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Swine Flu Kills Sharks

Swine Flu Kills Sharks

Sharks are not, of course, dying directly from catching this deadly virus. However, they are dying as a result of efforts to eradicate the virus among humans and other land animals.

The production process of the H1N1 vaccine requires squalene -  an acyclic hydrocarbon C30H50. this substance is widely available in nature through olive oil, wheat germ oil and rice bran oil, but only in very small quantities. At the moment large quantities of the vaccine are needed and the best source of squalene is sebum and shark-liver oils. Deep-water sharks provide the most squalene.

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CSCL Hamburg Grounded

CSCL Hamburg Grounded

As we were preparing to go to print news came in of a shipping disaster on a well-known reef in the Red Sea.   A large container ship, the CSCL Hamburg, was grounded o...

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Fire Destroys Liveaboard

Fire Destroys Liveaboard

At approximately 02.00 on 30 January 2010, MY Typhoon caught fire whilst at dry dock in Suez.  All work had been completed on MY Typhoon and she was due to begin her...

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Photo Workshops

Photo Workshops

Well known journalist and photographer, Stuart Philpott, will be running a series of underwater photography workshops at Taba Heights Resort from January 2010. This will ...

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No More Shark Skin Wrist Bands

No More Shark Skin Wrist Bands

A major online retailer has announced that it has removed from its range all products made from exotic animal skins, including shark, stingray and eel.

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