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Funding for shark drug research
A team developing anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory drugs from research based on the immune systems of sharks receives a £1.5m funding boost.
Shark ID training for fishermen
Fishermen are being trained to record shark species in more detail in order to help manage stocks more sustainably.
Shark sanctuary area in vast jump
The Cook Islands establishes a 1.9-million-sq-km shark sanctuary, shortly after neighbouring French Polynesia - together creating the world's largest.
UK monitoring 'vulnerable sharks'
Decades of over-fishing have led to a sharp drop in shark numbers in the UK, according to conservationists.
Thresher shark is caught off Looe
A 12ft-long thresher shark is caught off Looe in Cornwall before being released and tagged, an angling club says.
Australia shark attacks: Would cull work?
What is behind the recent cluster of fatal shark attacks in Western Australia, and would lifting a ban on shark fishing make any difference?
Shark attacks: A magnetic solution?
Why sharks don't like some metals and magnets and how these might be used to save them, and even some of us.
How do Australians respond to shark attacks?
Three attacks in as many weeks have put sharks back on to Australia's front pages, as a nation again confronts its demons.
Vast shark sanctuary for Pacific
The Marshall Islands creates the world's biggest shark sanctuary, covering nearly two million sq km of ocean, with a ban on commercial shark fishing.
Shark tows kayak man out to sea
A man fishing from a kayak is towed half a mile out to sea after he hooks a 6ft (1.8m) tope shark.
Shark fishing ban in the Bahamas
The Bahamas bans shark fishing and prohibits the sale, import and export of shark products, turning its territorial waters into a shark sanctuary.
Hygienic sharks go to cleaners
Thresher sharks visit cleaning stations on shallow tropical reefs to rid themselves of nasty parasites, say researchers.
World shark attacks 'up in 2010'
Sharks launched 79 unprovoked attacks on humans worldwide in 2010, the highest number in a decade, US researchers report.
Sharks journey using 'inner maps'
Ocean-going sharks can find familiar sites over distances of many kilometres by apparently using "mental maps", research suggests.
What is making the Red Sea sharks attack?
International shark experts are arriving in Egypt to help investigate the attacks off the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. What questions will they be asking?
Louth man becomes shark wrangler
A Lincolnshire man has landed what many would consider to be one of the scariest jobs in the world.
'Jaws' comes to a US beach
Home video taken at Seaside Park Beach in New Jersey in the US shows a shark causing a furore by swimming ashore briefly before turning away and returning to open seas.
Unusual premature eggs are laid
A shark has laid unusually shaped eggs in an aquarium in Tynemouth quicker than expected.
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