Tagged: great white shark

Are New Zealand’s big sharks in big trouble? - Guest Work

Guest Author Jul 13, 2018

Tyler Northern Last month, Minister for Conservation, Hon Eugenie Sage, released the news that great white and basking sharks have been reclassified from ‘at risk’ to ‘threatened’. Sounds bad, right? But what does this actually mean? The statuses are based on the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS) – a system administered by the Department of Conservation. Read More

We spent nine years tracking South Africa’s white sharks. What we learnt - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 03, 2018

Alison Kock, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. How big is South Africa’s white shark population? Nobody really knows: estimates range from 500 to more than 1200. This is an important question because the species is under enormous pressure. South Africa’s sharks … Read More

Sensationalising science: sometimes behind the sizzle is just fizzle - Ice Doctor

Victoria Metcalf Jul 25, 2014

If we believe the headlines we might expect to see aliens waving at us via telescopes within 20 years. How much harm does the sensationalism of science do? Image Source: Wikimedia Commons http://science1.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2001/ast07sep_2/ Accompanying the increasing permeation of science news into mainstream media, there’s an explosion of popular science media sites such as IFLScience. Should we … Read More