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  • Massive great white shark off Australia said to be ‘the size of Jaws’

    01/18/2016 12:31:58 PM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Grind TV ^ | January 18, 2016 | Pete Thomas
    A great white shark reported to be “the size of Jaws” was spotted by a helicopter crew on patrol Monday off Adelaide, Australia, prompting lifeguards to clear the water and creating quite a stir on social media. The shark spotted 100 yards offshore at Marino Rocks was said to measure 7 meters, or nearly 23 feet, making it about the size of the fictional shark in the 1975 thriller, Jaws.
  • Tourist killed by 'dinosaur-sized' shark off South African beach...

    01/15/2010 12:22:27 PM PST · by TaraP · 46 replies · 3,958+ views Witnesses have described their horror at seeing a tourist being eaten by a "gigantic" shark in South Africa's most popular holiday destination. Lloyd Skinner was pulled under the surf and dragged out to sea by the shark, believed to be a great white, off Fish Hoek beach in Cape Town. His diving goggles and a dark patch of blood were all that remained in the water. "Holy shit. We just saw a gigantic shark eat what looked like a person in front of our house," witness Gregg Coppen posted on Twitter. "That shark was huge. Like dinosaur huge." The...
  • 30-Foot-Long Basking Shark That Washed Up on Maine Beach Dies Despite Rescue Efforts

    09/04/2015 4:42:26 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/03/15 | AVIANNE TAN
    Beachgoers in Lubec, Maine, near the Canadian border, tried to save a 30-foot-long basking shark that recently washed ashore, according to a video showing the desperate rescue attempt. Onlooker Mark Olsen recorded the video Wednesday morning, when more than a dozen people spent several hours pouring buckets of ocean water into the large shark's gills and onto its skin. The 30-foot-long shark can be seen immobile, lying on its side with a bloodied fin in the video. Despite the efforts to save the shark, it died Wednesday afternoon, according to Lubec Town Administrator John Sutherland. He said the College of...
  • Shark Chokes on Sea Lion

    07/19/2014 5:48:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Local15 ^ | Friday, July 18 2014
    Viral video shows a shark beaching itself on an Australian beach, and now we're finding out why. Scientists say the shark swallowed an adult sea lion and it got stuck in the shark's throat. Viral video making the rounds on the Internet shows the shark swimming close to the shoreline of a western Australian beach. The video was captured July 12. An updated post two days later said the shark's carcass had washed up on the beach. In the video the great white shark can be seen very close to the shore. Scientists say it then swam about 50 meters...
  • Great White Shark Tracked in Gulf Could Be Headed for Mississippi

    06/19/2014 11:51:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | June 18, 2014 | Mary Margaret Halford
    In the past, it was hard for scientists to know much about great white sharks because they're too big to capture and study while they're alive. But scientists are figuring out more about the animals -- and this week, they've learned a shark they've named Katharine could be headed straight for the Mississippi Coast. Katharine, a 2,300-pound, 14-foot-long great white, was tagged with a tracker off the coast of Cape Cod, Mass., in August. Whenever she swims to the surface and her fin leaves the water, it transmits a signal to scientists at the nonprofit research organization Ocearch to show...
  • Surfer Survives White Shark Attack in Marina

    04/01/2013 9:42:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Monterey County Weekly ^ | October 31, 2011 | Joel.Ede
    A local surfer escaped from the jaws of the oceans most infamous predator early Saturday morning at Marina State Beach. Eric Tarantino was bitten on the neck and forearm by what researchers are calling a 14-foot great white sharkthe 19-inch bite mark on his surf board is a testament to just how lucky he is. Tarantino was helped to shore by friend and fellow surfer Brandon McKibben. Though the shark narrowly missed severing vital blood vessels in Tarantinos neck, the surfer was released from Regional Medical Center of San Jose at 1:30pm today (Monday). Tarantino issued a short statement thanking...
  • WA's fifth fatal shark attack in a year claims 24-year-old surfer ( Australia )

    07/14/2012 9:40:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    PerthNow ^ | July 15, 2012 | Glenn Cordingley, Ashlee Mullany and Emily Moulton
    A MONSTER white pointer snatched a young surfer before trying to knock a jet-ski rider into the water in the fifth fatal shark attack in 10 months along a 380km stretch of the WA coast. The 4m killer dubbed Brutus by surfers near Wedge Island, 180km north of Perth mauled a 24-year-old man as he surfed with a mate at 9am yesterday. Fisheries Minister Norman Moore ordered a shark hunt to capture and kill the beast, saying of the unprecedented spate of attacks: "We seriously have got a problem." The jet-ski rider who tried to retrieve the man said it...
  • Enormous great white shark hauled up by Sea of Cortez fishermen

    04/18/2012 12:37:33 PM PDT · by Theoria · 11 replies ^ | 17 April 2012 | Pete Thomas
    Two commercial fishermen in Mexico received the surprise of a lifetime Sunday when they hauled up a great white shark measuring nearly 20 feet and weighing about 2,000 pounds, according to local news reports. The rare catch of such a large white shark -- at 20 feet it'd be among the longest ever recorded -- was made in Mexico's Sea of Cortez near Guaymas, by fishermen who thought they had merely scored a large haul of much smaller fish as they hoisted up their net."We were amazed and immediately realized that we had a huge, dead, great white shark, and...
  • Shark attacks surfer off Marina beach (CA)

    10/30/2011 12:46:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Monterey County Herald ^ | October 30, 2011 | Dennis Taylor
    A shark took a 19-inch bite out of Eric Tarantino s surfboard early Saturday. California State Park Lifeguard Kevin Brady shows the surfboard following the attack. (DAVID ROYAL/The Herald) A Monterey man suffered multiple injuries Saturday morning when he was attacked by a shark while surfing at Marina State Beach. Eric Tarantino, 27, was bitten along the right side of his body by a shark that took a 19-inch chunk from his red surfboard. He had wounds on his neck, shoulder, wrist and forearm, witnesses said. Tarantino was flown to Regional Medical Center of San Jose, authorities said. His...
  • Newport surfer on great white shark attack: 'I thought I was dead' (Oregon)

    10/22/2011 3:39:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | October 22, 2011 | Lori Tobias
    Michelle Harris/Towsurfer.comBobby Gumm of Newport was attacked by a 16- to 17-foot great white shark while surfing last week, losing a good-sized chomp from his board. NEWPORT -- On a deceptively calm morning last week, Bobby Gumm floated on his surfboard on the water off South Beach State Park. "I was enjoying that feeling of being a surfer out there by myself," said Gumm, a 41-year-old father of four. "It was peaceful. I was sitting there in heaven, pretty much." Within seconds, heaven turned to hell, as Gumm became the mistaken prey of the biggest living nightmare in the...
  • Great white shark spotted among Calif. surfers

    09/04/2011 6:02:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 2, 2011
    Two miles of beach in San Diego were open Friday despite a series of recent shark sightings. One shark was caught in a photo Wednesday. Its tail fin can clearly be seen in the photo...Experts identified it as a 10- to 12-foot great white. There have been three confirmed shark sightings along that coastline in a week.
  • Great white thumps on to boat

    07/21/2011 4:46:59 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Cape Times ^ | July 19 2011
    A three-metre great white shark breached into a vessel carrying marine researchers yesterday. While none were injured, they said it gave them the fright of our lives. Six researchers from Oceans Research, a Mossel Bay-based marine research organisation, were on the boat Cheetah collecting data on sharks near Seal Island, in Mossel Bay, led by field specialist Dorien Schroder. It was 8.30am. Activity around the boat ceased for about five minutes and all was pretty quiet at the stern, Schroder said. Next thing, I hear a splash and see a great white breach out of the water from one side...
  • Friend: Waves turned red after fatal shark attack

    10/22/2010 9:23:00 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies · 2+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 10/22/10 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    A bodyboarder killed by a shark at a Central California beach cried out to his friend for help as the shark flashed out of the water, bit into his leg and pulled him under in a tide of blood, the friend said Friday. Matthew Garcia was surfing 2 feet from his friend, 19-year-old Lucas Ransom, when the shark attacked, he said. The whole incident lasted seconds. "When the shark hit him, he just said, 'Help me, dude!' He knew what was going on," Garcia told The Associated Press. "It was really fast. You just saw a red wave and this...
  • I just watched "Jaws" for the first time

    08/10/2010 10:43:20 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 163 replies
    08/10/2010 | me
    I know. Big Deal. Who cares? Why post a vanity about it? I don't know. Jaws came out when I was five years old. I just watched it for the first time. I had heard that the special effects weren't that great. So I never bothered watching it. It was actually pretty decent. I don't know about Jaws 2 - 4. Should I bother? Did you know that Spielberg was worried Jaws would be a big failure?
  • 15 Deadliest Beach Creatures

    05/24/2010 2:15:46 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 29 replies · 2,079+ views
    Stumble Upon ^ | 31 March 2010 | Lyndon
    Keep away from any of these 15 deadly creatures when you next visit the beach.
  • Judge approves settlement for Station fire victims (Great White concert gone wrong)

    01/08/2010 10:29:19 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 2 replies · 326+ views
    Providence Journal ^ | 09:55 AM EST on Friday, January 8, 2010 | Tracy Breton
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. Calling it a red-letter day, a federal judge Thursday approved settlements earmarked for more than 300 victims of the 2003 Station nightclub fire and the mechanism through which payments will be made. The action taken by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Ronald R. Lagueux makes it likely now that the victims of the fourth-deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history will get money from a $176-million settlement fund in a matter of months. But much remains to be done before payments are made. Probate judges have to approve the settlements in the 100 cases of those who died...
  • Monster great white shark caught in South Africa not yet fully grown

    10/30/2009 2:13:59 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 39 replies · 56,333+ views
    news ^ | October 30, 2009
    FISHERMEN are asking if this is the massive great white shark that has been stealing their catch, breaching repeatedly within metres of one terrified man's surf ski. These photographs of the 4.3m monster have been circulating on the internet, but reports from the South African fishing town of Mossel Bay confirm they are no hoax. Frighteningly, scientists who dissected the female shark say it was adolescent and not yet fully grown
  • San Diego beaches remain closed after fatal shark attack

    04/26/2008 9:09:19 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 49 replies · 105+ views
    Peoplepc Online ^ | Saturday, April 26, 2008 | Staff
    SOLANA BEACH, Calif. - Authorities kept watch Saturday over a stretch of Southern California beaches, scanning the waters for a shark they believe killed a triathlete a day earlier. While authorities advised against going in the ocean from north San Diego to Carlsbad, they said they expect to see people heading into the water to escape the region's summery temperatures. "We're not going to make any arrests or anything" if people go into the water, "but we'll go talk to them," said David Ott, Solana Beach's public safety director. Snip
  • UPDATED: Man Eaten By Shark in San Diego!! (Victim Pic - Medium Blurry)

    04/25/2008 7:38:35 PM PDT · by Mongeaux · 47 replies · 626+ views
    Constitution Club ^ | April 25, 2008 | The Hairy Beast
    ****UPDATE 4 From Swim at Your Own Risk**** Victim Pic in. Contrary to earlier reports he still appears to have legs but they don't look good.
  • Diver fights clear of shark's jaws

    01/23/2007 1:38:52 AM PST · by Dundee · 21 replies · 1,413+ views
    The Australian ^ | January 23, 2007 | Amy Coopes and Vincent Morelli
    AN abalone diver has survived a terrifying attack by a white pointer shark, which swallowed his head and shoulders before he fought free of the predator. Eric Nerhus, 41, was diving off the New South Wales south coast today when the 3m shark seized him head on, crunching on his head, shoulders and chest, he told friends later. Protected from the worst of the shark's bite by a lead-lined weight vest, the diver stabbed and clubbed at the creature's head and eyes with an abalone chisel until it spat him free. The shark's bite crushed Mr Nerhus's reinforced face mask,...