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  • Mick Fanning's mum recalls terror of watching him fighting for his life during shark attack

    07/19/2015 11:31:54 PM PDT · by ponygirl · 5 replies
    ABC Australia ^ | 7/19/2015 | Abc,net.au
    While Australian surfer Mick Fanning fought for his life against a shark in South African waters, his mum watched the terrifying moment back at home on live television. Fanning emerged unscathed after fighting off the shark which attacked him while he waited for his first wave in the final of the World Surf League (WSL) event at Jeffreys Bay. His mother Elizabeth Osborne said as she saw the event unfold she walked towards the television as if to "pull him out" and rescue him.
  • VIDEO: Shark Pulls Florida Fisherman From Kayak, Still Lands It

    07/04/2015 3:08:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KHON ^ | 7/3
    A video of a shark pulling a Florida fisherman from his kayak is going viral right now. Captain Ben Chancey was grouper fishing on his kayak in Florida when he got a big surprise. He was reeling in a giant Goliath grouper but he said the fish broke free from the line and left his bait floating in front of bull sharks swimming around him. An 8 1/2-foot bull shark took the bait and Chancey hung on to the reel while he was still seated in his 14-foot kayak. The shark ended up flipping Chancey’s kayak and tipping him into...
  • Men Catch Shark on North Carolina Beach as String of Attacks Rattle Nerves

    07/04/2015 1:42:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 3, 2015 | EMILY SHAPIRO and ALANA ABRAMSON
    Amid a string of shark attacks in North Carolina, two beach-goers turned the tables on one shark that got a little bit too close for comfort today. Two men were fishing in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, this morning when they caught a shark, witness Chloe Finlay told ABC News. These photos, provided by witness Anna Korman, show one of the men grabbing the shark by its tail and pulling it right out of the water.
  • UPDATE: 7-foot shark pulls man under water Ocracoke Island in NC, victim airlifted to hospital

    07/02/2015 5:11:23 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 40 replies
    myfox8.com ^ | Stephanie Doyle
    A 68-year-old man was pulled under the water by a shark Wednesday in the Outer Banks — this time on Ocracoke Island. The man was swimming outside the first breaker about 25 feet offshore, directly in front of the lifeguard stand, when he encountered a gray shark about 7 feet long, Hyde County officials said. A lifeguard saw the shark pull the man under the water. He suffered several bites to his rib cage, hip, lower leg and both hands. A witness told CNN he saw a “trail of blood from water to the sand.” The victim was able to...
  • 8-Year-Old Appears to Be Bitten by Shark, Suffers Minor Injuries(NC)

    06/24/2015 6:02:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    WBTV ^ | Jun 24, 2015
    An 8-year-old boy suffered minor injuries Wednesday afternoon from what appeared to be a small shark bite, according to the Surf City Police Department. Officials said the incident happened around 12:25 p.m., near 700 South Shore Drive. Police say the wounds were superficial and the child is expected to be okay. Surf City Police and Pender East EMS responded and provided treatment on scene. According to the police chief, the victim had what looked like a bite mark on the top of the foot and a puncture wound on the heel. The bite was about 7 inches in diameter. A...
  • Vacationing shark-attack victims were in shallow water

    06/15/2015 8:35:00 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 06/15/15
    OAK ISLAND, N.C. (AP) -- Two young people vacationing in the beach town of Oak Island were swimming in waist-deep water when they lost limbs in separate life-threatening shark attacks, town officials said Monday. A 12-year-old girl from Asheboro lost part of her arm and suffered a leg injury, and a 16-year-old boy from Winston-Salem lost his left arm less than 90 minutes later and about 2 miles away late Sunday afternoon, officials said. The victims were each about 20 yards offshore. The emergency call about the girl came in about 4:40 p.m., and the one about the boy at...
  • Two Teens Lose Limbs in Separate Shark Attacks at Same Beach (Oak Island, North Carolina)

    06/14/2015 6:30:50 PM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | Sunday, June 14, 2014 | Kevin Conlon and Janet DiGiacomo
    Two teenagers lost limbs in separate shark attacks at the same North Carolina beach on Sunday. Oak Island Mayor Betty Wallace told CNN that a teenage girl lost her left arm and left leg in an attack around 4:15 p.m. EDT. Less than 90 minutes later, as responders were still tending to her, a teenage boy was then attacked. "His arm was clean off," said witness Jason Hunter, who spoke with CNN affiliate WWAY.
  • Woman Bitten in Hand by Shark in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

    06/05/2015 7:14:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    A young woman was bitten in the hand by a shark Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Friday. According to the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Fire Department, the woman was fishing and hauled in a nurse shark. After reeling it in, she tried to remove the hook from the shark's mouth and it bit her. The shark was clamped on so tight to her hand that a police officer had to use his baton to get it to let go. Once they got it free, the shark was released back into the water. The woman was left with a puncture wound which was treated on the scene.
  • 'Jaws' turns 40: Five reasons it wouldn't work today

    05/31/2015 7:05:35 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 89 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 31, 2015 | Steve Tilley
    It might be safe to go in the water now. Monday marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Jaws, director Steven Spielberg’s tale of a great white shark terrorizing a picturesque seaside town. It’s a bona fide classic, deserving of all the praise it gets. But it’s also something of a relic, a throwback to a simpler time in moviemaking when we were less cynical and more easily frightened. For all the monster movie remakes being trotted out this decade, it’s actually not surprising we haven’t seen Jaws sequel since 1987’s Jaws: The Revenge (and not just because that...
  • 3,400-pound shark Mary Lee continues to roam Virginia coast

    05/22/2015 12:05:31 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | May 21, 2015 | Rex Springston
    If you go take a dip off the Virginia coast this Memorial Day weekend, you could be swimming with a toothy, 3,400-pound buddy. Mary Lee, a 16-foot great white shark and an Internet sensation, is touring the Atlantic coast — sometimes close to shore.
  • Great white shark is tracked to the Jersey Shore

    05/08/2015 8:24:33 AM PDT · by Focault's Pendulum · 38 replies
    nj105.5 ^ | May 8, 2015 9:52 AM | Dan Alexander
    A great white shark, tracked to New Jersey, remains off the southern coastline this morning. The non-profit group OCREACH tracked a shark named “Mary Lee” to a location just east of Brigantine on Friday morning. The group gets a ping from Mary Lee every time her dorsal fin surfaces. She has been making her way north since April and traveled nearly 193 miles in the past 72 hours
  • Watch the terrifying moment a HUGE great white shark attacks a film crew standing in a tiny [tr]

    04/27/2015 6:28:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 27, 2015 | Belinda Grant Geary
    Shocking footage has emerged of the terrifying moment two people stood in a tiny dinghy while a six metre great white shark charged them. A film crew shooting the documentary Lair of the Megashark were just off New Zealand's Steward Island when they attempted to put a camera on the dorsal fin of the massive ocean predator who decided to nudge the boat and bite at the thin rope that tethered the dinghy to the main boat. The two men that can be seen on the boat are shark experts Jeff Kurr and Andy Casagrande. They can be seen panicking...
  • 'Archie vs. Sharknado' comic to surface in July

    04/20/2015 4:22:42 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | april 17, 2015 | ethan sacks
    Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the comic store... Archie Comics announced Friday that it would pit its freckled, red-headed boy next door against a maelstrom of toothy proportions in time for the July 22 release of "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" The forecast for the single-issue "Archie vs. Sharknado" mash-up calls for the fearsome fish to rain down just as the students of Riverdale High start summer break. "It's Sharknado, people will die," "Sharknado 3" director Anthony C. Ferrante, who penned the comic, told The Daily News, "And if we tell the story really...
  • Bobcat Catches Shark At Popular Florida Beach And Becomes Dinner

    04/07/2015 6:42:06 PM PDT · by seantruet · 90 replies
    albasun ^ | 08.04.2015 | Sean Truett
    CAT-FISHED! Something you don't see every day... I don't know who is more shocked, Us or the Shark!? Read more at http://www.albasun.com/2015/04/shark-attacked-by-bobcat-at-florida-beach.html
  • 'I Jumped Off a Bridge to End My Life But Was Saved - by a Sea Lion'

    03/05/2015 8:39:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Mirror ^ | 5 March 2015 | John Shammas
    Kevin Hines was battling mental illness when he tried to commit suicide, but believed the sea creature kept him afloat and saved his lifeA man who was suffering from mental illness and depression has revealed how a sea lion saved his life after he tried to kill himself. Kevin Hines jumped off San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge in 2000, but against all the odds he managed to survive. Hines told how his depression had led him to see life through a "bit of tunnel vision," leading him to think he had to die. SNIP He told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation:...
  • Katy Perry continues to cash in..after releasing a $130 'official left shark onesie' [edited]

    03/03/2015 11:20:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 3, 2015 | Charlie Lankston
    Katy Perry has launched an official 'left shark' costume inspired by one of the backing dancers from her Super Bowl halftime show, who became an overnight internet sensation when he appeared to forget his dance moves live on air. The 30-year-old singer, who was joined by backing dancers dressed as surfboards, palm trees and beach balls, as well as the now-infamous shark duo, for her rendition of California Girls and Teenage Dream at the NFL final in February, tweeted the news to her delighted followers on Monday evening, advising them to head to her online store and pick up one...
  • 'Sharknado 3' Sets President and Vice President Roles (Exclusive)

    03/02/2015 8:22:59 PM PST · by Enterprise · 9 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 3/2/2015 | Lesley Goldberg
    Mark Cuban and Ann Coulter have joined the growing list of guest stars for the third TV movie in the phenomenon, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
  • Rare frilled shark caught off Australia coast

    01/22/2015 6:50:28 AM PST · by eastforker · 63 replies
    cnn ^ | 1/22/2015 | Brian Walker
    CNN) - It looks like something out of "Alien," but has more in common with "Jurassic Park." It's a rare frilled shark that has been caught by a fisherman in Australia, where no one remembers ever seeing one caught before. With a mouth packed full of needle-like teeth and a body like an eel, the six-foot long frilled shark is sometimes described as a fish "fossil" that dates back 80 million years.
  • Beachgoer slices open a pregnant dead shark to save her pups and lead them to the ocean

    12/04/2014 11:35:05 AM PST · by Gamecock · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 December 2014 | Ollie Gillman
    An American family found the deceased mother shark on a beach in Cape Town, South Africa, but noticed that something inside the creature was still moving. Realising there could be baby sharks inside, the gruesome but remarkable footage shows the man using a knife to perform a makeshift C-section on the animal. As the beachgoer cuts into the shark, a witness can be heard saying: 'Err... I don't think there's a baby in there.' But moments later something begins to wriggle inside, causing the good Samaritan to jump back and shout as a baby shark squirms in his hand.
  • Surfer frantically paddles to escape the jaws of a huge shark as it comes for him in the pristine

    10/31/2014 7:18:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 31, 2014 | Emily Crane
    This is the frightening moment a three-metre Great White started trailing a surfer back to shore, just two weeks before another man lost his arm and hand in a nearby shark attack. Andy Johnston was out with a small group of surfers at West Beach near Esperance, south-east of Perth, on September 21 when people ashore spotted the dark shadow looming. Other surfers managed to clear the water onto a reef after people started to honk their car horns to warn of the approaching shark, but Mr Johnston opted to stay put.
  • These Fishermen Were Going To Have Shark, But A Giant Fish Decided It Wanted Sushi Instead

    08/24/2014 2:47:19 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    ijreview ^ | August 24, 2014 | Justen Charters
    These fishermen were thinking shark was on the main course for dinner. However, one grouper fish only saw it as an appetizer. http://www.ijreview.com/2014/08/170793-fishermen-going-shark-giant-fish-decided-wanted-sushi-instead/
  • Brutus the giant crocodile attacks shark in Australia

    08/06/2014 1:26:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    afp ^ | August 6, 2014
    Tourists in northern Australia have been left stunned by two fierce animals going head-to-head -- a massive saltwater crocodile wrestling with a bull shark in its jaws. ... Brutus, who is thought to be about 80 years old and is missing a front leg and most of his teeth, is well known in the area, and the Northern Territory News described the battle as "Jaws v Claws". Speculation is that the prospect of a fish dinner was tasty revenge for a croc that was thought to have lost his limb to one of the sharks who inhabit nearby waters. "But...
  • Watch great white sharks trying to eat an underwater robot

    08/06/2014 12:48:32 PM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 5, 2014 | Weston Williams
    If you’re one of those people who doesn't like having your picture taken, here's some dubious advice courtesy of a great white shark: try to eat the camera. Discovery Channel's website recently featured a series of videos of sharks inspecting, intimidating, and even attacking an underwater vehicle that was filming the marine predators in their native habitat.
  • 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
    GrindTV.com ^ | 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
  • OVER 150 FROZEN SHARKS FOUND ALONG GULF COAST AS WINTER STORM HITS REGION

    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
    http://www.myfoxdc.com ^ | 11-27-2013 | Staff
    <p>According to CBC.ca, 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 · 35 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
    grindtv.com ^ | 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
    nj.com ^ | 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