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A stepping stone to fighting the shark-finning dilemma? Go scientists!

Speaking of fins, we’d like to give a huge cheer for Rob Stewart (director of the fantastic documentary “Sharkwater”) who is currently cycling across France in a Spandex Shark Costume to raise money! We salute you and your #finfree campaign!

To donate to Rob Stewart’s campaign visit HERE

We hope you’re all having a great shark week!

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Ever wonder how dangerous sharks REALLY are?

DNews informs us of 6 creatures that are way more dangerous than sharks - and some of them may surprise you.

We can sometimes be annoyed at the “mockumentaries” that the Discovery Channels tend to display during shark week, but thankfully this video addition to the Discovery Network is interesting, informative and truthful.

We hope you’re all having a happy shark week!

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Ever wonder what would happen to our planet if there were no sharks in our oceans?

Watch and find out!

Happy Shark Week!

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Some of us aren’t huge fans of the Discovery Channel’s way of celebrating sharks, so instead of making them seem fierce or debating the existence of a Megalodon we’re going to show you a different scientific video on sharks every day of the week!

And remember - live every week like it’s shark week!

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"The Antarctic icefish live in water colder than freezing — 2 degrees below zero Centigrade.

Ocean water doesn’t freeze at this temperature because it’s full of salt. The blood of the icefish is less salty than seawater; instead, it keeps itself from freezing by using ice proteins, sometimes called antifreeze proteins, that attach to ice crystals forming in the blood stream.

Once the ice crystals are coated with antifreeze protein, they can’t stick together, so they don’t grow. The icefish of the Antarctic have used this adaptation to become very successful — making up 95% of the fish biomass around Antarctica.

Photo: Uwe Kils

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The meat from dozens of slaughtered sharks off UK coastline could be illegally passed off as huss in fish & chip shops across the country.

Local resident Kevin Parker came across the heads and butchered bodies of over 60 smooth-hound sharks. On his discovery he said “I was about to check on my boat when I found myself among a big pile of about 50 or 60 shark heads. Then, just a bit further up, there were even more. There were little pups in there as well […] I’ve lived on the island all my life and I’ve never seen anything like this. I was just devastated.”

A photo of the severed remains of the sharks has made its way to Facebook and Twitter. You can view the picture via the link below but viewer discretion is advised. There is no blood in the picture but there are a lot of shark heads and shark skin. You can view the image HERE.

These creatures were dumped near the Isle of Wight coastline and anglers in the local area are furious.

These sharks are not dangerous to humans and are also not usually caught for human consumption in the UK. However, once the fish are skinned, their meat can easily be passed off as huss (a.k.a dogfish or catfish). But smooth-hound sharks are nowhere near as common as huss and are classified as vulnerable by the IUCN.

Make sure your local fish & chip shop are buying their produce from reputable sources, especially if you live in and around the Isle of Wight. If you would like any more information, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Glad to see a blog like this. I watched blackfish and was so stunned. The general public really needs to know about what Seaworld really does.
turntides turntides Said:

Thank you, we’re very glad that you appreciate our blog!

We agree that Seaworld’s live shows and captivity of large marine creatures should have ended a long time ago. 

In other news, we see you have Irish blood! Our headquarters are based over here in Ireland :) Always nice to find alike people!

We hope that you will fight with us in order to make our dreams a reality.

All the best,

Everyone at Turn Tides

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