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  • 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...
  • Something Ate This Shark... But What? (Something Enormous Ate a Very, Very Big Great White Shark)

    06/07/2014 9:39:25 PM PDT · by OneVike · 182 replies
    Smithsonian Channel on You Tube ^ | May 30, 2014 | Smithsonian Channel
    A group of marine biologists off the coast of Australia tagged a healthy great white shark. Then, a few months later, the tag washed ashore. When researchers analyzed data from the tag, they were confronted with a mystery that was deeply weird, and slightly terrifying. In this video, we learn what the researchers found on the tag. A few weeks after tagging, the shark appears to have been abruptly dragged down into a deep ocean trench, then eaten. The tag remained in the digestive system of the animal that ate it for several days. Whatever animal it was seemed...
  • Hookers And Blow: How Changing The Definition Of GDP Officially Jumped The Shark

    05/22/2014 3:42:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 5/22/14 | tyler durden
    A year ago it was the US which first "boosted" America's GDP by $500 billion - literally out of thin air - when it arbitrarily decided to include "intangibles" to the components that 'make up' GDP (in the process cutting over 5% from the US Debt/GDP ratio). Then Spain joined the fray. Then Greece. Then the UK. Then Nigeria, which showed those deveoped Keynesian basket cases how it is really done, when it doubled the size of its GDP overnight when it decided to change the base year of its GDP calculations. Now it is Italy's turn, and like everything...
  • Shark attacks woman off Brevard coast ( Florida )

    05/15/2014 9:04:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | May 15 2014 | Daniel Dahm
    MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. - A 38-year-old woman on a family trip to the beach was attacked by a shark Thursday morning off Brevard County. ... It's not known what type of shark attacked the woman. A 2,300-pound great white shark tracked by research group Ocearch pinged off the Brevard Coast earlier in the week, but the group's website showed the great white near South Florida
  • Jaws, the prequel: Scientists find the ‘Model T Ford’ of sharks

    04/19/2014 11:53:13 PM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 16, 2014 6:24PM EDT | Will Dunham
    (Reuters) - You've heard of the Model T Ford, the famed early 20th-century automobile that was the forerunner of the modern car. But how about the Model T shark? Scientists on Wednesday announced the discovery of the impeccably preserved fossilized remains of a shark that lived 325 million years ago in what is now Arkansas, complete with a series of cartilage arches that supported its gills and jaws. :snip: Employing sophisticated equipment at the European Synchrotron in France, the scientists used high-resolution X-rays to obtain a detailed view of the shape and organization of the arches and associated structures. They...
  • Enormous Great White Shark Grabs Spotlight In Western Australia

    04/17/2014 12:56:42 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 15 replies ^ | 4/16/14 | Pete Thomas
    Photo of predator being tagged alongside boat sparks media scramble. Western Australia has endured months of criticism over a shark-culling program intended to keep swimmers and surfers safe, but now a monstrous great white shark that was tagged and released is making headlines… and causing jaws to drop. [Photo at link]
  • Must see Youtube Video Of Dachshund attacking a shark

    02/05/2014 8:17:59 PM PST · by OneVike · 36 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/5/14 | Dachshund, Shark, Kennel
    This is a very funny video of a Dachshund attacking a shark. Be sure to watch the video to the end. Dachshund Attacks Shark

    01/29/2014 7:26:59 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 63 replies
    Rock City Times ^ | January 28, 2014 | GREG HENDERSON
    GULFPORT – Over 150 frozen sharks have surfaced on beaches across the gulf coast region due to the impact of Winter Storm Leon on Tuesday according to wildlife officials. The largest area of concentration appears to be around Gulfport, Mississippi, which has seen at least 67 of the frozen animals. Wildlife officials say that the sharks, who migrate to this area during the winter, were caught off guard by the most severe winter storm in several decades. “Like many of us, I suspect the sharks did not believe that the area would actually receive any winter weather,” Mississippi Department of...
  • Elephant Shark Research Team Misses Creation Clues (article)

    01/23/2014 7:57:00 AM PST · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-22-2014 | Brian Thomas
    Elephant Shark Research Team Misses Creation Clues by Brian Thomas, M.S. * When mainstream scientists search for clues about how and when the first bony-skeleton creature evolved from a non-bony creature, do they overlook evidence showing skeletons could never evolve from non-skeletons in the first place? It appears that a large collaboration of scientists that analyzed DNA from a spectacular living fossil called an elephant shark did just that. The title of their report, published in Nature, refers to “unique insights” into evolution, but the facts actually reveal something else.1 The elephant shark, or Australian ghost shark, is a cartilaginous...
  • Jackass-Style Shark Stunt Goes Horribly Wrong

    01/14/2014 6:20:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 14, 2014 | Greg Stolz
    Jackass-style shark stunt goes horribly wrong It was a Jackass-style stunt that nearly turned around and bit Australian adrenalin junkie Shaun Harrington – or rather mauled him. Harrington, 27, and fellow forever-clowning twin brother Dean decided to go “cage diving” with sharks off the Gold Coast, which is Australia’s answer to Miami, last weekend for an extreme video shoot for their surfing and fishing clothing label, fittingly called The Mad Hueys. But the cage wasn’t the jaws-proof reinforced steel type typically used by shark divers – it was a flimsy $50 bird cage Shaun planned to put on his...
  • Man fishing in kayak off Maui dies after shark bites his foot

    12/03/2013 5:45:22 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies
    FoxNews/AP ^ | 12/3/2013
    <p>A kayak fisherman died Monday off Maui after a shark bit his dangling foot, officials said.</p> <p>Maui County Ocean Safety officials received a report that a shark attacked a man fishing in a kayak between Maui and Molokini, a small island less than 3 miles off the southwest coast of Maui that's popular for diving and snorkeling.</p>
  • Two men save shark from choking on moose {A TWO-FER: Sharknado + MOOSE}

    11/27/2013 9:40:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | 11-27-2013 | Staff
    <p>According to, two Newfoundland men saved a shark from choking on a moose.</p> <p>Derrick Chaulk was driving by the Norris Arm North harbor and thought he saw a beached whale. But when he went closer to investigate, Chaulk realized it was a Greenland shark.And it was choking.</p>
  • Moose-eating shark rescued in Newfoundland harbour

    11/21/2013 12:42:42 PM PST · by mojito · 44 replies
    CBC ^ | 11/21/2013 | Unattributed
    Two quick-thinking men on Newfoundland's northeast coast managed to save a Greenland shark from choking to death on a large piece of moose hide this past weekend. Derrick Chaulk said he was driving down a road by the harbour in Norris Arm North this past Saturday when he saw what he thought was a beached whale. When Chaulk went closer to investigate, he realized it was a shark, which he estimated was about 2.5 metres long, and weighed about 115 kg. The animal was still alive and had a large chunk of moose hide protruding from its mouth.
  • New hammerhead shark species found off South Carolina

    11/08/2013 11:27:01 AM PST · by don-o · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 8, 2013 | Douglas Main
    When new species are found near populated areas, they are often small and inconspicuous, not, for example, a hammerhead shark. But that's exactly what a team of researchers discovered along the coast of South Carolina. The new species looks virtually identical to the scalloped hammerhead, but is genetically distinct, and contains about 10 fewer vertebrae, or segments of backbone, new research shows.
  • SharkNATO is Real!

    09/18/2013 6:31:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    IO9 ^ | September 18, 2013 | Annalee Newitz
    Remember when Thunder Levin, the writer of Sharknado, said that when he was approached to write the film he misheard and thought they were pitching a movie called SharkNATO? About a daring international treaty organization battling a shark army? NOW IT IS A THING.
  • Sharks with Lasers?!? NOT. This Tiger Shark STEALS a SCUBA Diver's $18,000 Camera Rig

    09/17/2013 6:59:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | Tuesday, September 17, 2013, | Lizzie Edmonds
    Someone's snappy: Jaws-dropping moment deadly Tiger shark tears £11,000 camera from the grasp of a petrified photographer • Diver Miguel Lasa, 49, was swimming without a cage when the Tiger shark approached • Deadly shark grabbed the specialist, £11,000 camera and swam off • Luckily, it dropped the equipment 100 metres away on the sea floor in the Bahamas • Tiger sharks are the world's second most dangerous breed - just behind the great white • 'It was a great experience but I wouldn't do it again as it was too dangerous,' says Lasa This snappy shark was clearly not...
  • 'Walking' shark discovered in Indonesia

    08/30/2013 11:49:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 08-30-2013 | Staff
    A new species of shark that "walks" along the seabed using its fins as tiny legs has been discovered in eastern Indonesia, an environmental group said Friday. The brown and white bamboo shark pushes itself along the ocean floor as it forages for small fish and crustaceans at night, said Conservation International, whose scientists were involved in its discovery. The shark, which grows to a maximum length of just 80 centimetres (30 inches) and is harmless to humans, was discovered off Halmahera, one of the Maluku Islands that lie west of New Guinea. Bamboo sharks, also known as longtail carpet...
  • Man catches 2 bull sharks in Potomac

    08/26/2013 6:44:04 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 30 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/21/2013 | Julie Zauzmer
    Catching a 300-pound killer shark is supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime event. But nearly three years after commercial fisherman John “Willy” Dean hauled in the first bull shark recorded in the Potomac in 37 years, he repeated the feat Tuesday — twice. The first of the two bull sharks Dean caught Tuesday in the waters off of Point Lookout State Park at the tip of St. Mary’s County was already dead in the water. Sharks need a constant flow of moving water to breathe, Dean’s son Greg said. Constrained in a net that the Deans use to take in fish...
  • German woman dies a week after losing arm to shark in Maui ( Hawaii )

    08/22/2013 7:04:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    ap ^ | August 22, 2013
    A German woman who lost her arm in a shark attack died Wednesday, one week after she was bitten while snorkeling off Maui. ... A woman was killed last month after being attacked while swimming in Brazil during her vacation. Worldwide, there were seven deaths resulting from unprovoked shark attacks in 2012, including one in California
  • A Photo of a Big Shark Eating a Little Shark Eating Bait on a Hook

    08/11/2013 12:41:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    University of Delaware's ORB LAB ^ | July 21, 2013 | University of Delaware's ORB LAB
    From ORB LAB's FB page: Shark fishing season has officially begun for the ORB LAB. Last Friday, a crew struck out to try and recapture sharks carrying tags containing valuable information about the species assemblage encountered by these coastal apex predators. We caught one large female on our first line Friday, but we were not expecting to catch her like this! This unlucky smooth dogfish couldn't resist the menhaden used as bait and unfortunately fell victim to one of the top predators in the bay. The dogfish was about 3 feet long and completely swallowed by the sand tiger shark.
  • Reunion Island bans surfing, plans massive shark kill

    07/30/2013 1:18:41 PM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies ^ | 07/30/2013 | Pete Thomas
    Reunion Island is known for its world-class waves, pristine swimming beaches and, in recent years, shark attacks that are tarnishing the image of this idyllic Indian Ocean paradise. Now, in the aftermath of a fatal attack on a 15-year-old girl earlier this month (the second deadly attack in three months and fifth since 2011), the French-controlled island has embarked on an extreme plan in the hope of ending the bloodshed—or at least making locals and visitors feel safer. Surfer magazine reported Monday that the government has banned swimming and surfing in all but the island’s shallow lagoon through October 1....
  • Russian tampon commercial portrays deadly consequences of poor protection

    06/19/2013 10:26:13 AM PDT · by Abakumov · 23 replies
    Rare.US ^ | June 19, 2013 | Rare
    This is just funny. And a great insight on the Russian view of the world.
  • Majority of Americans Think a Bear Could Beat a Shark in a Fight

    06/17/2013 4:03:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 68 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/17/2013 | Dan Amira
    According to PPP — the YOLO-est of all the pollsters — 56 percent of Americans think a bear would win a fight against a shark, while 44 percent picked the shark. The setting of the fight was not specified, but presumably we are to assume water shallow enough for the bear to stand but deep enough for the shark to swim, otherwise the question would be kind of absurd. Anyway, here is someone who has thought more about this than you have.
  • VIDEO: Great white shark circles boat off Atlantic City coast

    06/13/2013 8:20:19 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 44 replies ^ | June 12, 2013 | Bobby Olivier
    They could've used a bigger boat. A pair of fishermen spotted, and videotaped a great white shark circling their boat off the coast of Atlantic City on Sunday, NBC Philadelphia reported. The shark, which fisherman Rob Pompilio told NBC was half the length of his 28-foot vessel, circled the boat for 10 minutes before losing interest and swimming away, NBC said. He and his friend had departed from Little Egg Harbor that afternoon in search of more manageable catches, NBC said.
  • Fisherman competes with shark for tuna

    04/12/2013 5:24:36 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 12 replies
    upi ^ | April 12, 2013
    WAIANAE, Hawaii, - A shark won a struggle with a fisherman for a tuna off Hawaii but the fisherman came out of the struggle with a consolation prize -- a videotape of the battle. Isaac Brumaghim, 37, caught a kawakawa tuna while fishing from a kayak in the Pacific Ocean, 2 miles off Waianae, Hawaii -- but a 9-foot-long tiger shark grabbed the fish as Brumaghim tried to reel it in. The shark then bumped the boat and swam away with the fish, KHNL-TV, Honolulu, reported. "The shark made a circle, came around and ate the kawakawa under my boat,"...
  • Ka'anapali beaches closed following shark attack

    04/03/2013 2:33:24 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    KGMB and KHNL ^ | April 2, 2013 | Hawaii News Now
    Wailuku, Maui (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 58-year-old man visiting from Marina Del Rey, California was bitten by a shark Tuesday morning, in waters fronting 110 Ka'anapali Shores Place, officials say. The incident was reported at around 8:30 a.m. Surfers were evacuated from the water and the beach is closed for a mile in both directions from the area where the shark bite took place. Maui officials say the victim suffered two deep lacerations on the right thigh, above the knee. Video
  • 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 shark—the 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 Tarantino’s neck, the surfer was released from Regional Medical Center of San Jose at 1:30pm today (Monday). Tarantino issued a short statement thanking...
  • Mystery Of The 25-Foot Ancient Spiral-Toothed Shark Solved?

    02/28/2013 3:53:40 PM PST · by Renfield · 9 replies
    Red Orbit ^ | 2-27-2012 | Brett Smith
    Imagine a 25-foot-long shark, but instead of having a typical set of jaws, it packs a chainsaw-like ‘tongue’ full of razor-sharp teeth ready to slash through prey with ease.While it sounds like something straight out of a Killer B Movie, it is anything but.A group of American researchers has described just such a creature that lived about 270 million years ago based on the animal’s fossilized spiral set of teeth.According to their report in the journal Biology Letters, the research team used CT scans and computer modeling to recreate the ancient predator, which once inhabited the waters around modern-day Idaho.Known...
  • Toothy Spiral Jaw Gave Ancient Sea Predator an Edge

    02/28/2013 11:45:33 AM PST · by EveningStar · 57 replies
    LiveScience ^ | February 27, 2013 | Stephanie Pappas
    An ancient sea predator had a spiraling whorl of teeth that acted as a lethal slicing tool, according to new scans of a mysterious fossil. Helicoprion was a bizarre creature that went extinct some 225 million years ago.
  • Scientists intrigued by great white shark off Grand Strand coast

    11/28/2012 6:11:37 PM PST · by PilotDave · 11 replies
    wpde news 15 ^ | 28 Nov 12 | Joel Allen
    A great white shark that researchers have named Mary Lee has captured the public's imagination all along the East Coast. She is 16 feet long, weighs 3,500 lbs. and is swimming around just off the Grand Strand. The latest satellite ping for Mary Lee shows she was about a mile or so off the coast of North Myrtle Beach Wednesday afternoon.
  • Live Shark Found on OC Golf Course

    10/24/2012 9:38:56 PM PDT · by Altariel · 34 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | October 24, 2012 | Melissa Palmer
    Imagine this: You're having a pleasant afternoon with your buddies, playing the links at San Juan Hills Golf Club.You arrive at the 12th tee box at the San Juan Capistrano course and there you see it: A shark, very much alive and thrashing around on the grass.OK, so it was only a 2-foot-long shark, but still."Shark falling from the sky, kind of odd," said Melissa McCormack, director of club operations at San Juan Hills.The fish was actually found about 4 p.m. Monday by a golf course employee, who picked it up, put it into the back of his golf cart and...
  • California surfer killed in shark attack may have been mistaken for prey, experts say

    10/24/2012 6:41:45 PM PDT · by youngidiot · 88 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/24/2012
    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, California – A shark that bit and killed a surfer off of California's central coast probably was a great white and may have mistaken the boarder for prey, experts said Wednesday. "Most shark attacks in California are caused by great whites. There's no other species that regularly occurs off of California that could inflict that kind of injury," said Andrew Nosal, a marine biologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla.
  • Fisherman Stranded at Sea for 15 Weeks Claims Shark Helped Save Him

    09/18/2012 12:39:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Lost in the Pacific alongside the dead body of his brother-in-law, the policeman said all was nearly lost until a shark came and 'guided' him to a fishing boat. A Kiribati policeman stranded at sea says his life was saved by an unlikely ally — a shark. Toakai Teitoi was in a wooden boat, lost in the Pacific Ocean, alongside the body of his brother-in-law, who died of dehydration during the journey. “We had food, but the problem was we had nothing to drink,” Teitoi, a 41-year-old father of six, told Sky News. The pair ran out of fuel after...
  • Man possibly bitten by shark in Truro, Mass

    07/31/2012 9:03:49 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 18 replies
    NECN ^ | July 31, 2012 | Josh Brogadir
    (NECN: Josh Brogadir, Truro, Mass) - Witnesses say there was clearly a shark attack on Ballston Beach. A man was swimming a quarter of a mile out with his teenage son when he was attacked, his son was not. Police say the man does not have life threatening injuries, but was taken by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital. Images of sharks have been out there around the Cape all summer, from tagging great whites, to a fin seen by a kayaker off Nauset Beach in Orleans. But until now, no one had been hurt.
  • WA's fifth fatal shark attack in a year claims 24-year-old surfer Ben Linden

    07/16/2012 5:40:13 AM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 15, 2012 | Glenn Cordingley, Ashlee Mullany, Emily Moulton and Phil Hickey
    A jet-ski rider who tried to retrieve the surfer’s body said yesterday it was a "massive, massive white shark" and "there was blood everywhere". The shark tried to knock Matt Holmes, 22, off his jet ski as he attempted to pull the man on to the back of his craft. Then the shark returned to take the lifeless body for a second time.
  • Incredible footage shows whale shark stealing fish from a net

    07/14/2012 11:50:00 AM PDT · by rawhide · 6 replies
    Outdoor/grindtv blog ^ | 7-12-12 | Pete Thomas
    The world's largest fish, it turns out, is also a clever thief -- and a gluttonous one. Conservation International recently posted a video showing a large whale shark stealing small fish that in a way is being stolen from it by commercial fishermen. The amazing footage, captured off Indonesia's Cenderawasih Bay, shows how the shark has learned to literally suck fish from small holes in a platform net. Whale sharks, which inhabit the tropical seas around the world (except the Mediterranean), are pelagic filter-feeders that generally subside on plankton and small, schooling fish. They measure up to about 40 feet...
  • Cape Cod Kayaker Details Close Encounter With Great White Shark

    07/09/2012 2:24:14 PM PDT · by mkmensinger · 17 replies
    "Walter Szulc Jr. got the surprise of his life when lifeguards and swimmers at a Cape Cod beach started yelling for the kayaker to return to shore. That’s when Szulc noticed that he was being trailed by a 12 to 14 foot great white shark."
  • Great white sharks spotted off beaches in Chatham on Thursday; one was 50 yards offshore

    06/29/2012 5:14:54 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 34 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 06/29/2012 | Colin A. Young
    Two great white sharks were spotted off the coast of Chatham on Thursday, the first documented sightings of the 2012 summer season, according to the Sandwich-based Cape Cod Shark Hunters. “I spotted a couple yesterday,” spotter pilot George Breen said today. “One was about a quarter-mile offshore and the bigger of the two was about 50 yards off.”
  • 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...
  • 18 foot Great White 25 miles off Wrightsville Beach

    11/30/2011 8:19:20 PM PST · by Sprite518 · 29 replies
    This great white circled our 21ft boat for 20 minutes and made contact with the boat (slapped its tail on the boat). We were about 25 miles southeast of Wrightsville Beach.
  • Shark upstages surfer at competition

    11/11/2011 1:02:11 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 9 replies ^ | 11-11-11 | CleanTV
    It was the first time the competition was conducted in San Francisco and there was bone-chilling water temperatures along with the usual Bay area wind. But just as surfer Dusty Payne of Hawaii braved the cold to ride a wave, a SHARK (flash scary shark with loud music or sound effect) appeared in the water and SCARED THE DAYLIGHTS out of Dusy who described the sight as quote, "the biggest fin I've ever seen in my life coming at me. I've seen dolphins and it wasn't a dolphin." unquote. So, not only did Dusty lose it, but he also lost...
  • Newkirk: 'Fishing same as hunting children'

    09/30/2011 7:59:42 AM PDT · by pabianice · 75 replies
    Fox News Channel (live, no link) | 9/30/11 | Newkirk
    Ingred Newkirk, founder and president of PeTA, was just interviewed on Fox. The topic was the new PeTA billboard showing a shark eating a human with the legend, "Payback is Hell." No one will put the billboard up. Newkirk went on to explain that humans don't think of "hunting fish" in a way that respects fish. She went on to explain that "putting a hook through the lips of a fish is the same as hooking a dog or a child" but we are not raised to understand this. She then showed a hooked cocker spaniel. She's nuts, but receives...
  • Dogfish shark chemical squalamine 'stops human viruses'

    09/20/2011 3:21:09 PM PDT · by decimon · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | September 20, 2011 | Unknown
    A chemical found in the dogfish shark could be a safe and potent weapon against human viruses, say scientists.Noting how powerful the shark's natural immunity to viral infections is, the researchers set about finding out why. They already knew that the fish makes a compound called squalamine that it uses to fighting off bacteria. Lab tests revealed squalamine is also a good antiviral candidate, killing a broad spectrum of human and animal viruses, PNAS journal reports.
  • Shark Jumps Over Surfer

    09/20/2011 3:01:39 AM PDT · by Right Wing Assault · 39 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | June 25, 2011 | Akili C. Ramsess
    Orlando Sentinel photographer Jacob Langston was out in the waters of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, making a video of a surfer when another surfer exclaimed, "Dude! Did you see that?!" Carefully watch the back area in between the two surfers, and you will see the shark jumping over a surfer.
  • Shark rips bodyboarder in half off West Australia beach

    09/05/2011 5:15:23 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies
    GlobalPost ^ | 9/4/11
    A tourist on a bodyboard was killed in a horrific attack by what was believed to have been a great white shark near Bunker Bay, south of Perth in Western Australia.A tourist on a bodyboard was killed in a horrific attack by what was believed to have been a great white shark near a beach on Australia's west coast. The 21-year-old was dead before fellow surfers could drag him ashore at a popular surfing spot called Boneyards, near Bunker Bay, about 3.5 hours south of Perth, the West Australian reports. The shark had pulled the man below the surface and...
  • 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.
  • Shark chews off Russian swimmer's arms

    08/17/2011 2:10:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    AFP ^ | August 18, 2011
    The 25-year-old was admitted in critical condition, unconscious. His arms were chewed off by his elbow," ... as were "other body parts," ... The shark struck about 50 metres off the coast. It was the first registered shark attack in the Primorye region located on the northwest coast of the Sea of Japan.
  • Seychelles shark attack leaves Briton dead

    08/17/2011 9:04:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    bbc ^ | 17 August 2011
    A British man has died in a shark attack while on honeymoon in the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. ... A 36-year-old French tourist was killed by a shark off the same beach just over two weeks ago. The Seychelles Tourism Board's director Alain St Ange told the BBC the latest attack was caused by a "foreign shark" and
  • Brett's tiger [shark] tale world class

    08/15/2011 12:11:54 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | August 13, 2011 6:00PM | Anthony DeCeglie
    NOW this is a shark tale. Brett Sinclair broke a world record when he hooked a 260kg tiger shark during a game-fishing competition near Karratha in WA. Amazingly, he caught it on a 6kg fishing line, which is usually used for snapper and salmon. He beat the world's previous best catch on 6kg line by more than 100kg. The 27-year-old from Sydney was taking part in the Dampier Classic when he landed the shark from a rented boat, just after midnight on August 1. It took more than three hours to reel the shark in. "We had already caught a...