29 May

Join us for Oceans Day in St. John’s!

The Shark Identification Network is heading to Newfoundland–well, parts of it anyways–on June 3rd to start speaking with whale watch operators, fishing charters and others that spend their time on the water, about SIN. We’ll be starting in Twillingate, heading to Lewisporte, visiting Trinity, Witless Bay, St. John’s, Conception Bay, Carbonear and Dildo. It’s going […]

23 May

Is it white or basking?

Last week, we urged anyone that has seen a White shark in Canadian waters to please report it to the Shark Identification Network. Researchers from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, who are tagging White sharks off Cape Cod are trying to collect as many White shark sightings in Canadian waters as possible, to help them […]

16 May

The Great White North

  Hollywood’s “Jaws” did the White Shark no favours–portraying this species as a man-eating monster, resulting in widespread fear of not just White sharks, but many other shark species as well. But the White shark is slowly shaking its bad reputation, as more people begin to appreciate the fascinating ecology and conservation issues surrounding this […]

9 May

Deep Blue

We were just recently sent some great photos of a blue shark that was sighted at the platform for Encana Corporation’s Deep Panuke natural gas field offshore Nova Scotia on August 31, 2011.  The Deep Panuke platform is off Sable Island, about 250km southeast of Halifax. Check out one of the photos below. Last summer, with […]

2 May

Newfoundland, here we come!

It took us a while to thaw after the crazy winter we just had, but with the promise of spring, comes the promise of sharks. This summer, we’ll be expanding the Shark Identification Network (SIN) to Newfoundland! Starting in June on the Avalon peninsula, we’ll be visiting whale watch operators and other marine users to […]


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