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  • Some Sharks fans object to plan of using 'ice girls'

    07/14/2014 7:44:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | July 12, 2014 | David Pollak
    SAN JOSE -- The Sharks are not backing down from their plan to recruit "ice girls" to help clean the playing surface during each game despite a backlash from a segment of their fan base. "Fans take pride in the Sharks not objectifying women. Please keep the Tank a family environment," SharksFanTX wrote on Twitter. Another ended her Twitter complaint with an "#icegirlsareadealbreaker" hashtag, vowing to cancel season tickets if the team sticks with its plan. And with little publicity, a "Say NO to Sharks Ice Girls" page on Facebook, as well as a similar petition at change.org, attracted more...
  • UPDATED : Shark Attacks Swimmer Near Manhattan Beach Pier

    07/05/2014 8:41:21 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 46 replies
    Culver City Patch ^ | 7/5/2014 | Penny Arevalo
    A 7-foot-long shark attacked a swimmer Saturday at Manhattan Beach, causing serious injury and prompting authorities to use helicopters and boats to evacuate throngs of people taking to the water on a busy 4th of July holiday weekend. The incident happened about 9:30 Saturday morning, said photographer Eric Hartman, who saw the victim carried from a lifeguard vehicle on a backboard into an ambulance near the first lifeguard station south of the Manhattan Pier.
  • New Jersey Pals Divided on Whether to Encourage Great White Shark to Eat Their Boat

    06/23/2014 5:16:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 23, 2014 | Caroline Bankoff
    A group of friends were fishing off Cape May, New Jersey, this weekend when a Great White Shark started circling their 35-foot boat, eventually lunging forward to rip a basket of fish right off the side. Rather than lose their minds with horror at the sight of a chomping, many-toothed sea creature — which, at 16 feet long, was nearly half the size of their ride — some of the humans leaned over the water for a better look. "Come back," sighed Steven Clark, the foolhardy dude who shot the video below. "Steven, don't, don't, don't — what are you...
  • "Sharknado" to get a third installment (LOL - I CAN'T WAIT!)

    05/01/2014 12:05:09 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 30, 2014 | Lauren Morasi
    The second "Sharknado" film doesn't premiere until this summer, but that hasn't stopped Syfy from plotting a third installment of the cult, social media-driven franchise. What we know is that more sharks and tornadoes are expected to follow in the third movie, but a cast and location have yet to be announced. The first film found sharks and storms wreaking havoc on Los Angeles, and the second one, titled "Sharknado 2: The Second One," is set in New York City. It debuts July 30 -- a year after the first movie premiered. Actress Vivica A. Fox, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sugar...
  • Shark Season Singer Island, Florida [youtube video link]

    03/14/2014 3:36:24 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | 3-4-14 | cyberspeed2
    Says this is from November, but just posted a week or so ago.
  • 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...
  • More Than 300 Sharks In Australia Are Now On Twitter

    01/02/2014 6:26:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NPR ^ | January 01, 2014 | Alan Yu
    Sharks in Western Australia are now tweeting out where they are — in a way. Government researchers have tagged 338 sharks with acoustic transmitters that monitor where the animals are. When a tagged shark is about half a mile away from a beach, it triggers a computer alert, which tweets out a message on the Surf Life Saving Western Australia Twitter feed. The tweet notes the shark's size, breed and approximate location. Since 2011, Australia has had more fatal shark attacks than any other country; there have been six over the past two years — the most recent in November....
  • Did Shark Photobomb Manhattan Beach Family? [California]

    12/29/2013 6:04:24 AM PST · by ETL · 56 replies
    CBS - LA ^ | December 28, 2013
    MANHATTAN BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Say cheese! Say shark? Did a shark photobomb a Manhattan Beach family Friday? June Emerson thinks one did! Emerson’s Facebook page has been flooded with comments that she and her sons were definitely involved with a close encounter of the “Jaws” variety. Others see it more like “Flipper” as in a harmless dolphin. Whatever tail you believe, the picture definitely has put a fright into Emerson.
  • 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>
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Actress Tara Reid Explains Whale Sharks [Funny and sad video]

    08/09/2013 8:22:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 8, 2013 - 9:54 AM | Staff
    If her boobs were brains, she would be a genius....... Go to link and listen to her wisdom.............
  • Anti-shark wetsuits make divers look less like a meal

    08/02/2013 12:21:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Euronews ^ | 31/07/13 14:20 CET
    Sharks are the predators of the sea and there is nothing they like more than to snack on a tasty morsel like a seal. However, they can mistake a diver in wetsuit for a seal, and as a consequence the attack humans. Now an Australian company has invented wetsuits that confuse a shark’s vision by making the wearer seem invisible. One of the designs repels the shark by making the wearer unpalatable, and the other replicates the natural patterns of the ocean. …
  • USS Indianapolis sinking: 'You could see sharks circling (68th anniversary )

    07/30/2013 5:49:37 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 72 replies
    BBC ^ | 07/28/2103 | Alex Last
    When USS Indianapolis was hit by Japanese torpedoes in the final weeks of WWII, hundreds of crewmen jumped into the water to escape the burning ship. Surrounded by sharks, they waited for a response to their SOS. But no one had been sent to look for them. In late July 1945, USS Indianapolis had been on a special secret mission, delivering parts of the first atomic bomb to the Pacific Island of Tinian where American B-29 bombers were based. Its job done, the warship, with 1,197 men on board, was sailing west towards Leyte in the Philippines when it was...
  • How Should We Respond When Humans and Sharks Collide? (3 Ways You Avoid Shark Bites)

    07/13/2013 7:00:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    National Geographic ^ | July 4, 2013 | Emily Shenk
    As vacationers head to the beach this holiday weekend, an expert says communities are taking a variety of approaches to keep swimmers safe.Would you go swimming where there's recently been a shark attack? It's a quandary that shark attack expert Christopher Neff, a doctoral researcher at the University of Sydney, strives to understand. Neff has studied how the public and governments respond to shark bites in North America, Australia, and Africa. He says that with more and more people using the ocean, the way we talk about shark attacks and the methods governments use to reduce the risk of shark...
  • Kayaker Survives Great White Shark Attack at Pacifica Beach

    06/26/2013 9:34:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 | George Kiriyama
    California shark-attack survivor shares his storyA kayaker on Tuesday reportedly survived a great white shark attack at a beach in Pacifica just outside San Francisco. The teeth marks say it all. Pacifica kayaker Micah Flansburg knows he's lucky. He was kayaking near the point off of Linda Mar Beach with a friend. "And there was a huge explosion of water behind me and I instantly knew something just wasn't right," Flansburg said. And he also instantly knew he was looking at a great white shark. "It was, it looked just like the Discovery Channel. Shark's eyes were rolled up in...
  • French honeymooner killed by a shark while surfing in front of his wife in the Indian Ocean

    05/09/2013 7:04:41 AM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 19 replies
    Mail Online ^ | Damien Gayle
    French honeymooner killed by a shark while surfing in front of his wife at beach resort in Indian Ocean It is the third fatal shark attack on Reunion this year Nearby swimmer raised the alert after seeing blood in the water Lifeguards dived into the water and brought the victim back to shore
  • Shark Dads Lose Babies to Unborn Cannibal Siblings

    05/01/2013 12:11:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 4/30/2013 | Ed Yong
    Inside its mother’s womb, an unborn sand tiger shark is busy devouring its brothers and sisters. It’s just 10 centimetres long but it already has well-developed eyes and a set of sharp teeth, which it turns against its smaller siblings. By the time the pregnant female gives birth, it only has two babies left—one from each of its two wombs. These survivors have already eaten all the others. They’re the bloody victors of a pre-birth battle. The arched back, upturned snout and protruding teeth of a sand tiger shark give it a particularly brutish look. Its reproductive habits don’t help....
  • 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...
  • Shark Feeding Frenzy Near Water's Edge

    12/20/2012 12:07:59 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    WIVB ^ | Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | Jessica Brown
    Onlookers stood on shore to witness rare event Cameras were rolling as a group of sharks went on a feeding frenzy along Australia's West Coast. Beaches shut down as more than a dozen tiger sharks circled just feet from shore. Up to 16 tiger sharks fed off a dolphin carcass around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday -- just 20 meters from one of Perth's most popular beaches. The sharks ranged in size from 1- to 3 meters. “I can't recall off the top of my head seeing anything remotely like this -- the sight of up to 16 sharks feeding within about...
  • 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.
  • Discovery’s ‘Shark Week’ Causes Feeding Frenzy Among Viewers

    08/21/2012 9:14:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2012 | DAVID HINCKLEY
    Sharks ruled the air waves as well as the ocean waves again this year. The Discovery Channel says total viewership for its annual "Shark Week" was 21.4 million, up from 18.6 million in 2011. The big fish also drew 1.6 million tweets, about double the volume from last year. Discovery encouraged tweeting this year with several segments in which tweets were flashed on the screen. Shark Week, which launched 25 years ago, has become the most successful long-running cable theme week on television, remaining ahead of later descendants like "Big Cat Week" and "Tornado Week." Discovery has produced more than...
  • 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...
  • 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.”
  • Shark Bites German Woman In Vero Beach

    05/09/2012 9:16:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | Karen Franklin
    The woman was standing in the water in Vero Beach when the shark bit her thighA woman visiting Florida from Germany was bitten by a shark in Vero Beach Wednesday while she was standing in waist-deep water, TCpalm reported. Karin Ulrike Stei, 47, was listed in stable condition Wednesday afternoon at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce. She sustained a 12-inch laceration to her left thigh that left her bone visible, according to authorities. Police said Stei was in the water with her friend Brigitte Schmid about 25 yards offshore when the shark attacked the vacationer....
  • Pics: Here's a Real Shark with a Real Laser Attached to Its Fin

    05/02/2012 7:24:55 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    DVICE ^ | May 2, 2012 | Raymond Wong
    Pics: Here's a real shark with a real laser attached to its fin Through the collective power of Facebook "Liking," Wicked Lasers promised a shark with a laser attached to it. Internet, here's your shark with a laser mounted on its fin. The laser isn't on the shark's head, but this will do (for now). Did you really think that Wicked Lasers would arm a shark with a powerful weapon that would give it the ability to sear other marine life? Get real. True, Wicked Lasers and marine biologist Luke Tipple did mount an S3 Krypton laser to a lemon...
  • Massive great white shark reportedly hooked off coast of Mexico

    04/18/2012 12:43:35 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18, 2012
    A great white shark nearly 20 feet long and weighing 2,000 pounds was reportedly hooked by commercial fishermen in the Sea of Cortez in northwestern Mexico. The massive catch, according to local reports by Milenio News, would be one of the longest great white sharks ever recorded if verified at a length 19.8 feet, or 6 meters. The shark, which was dead when it was brought to the surface, was netted by fishermen named Guadalupe and Baltazar, according to reports. "We were amazed and immediately realized that we had a huge, dead, great white shark, and then we thought 'what...
  • It turns out sawfish actually wield their snouts like chainsaw-toting madmen

    03/06/2012 6:48:36 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    IO9 ^ | Mar 5, 2012 | Robert T. Gonzalez
    It turns out sawfish actually wield their snouts like chainsaw-toting madmen On second thought, that's not entirely accurate. Comparing a sawfish to a "madman" might give you the impression that these cousins of stingrays are unruly or careless when it comes to dispatching prey with their serrated snouts, when, in actuality, recent evidence suggests the exact opposite to be the case. Truth be told, sawfish are a lot more like chainsaw-toting surgeons. This observation was made by University of Queensland Biologist Barbara Wueringer, who used chunks of mullet and tuna meat to observe the predatory behavior of juvenile Pristis microdon...
  • Sea otters face a growing threat: shark attacks

    02/18/2012 8:42:25 AM PST · by null and void · 39 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | 02/17/2012 11:14:50 AM PST | Paul Rogers
    California's sea otters have struggled for years with diseases, parasites and even the occasional collision with boats. But now the fuzzy coastal mascots are increasingly facing another threat: shark attacks. It's difficult to say that white shark numbers are increasing. Last year, the first comprehensive study of the number of white sharks off the California coast estimated there are 219, fewer than previously thought. Block said other species of sharks, including sevengills and makos, might also be attacking otters. She said having a population of large predators is healthy for any ecosystem, and that more research is needed before...
  • In 'Shark Attack Experiment LIVE,' Scientists Bait Sharks With Bikini-Clad Girls to Study Hunting

    11/23/2011 3:12:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 23, 2011 | Bill Weir
    Girl. Bikini. Shark. The only thing missing are two notes on a tuba – duhm, duhm – that ominous, iconic indication that "Jaws" is about to turn the water blood red. But here in the shark infested waters off the South African coast, the women are not actresses and the sharks are not movie robots. SNIP Watch the full story on "Nightline" tonight at 11:35 p.m. ET Since making it his life's work to demystify these monsters, marine biologist Dr. Ryan Johnson free dived with sharks countless times, he uses bite meters to measure the strength of their jaws and...
  • 3,000 Dead Sharks Found in Illegal Net

    09/28/2011 12:31:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011 | Greg Wilson
    Mexican fishermen suspectedAs many as 3,000 dead sharks were found tangled in a three-mile long illegal net off the coast of Texas, officials said. Game wardens found the fish Sept. 20 off Texas' southern South Padre Island near the border with Mexico, according to Parks and Wildlife Department spokesman Steve Lightfoot. No arrests have been made, Lightfoot told The Associated Press. "This is by far the most sharks I have ever gotten in one load," Texas Parks and Wildlife Sgt. James Dunk told local KGBT. "We have here probably two to three miles of gill net that was placed in...
  • 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.
  • Rick Perry and the plaintiffs' bar (candidate most hated and feared by lawyers)

    08/22/2011 6:21:30 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | August 22, 2011 | Alexander Burns
    America’s trial lawyers are getting ready to make the case against one of their biggest targets in years: Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Among litigators, there is no presidential candidate who inspires the same level of hatred – and fear – as Perry, an avowed opponent of the plaintiffs’ bar who has presided over several rounds of tort reform as governor. And if Perry ends up as the Republican nominee for president, deep-pocketed trial lawyers intend to play a central role in the campaign to defeat him.
  • 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
  • Sky Sharks: Pictures of Super-Predators Snatching Prey From the Air

    06/26/2011 6:58:53 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies
    nationalgeographic ^ | June 15, 2011 | Chris Fallows
    What one-ton fish armed with rows of dagger-like teeth can lunge ten feet from the ocean to snatch its prey? None other than the great white shark, a super-predator that has honed its killing skills over hundreds of millions of years. Husband-and-wife photography team Chris and Monique Fallows share their pictures, experiences, and insights collected over a lifetime of observing sharks and other predators in Africa.
  • Biggest Great White Shark Caught, Released

    05/10/2011 12:49:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    National Geographic ^ | May 6, 2011 | Christine Dell'Amore
    18-foot fish may help crack migration mysteries, team says.ON TV: Shark Men—Biggest and Baddest premieres at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday, May 8, on the National Geographic Channel. Talk about a big fish—an expedition crew has hauled up—and released—what the team says is the biggest great white shark yet caught. The 17.9-foot-long (5.5-meter-long) male behemoth was found off Mexico's Guadalupe Island (map) in fall 2009. The animal breaks the team's previous record of 16.8 feet (5.1 meters), set when they caught a female great white named Kimel. (Both records are unofficial and not maintained by a formal organization.) The...
  • Patty Cake Cats & A Kayak Fisherman vs A Great White Shark from Down Under (Videos)

    04/01/2011 10:25:56 AM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 16 replies
    Funny, Weird, & Educational Pictures or Videos | 4/1/11 | Chuck Wolk
    The first video is two cats playing pattycake. The owner of the cats says that her two cats "Goo" and "Yat Jai" are playing patty cake or Wing Chun Sticky hands! They do this all the time and that she finally caught it on video. When they realized she was filming, they stops and then resumed when they thought she wasn't looking anymore. Someone else saw the video online and added the voice over. It is the voice over that truly makes this video so great. In the second video, you will see an Australian kayaker who is fishing...
  • Fisherman films 3m shark's attack on marlin

    02/11/2011 9:16:05 AM PST · by Capt. Tom · 17 replies
    Nine News- news.ninemsn.com.au ^ | Fri, Feb 11, 2011 | ninemsn staff
    A fisherman has captured amazing video of an underwater encounter with a hungry 3m mako shark off the NSW coast. Al McGlashan, a fishing columnist for the Daily Telegraph, found himself face to face with the shark while catching marlin about 50km southeast of Port Stephens. His crew had caught a 2.5m marlin and Mr McGlashan jumped in the water to tag the fish. "The marlin was being revived for release after tagging when I felt a swirl of water around me," Mr McGlashan told the newspaper.
  • That Which Lurks below (Shark below surfer caught on video)

    02/02/2011 5:45:32 PM PST · by OneVike · 35 replies · 1+ views
    OneVike ^ | 2/2/11
    While SUP surfing (stand up paddle surfing) with a couple friends, Chuck Paterson saw 2 sharks circling them for about 15 minutes. The next day, Chuck decided to go back out at around the same time and take my his ("GO PRO HD HERO") camera mounted on a 10 ft pole and do some exploring. Sure enough within 5 minutes a 9 ft shark came out of no where and circled him twice and slapped his tail on his board before disappearing. About a minute later a 7 ft young juvenile Great White swam circles around him for 12...
  • Mossad sends Zionist sharks to attack innocent Egyptians

    12/06/2010 12:32:55 PM PST · by Stoat · 38 replies
    Jihad Watch / Reuters ^ | December 6, 2010
    Mossad sends Zionist sharks to attack innocent Egyptians   First came the Zionist squirrels, the Zionist pigeons, and the Zionist rats, and now this. Conspiracy Paranoia Update: "Egypt puzzled after string of Red Sea shark attacks," by Mohamed Zaki for Reuters, December 6 (thanks to all who sent this in):  SHARM EL-SHEIKH (Reuters) - Shark attacks on tourists in the Red Sea have triggered a flurry of speculation as to what could have caused them, with suggestions ranging from overfishing to an Israeli plot to harm Egyptian tourism. The body of a 70-year-old German woman washed up on the shore...
  • Egyptian minister says it's safe to swim despite German tourist being eaten by a shark

    12/06/2010 9:58:26 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6th December 2010 | Wil Longbottom
    Tourism minister insists diving will continue because 'sharks will not attack divers'. Foreign Office warns Britons to avoid cheap dive tour operators . Egyptian officials have insisted it is safe for tourists to go back into the water despite a 70-year-old German woman being killed in Sharm el-Sheikh after another shark attack. The latest attack has echoes of the 1975 Steven Spielberg film Jaws, where hunters capture a shark they claim is behind a fatal attack only for the fish to strike again when officials said it was safe to go back into the water. Briton Ellen Barnes, 31, from...
  • Tourist dies in Egypt shark attack after beaches reopened following two earlier maulings

    12/05/2010 6:21:31 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    AFP ^ | December 06, 2010
    A GERMAN woman tourist has been killed in the third shark attack in a week at Egypt's popular Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Mohammed Salem, director of South Sinai Conservation, said the woman died after a shark attacked her while she was snorkelling in Naama Bay, only one day after Sharm el-Sheikh reopened its beaches following two other attacks in which Russians were mauled. Government conservation experts said on Friday they captured two sharks, an oceanic whitetip and a mako, which they believed had mauled two Russian women swimmers last Tuesday and Wednesday. The resort's mayor, Gamal al-Mahdi, said...
  • Shy Hero Grabs 12ft Shark, Saves Girl and Disappears

    11/01/2010 3:39:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, November 01, 2010
    Man grabs shark by tail to stop attack on teen diverAn Australian swimmer who grabbed the tail of a large shark as it attacked a snorkelling tour guide likely saved the young woman's life, a rescuer said Sunday. Nineteen-year-old Elyse Frankcom was leading a swimming with dolphins encounter in waters off western Australia on Saturday when a shark, reportedly a three-metre-long great white, bit into her hip and buttocks. "As the shark bit her, it brushed aside a fairly large male who grabbed hold of the tail of the shark, which then made it let go," one of the first...
  • 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...
  • Body Parts Found in Shark Tentatively Identified (Disappeared From Near 'Jaws Beach')

    09/15/2010 1:16:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    CBS4 ^ | Sep 15, 2010
    Bahamian authorities believe they have identified the body parts that were found in the belly of a tiger shark. Assistant police commissioner Hulan Hanna said the body appears to be that of Judson Newton, who disappeared off Jaws Beach in the Bahamas. The beach got its name after one of the "Jaws" movies was filmed there. Authorities are still waiting on DNA results to positively identify the parts belong to Newton. The shark was caught on September 4 by three friends out fishing at sea. Investment banker Humphrey Simmons said his friend shot the shark and it regurgitated something. "Out...
  • Dog Catches Shark & Brings it to Shore (neat video)

    09/14/2010 7:20:14 PM PDT · by Korah · 24 replies
    Check this cool video of a dog catching a shark and swmming to shore with it.Here is a link to the video; Dog Catches Shark & Brings it to Shore
  • Body Found in Belly of Tiger Shark

    09/07/2010 1:14:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Tue, Sep 7, 2010 | HANK TESTER and TODD WRIGHT
    Arms, leg and ribs - but no head - found in belly of underwater beastBahamian authorities are trying to identify human remains that were found in the belly of a tiger shark caught off the island nation's coast over the weekend. The 12-foot shark was hooked 35 miles south of New Providence near the Exuma chain by men who were targeting grouper, not the ocean predator. When the shark bit onto a grouper that was caught by the fisherman, they claim it spit up a human foot. That's when they decided to reel it in for closer inspection. "We tied...
  • Cue the 'Jaws' theme: Fishermen are catching 8-foot sharks in the Potomac River

    09/05/2010 4:37:53 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 3, 2010; 12:07 AM | J. Freedom du Lac
    Willy Dean was on the Potomac River in a 22-foot skiff Tuesday morning when he realized there was something both abnormal and enormous in his net. It was a deadly 8-foot-1 bull shark, a 300-pound-plus killer that had likely been feasting on cownose rays at Cornfield Harbor, just off the shores of Point Lookout State Park. Buh bump. Buh bump. Buh bump buhbump buhbump. . . . "When I first seen it, it was like 'Jaws' -- we need a bigger boat!" Dean said Thursday. "I'm not kidding you. It looked huge. I didn't know how we were gonna get...