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Shark Riders Pose Threat to Conservation Gains Made with Diving Ecotourism [Slide Show]

Excessive handling of sharks, including riding, worries scientists and scuba-diving businesses

By David Shiffman

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RUNNING OF THE BULLS:

Rick MacPherson swims with large bull sharks off Fiji during a dive with Beqa Adventure Divers.....[ More ]

CARIBBEAN REEF SHARKS:

This view from above shows Caribbean reef sharks swimming with divers at Stuart Cove’s in the Bahamas.....[ More ]

FEEDING TIME:

Many scuba ecotourism operations use bait to attract sharks close to the divers.....[ More ]

EYE OF THE TIGER:

A scuba diver comes face to face with a large tiger shark at Tiger Beach in the Bahamas.....[ More ]

TIGER BEACH:

Tiger beach in the Bahamas is a popular shark diving ecotourism spot. ....[ More ]

WHITETIP:

A scuba diver swims with an oceanic whitetip shark.....[ More ]

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