Picture of the week: Bimini Bull Shark

Bull shark near the jetty of the Marina

News: Sharks love Jazz

A study by Australian scientists showed that Port Jackson sharks learned to associate food with Jazz music but not with classical music. How far can you go? (-;

New study reveals a 50% decline of river dolphins in 10 years.

Orinoco dolphin or 'boto'

 A New study reveals a 50% decline of river dolphins in 10 years. Two species of river dolphins live in the Amazon rivers, the boto or  Orinoco dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) and the smaller tucixi or Amazone dolphin (Sotalia fluviatilis).  The study was based on a 20 years count in the  Mamiraua reserve of the Brazilian rainforest, 500 km West of the city Manaus. Fishery seems the main culprit according to investigators with dolphins getting caught up in nets and dying. And riversides becoming more densely populated by people dependent on fishing for their food and income. 

Florida ban on Goliath grouper hunt maintained

https://www.scubadiving.com/florida-upholds-ban-on-killing-goliath-grouper

Goliath grouper -the gentle giant-  increasing in numbers again in Florida after years of being hunted down!