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  • Man dressed as a shark is arrested under Austria's burka ban laws [tr]

    10/11/2017 6:19:32 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9 October 2017 | GARETH DAVIES
    A man dressed as a shark has been arrested under Austria's burka ban laws while working as a mascot outside a shop. The employee was standing outside McShark in a shark suit to advertise the new electronics store in Vienna. Police officers demanded he removed his shark head and when he refused, protesting he was 'just doing his job', they arrested him and slapped him with a fine.
  • Whale watchers got to see a great white shark munching on a dead whale for brunch

    08/12/2017 8:09:31 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 3 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 12 Aug 2017 | Dialynn Dwyer
    Avellar said he checked with his passengers to see if they would be comfortable seeing the dead whale. “They were like, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah!’” he said. They found the scene about two miles north of Provincetown’s Race Point around 10 a.m. Avellar said when they first arrived, there were two “good-size” great whites chowing on the whale carcass.
  • Incredible underwater photos capture sharks in fish 'tornado'

    08/01/2017 7:41:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 1 August 2017 • 10:53am | Mark Molloy
    Stunning images get up close and personal with a group of sharks Credit: Tanya Houppermans / Caters =============================================================================================================================== A 'one in a million' shot of a shark Credit: Tanya Houpperman / Caters =========================================================================================================================== The shark penetrates a bait ball of thousands of fish Credit: Tanya Houpperman / Caters ==============================================================================================================================
  • Here's What Happened When Michael Phelps Raced a Great White Shark

    07/23/2017 8:51:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 07/23/2017 | Kimberly Nordyke
    The most decorated Olympian in history took on the creature in Sunday night's special, but, to the disappointment of some viewers, he was not actually swimming alongside a shark in the water. Retired competitive swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time with a total of 28 medals, took on a great white shark in a Discovery Channel special on Sunday night. Did he win? Phelps vs Shark: Great Gold vs Great White, which helped kick off Discovery Channel's Shark Week programming, found Phelps and a group of scientists working to record the speed of, first, a hammerhead...
  • Record-breaking hammerhead shark caught near Texas City

    07/10/2017 12:30:06 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 48 replies
    KXAN ^ | July 10, 2017, 5:55 am | By Calily Bien
    TEXAS CITY, Texas (KXAN) — There’s no doubt Tim McClellen will be framing the picture of him with the massive, record-breaking hammerhead shark he caught over the weekend. McClellen won 1st place when he caught the 1,033-pound shark in the 55th Annual Texas City Jaycees Tackle Time Fishing Tournament on July 9. His catch smashed the 871-pound record set in 1980 in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Michael Phelps Will Race Great White Shark for Shark Week and We Can't Wait

    06/22/2017 10:11:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/22/2017 | BY ARNOLD CARREIRO
    He’s earned 23 Olympic gold medals for the American swim team over his career, but can this all-American record-breaking athlete outswim a great white shark? We’ll find out when man races beast as soon as “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs Great White” debuts on the Discovery Channel on July 23 for their annual “Shark Week” programming event. Phelps "has one competition left to win," according to the Discovery Channel. "An event so monumental no one has ever attempted it before. The world’s most decorated athlete takes on the ocean’s most efficient predator: Phelps V Shark – the race...
  • San Onofre State Beach shark attack victim Leeanne Ericson 'fighting for her life'

    05/02/2017 6:17:16 PM PDT · by Pelham · 12 replies
    ABC 10 News ^ | 5/2/2017 | J. Ong
    SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A woman attacked by a shark off San Onofre State Beach over the weekend remains hospitalized and is "fighting for her life" at a local hospital. On April 29, Leeanne Ericson was swimming when a shark bit her. Her mother, Christine McKnerney Leidle, said on a GoFundMe page set up for her daughter's medical costs that the shark "tore her right back leg from her glute to her knee." Leidle told 10News her daughter's boyfriend, who was surfing in the immediate area, quickly came to her aid and put her on the surfboard to get her...
  • Mako shark makes a 5,000-mile sprint to South Florida in just 142 days

    02/25/2017 8:09:00 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 24 Feb 2017 | JENNY STALETOVICH
    After researchers tagged the 6.5-foot-long male shark off the Maryland coast in the fall, Hypower circled offshore between New York and New Jersey, took a few loops around the North Atlantic, then made a beeline down the East Coast. The shark then trekked close to shore in North and Central Florida before heading to South Florida, where it swam down to the Keys and back toward the mainland. Nicknamed the “cheetahs of the seas,” makos can swim up to 60 mph. The sharks are known for making remarkably long treks — a young female named JiffyLube2 (for her sponsor) covered...
  • Surfing Dog Shark Scare?

    01/11/2017 4:24:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    A weekend shark sighting temporarily closed the ocean off of a stretch of Huntington Beach, and a surfing dog may have had a close encounter with a shark. During a photo shoot with Sugar the Surfing Dog in Huntington Beach, an image was taken that shows what appears to be a 9 to 10-foot-long shark in the wave next to her. Source: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Surfing-Dog-Shark-Scare__Los-Angeles-410271715.html#ixzz4VVD1py1c Follow us: @NBCLA on Twitter | NBCLA on Facebook
  • CUBAN: 'I was dumb enough to think I would be able to talk people out of voting for Donald Trump'

    11/28/2016 4:19:22 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 117 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo ^ | November 28, 2016 | Allan Smith
    Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban recently laid out on his blog how he believes President-elect Donald Trump utilized the mainstream media to pull off a huge upset and win the election. Cuban added he was "dumb" for thinking he could convince people to not vote for the bombastic real-estate magnate. In a post published earlier this month on Blog Maverick, Cuban said the Trump campaign was "a lot smarter and able to rally" mainstream media "haters" and turn them into Trump "believers and voters" in key states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. [snip] "We were the bad guys," he wrote. "We...
  • Surfers want to kill a three-metre bronze whaler shark which has been menacing

    08/01/2016 3:47:24 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 1 August 2016 | Steven Trask
    A three-metre shark that has been menacing a popular stretch of surf in Western Australia should be culled before someone is killed, local surfers say. The bronze whaler shark has lingered at Perth's Trigg Point beach for six weeks and had chased beachgoers into shore at least three times, surfers said. 'I don't particularly condone killing anything but this shark has been freaking people out in our neighbourhood for the better part of two months', surfer Glen Buckey told the West Australian.
  • Shark attack survivor: Woman suffered one big bite across her body, a punctured lung and

    06/02/2016 11:59:02 AM PDT · by Pelham · 37 replies
    OC Register ^ | 6/1/2016 | laylan connelly
    She had wounds in a half circle across her torso, teeth marks from her upper right shoulder in the back to her pelvis in front and to the other side of her buttocks in the back. Several ribs were fractured. A lung was punctured. She lost no less than a liter of blood. Doctors looked for teeth that might’ve still been in her body. Maria Korcsmaros, a 52-year-old triathlete and mother of three, survived a shark attack Sunday in Corona del Mar. She lived only because of her own quick thinking, strong work from a pair of Newport Beach lifeguards...
  • Where are Donald Trump's Tax Returns?

    05/11/2016 4:58:28 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 81 replies
    Fakebook ^ | 18 May 2016 | Mitt Romney
    It is disqualifying for a modern-day presidential nominee to refuse to release tax returns to the voters, especially one who has not been subject to public scrutiny in either military or public service. Tax returns provide the public with its sole confirmation of the veracity of a candidate's representations regarding charities, priorities, wealth, tax conformance, and conflicts of interest. Further, while not a likely circumstance, the potential for hidden inappropriate associations with foreign entities, criminal organizations, or other unsavory groups is simply too great a risk to ignore for someone who is seeking to become commander-in-chief. Mr. Trump says he...
  • Man Wrestles Shark, Snaps Photos on Palm Beach

    02/23/2016 9:56:15 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Feb 22, 2016
    A video out of Palm Beach, Florida, has sparked a controversial debate online. It shows a man reeling in a shark, wrestling it in the sand and then snapping photos with it. Fishermen are seen in the video hooking a 4-5 foot blacktip shark over the weekend, according to NBC affiliate WPTV. Video of the photo shared by one of the station's reporters has been seen more than 280,000 times. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said this is legal, and it's more common than you might think. "There's nothing legally wrong with this," FAU biological science professor Dr....
  • Ted Cruz left 'speechless' by Glenn Beck's endorsement in Iowa

    01/23/2016 7:03:13 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 146 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 1/23/2016 | Twitchy Staff
    Cruz was at a loss for words: Oliver Darcy: @oliverdarcy - @TedCruz, following @glennbeck endorsement: "It is not often that I am speechless."
  • 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.
  • Shark Tank: Johnny Georges Pitches Tree-T-Pee

    12/30/2015 7:40:30 PM PST · by Baynative · 21 replies
    Facebook Video ^ | Oct 6, 2015 | Omoleto
    A farmer goes on 'Shark Tank' and gets his life's work ripped to shreds. Now watch him turn the tables...
  • Weird blobfish-looking sofa shark discovered in Scottish waters for first time

    09/30/2015 8:19:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    www.ibtimes.co.uk ^ | September 29, 2015 12:44 BST | By Hannah Osborne
    The sofa shark had never been found in Scottish waters before - Scottish Shark Tagging Programme ====================================================================================================================== A species of shark that looks like a massive blobfish has been discovered off the coast of Scotland for the first time. The false catfish (also known as a sofa shark) was found by scientists conducting a deep sea survey with Marine Scotland. Pseudotrakias microdon live at depths of between 500m and 1,400m. For this reason, they are rarely encountered but have been caught in locations around the world, including the western Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean. They normally swim close to 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...
  • HOME>U.S. Shark Takes Big Bite Out of California Surfer's Board

    08/30/2015 10:39:19 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | 30 Aug 2015 | MICHELLE KIM, DAVID CHIU and EMILY SHAPIRO
    Dempsey was later reunited with her board, which had a 14-by-8 inch piece chomped out of it.