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MADRID - Spain's biggest hotel chain Melia Hotels International said Monday it has removed shark fins from the menu of all of its restaurants around the world, joining a growing global campaign against the popular delicacy in Asia. Shark fins. Credit: Associated Press "With the removal of shark fin as an ingredient, Melia contributes to the protection of the important role sharks have in maintaining balance in marine ecosystems," the company said in a statement. "As predators, sharks are a key species in the food chain and also indicators of the health of our oceans. They eliminate the weakest prey, maintain balance with competitors, and guarantee the diversity of species," it...

MADRID - Would-be beachgoers near Barcelona faced a brief ban after a shark scare shut down six beaches for a day, the Red Cross said on Wednesday. Credit: Getty Creative Three small blue sharks, between one and 1.5 metres (five feet) long, were sighted by lifeguards on Tuesday, prompting two local town halls to ban bathing from their beaches. The beaches in the resorts of Premia del Mar and El Masnou near Barcelona were closed on Tuesday and reopened on Wednesday morning, a local Red Cross spokeswoman told AFP. "A surveillance patrol in boats did not find the sharks," so green flags were flying again on Wednesday indicating it was safe to bathe in the sea, the spokeswoman said. Two Red...

Dachshund vs. shark - who will win? In this video, the Dachshund comes out on top, though it probably helps that the dog is battling an inflatable shark. Wrestling with a toy at least twice its size, the Dachshund tries its hardest to conquer the plastic beast. The determined canine wants that Great White blow-up in its doggy crate, and nothing will stand in the way. We see a sequel to both "Jaws" and "Sharknado" in the making! This Dachshund is ready to take the spotlight....

We have fresh content for a new "Rocky" sequel thanks to Jeff Horton and his shark-fighting skills. Last week, Horton, a former boxer, came face to fin with a shark in Hawaii, according to The Garden Island. The 25-year-old's reaction was not to flee, but to take the shark head-on. Several surfers had spotted the shark gliding through the waters of Pila'a Beach, but Horton took his board out anyway. He later realized his mistake when he saw the shark swimming toward him and the surfboard he was sitting on. Horton yanked his legs out of the water before the shark could take a bite out of him, causing the animal to chomp down on Horton's board instead. Falling back on his boxing skills,...

Erica Henderson was surfing at El Porto Beach in California last week when she spotted a shark in the water. Instead of turning around and heading for the safety of the shore as most of us would do, Henderson instead went after the shark, pulling out her camera and doing her best to shoot footage of the fish. "'I reached for my camera, stuck it in the water and started paddling towards the shark in hopes to get it on film," Henderson said. The shark didn't seem interested in bothering Henderson as it swam right below her. "I would guess that the shark was at least 7 feet in size," Henderson said. ...