Tagged: sharks

Feeding frenzy: public accuse the media of deliberately fuelling shark fear - Guest Work

Guest Author Jun 25, 2018

Peter Simmons, Charles Sturt University and Michael Mehmet, Charles Sturt University Are you scared of sharks? If you never read or watched the news, would you still be? Last year’s Australian Senate inquiry on shark mitigation and deterrent measures heard evidence that media coverage has contributed to “disproportionately high fear of sharks among the public compared … Read More

Climate change could alter ocean food chains, leading to far fewer fish in the sea - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 26, 2018

Jefferson Keith Moore, University of California, Irvine This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Climate change is rapidly warming the Earth and altering ecosystems on land and at sea that produce our food. In the oceans, most added heat from climate warming is still near the surface and will take centuries … Read More

The fishy problem of underwater noise pollution - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 13, 2018

Adam Crane, University of Saskatchewan and Maud Ferrari, University of Saskatchewan This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. When the famous explorer Jacques Cousteau released The Silent World, a documentary of his underwater adventures in 1953, he inspired generations of scientists to study the world’s oceans. We now know … Read More

Sharks of summer - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 13, 2016

The second in a summer series of posts from Crown research institute NIWA Everyone knows they’re out there, but how well do you know your sharks? NIWA looks at four of the most common sharks you’re likely to spot this summer. Bronze whaler (Carcharhinus brachyurus) Bronze whalers are commonly found around the northern half of the North Island over spring and … Read More