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Florida sharks worth much more alive than dead, says study

Shark-related dives in Florida generated more than $221 million in revenue and fuelled over 3700 jobs in 2016, according to a new report from Oceana. This compares to the total U.S. shark fin export market of just $1.03 million. The

By |May 27th, 2017|Blog :::: KSG Scuba Scoop|0 Comments

9 Things That Can Kill You in the Ocean Besides Sharks

Your life preserver can't save you now. Sure, summer is a great time to visit the beach, build sandcastles and splash in the water, but it can also can be a time of grave danger. The ocean is dark, and

By |January 7th, 2017|Blog :::: KSG Scuba Scoop|0 Comments

Stop FedEx From Shipping Shark Fins

Shark populations are declining around the globe, with over 140 species of sharks swimming towards extinction. The demand for fins, for use in shark fin soup, is a major reason sharks are disappearing - over 73 million sharks are killed for

By |November 25th, 2016|Blog :::: KSG Scuba Scoop|0 Comments

Is Scuba Diving with Sharks Dangerous?

The short answer is no. Sharks are amazing and powerful animals. Although sharks are carnivorous, they do not preferentially prey on scuba divers, or even humans in general. Sharks do attack humans, but such attacks are extremely rare. Since 2000

By |September 25th, 2016|Blog :::: KSG Scuba Scoop|0 Comments

Why hammerhead sharks have such funny heads

Originally published 13 August 2012 @ Scuba Scoop There are more than 360 species of sharks: Big ones, wee ones, aggressive ones, sweet ones, sleek ones, and …really awkward-looking ones — specifically, the nine species of hammerhead sharks. The scientific

By |February 3rd, 2015|Blog :::: KSG Scuba Scoop|0 Comments

What to Do if Your Kayak is Attacked by a Shark

Originally published @ Scuba Scoop 16 May 2012 Director George H. Burgess of The Florida Museum of Natural History has written up suggestions for divers encountering aggressive sharks that lend some helpful insights to kayakers so I have integrated them

By |February 3rd, 2015|Blog :::: KSG Scuba Scoop|0 Comments