparently filmed in the Gulf of Carpentaria - and if so, would those be limbatus or tilstoni?


And this is number five!

Again, good choice.
Here she is, explaining the Great Eggcase Hunt.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ali - Shark Hero number four!

This is a real good choice.

The Shark Trust is one of the very best Shark NGOs.
They do great work on the ground, and this is an real important initiative. Especially all European Shark conservationists should consider lending a helping hand.

Well done!