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  • Great White Shark Trapped on Beach Causes a Scene

    04/09/2017 10:24:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 8, 2017
    A stranded great white shark caused quite a stir along the California shore on Friday. Dozens of people gathered on the cliffs of Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz to watch the 8-foot shark trapped in the shallow reef. Video from CNN affiliate KSBW then captured the still-alive shark rolling in the incoming tide — bruised and bloodied. Authorities were notified in the afternoon by someone walking on the beach that people were taking pictures of the shark — including one person in the water, according to the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
  • Family Files Lawsuit in Canadian Filmmaker's Keys Dive Death (Islamorada Sharks)

    03/28/2017 9:02:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    <p>The family of a Canadian filmmaker and conservationist who died during a shark filming excursion off the Florida Keys filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday.</p> <p>Rob Stewart, 37, of Toronto, Canada, died while diving in January off the coast of Islamorada, Florida, to film a follow-up to his 2006 documentary "Sharkwater," which examined the impact of shark hunting on the ocean's ecosystem. He also made a 2013 documentary "Revolution" about environmental collapse and was a wildlife photographer.</p>
  • Terrifying moment huge great white shark stalks a surfer and then charges at him at [tr]

    02/24/2017 6:24:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 24, 2017 | Brianne Tolj
    A drone has captured footage of a great white shark swimming less than a metre away from a surfer as he dangled his feet in the water, waiting for the next wave. The large shark was spotted making a beeline for the man and another surfer at notorious shark attack spot Lighthouse Beach, on the NSW north coast near Ballina. It appears to chase the second surfer as he catches a wave, before turning its attention to the man who is paddling nearby.
  • Eye lens radiocarbon reveals centuries of longevity in the Greenland shark 400 yo)

    08/12/2016 12:42:21 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 23 replies
    Science ^ | 8/8/2016 | Julius Nielsen
    We tend to think of vertebrates as living about as long as we do, give or take 50 to 100 years. Marine species are likely to be very long-lived, but determining their age is particularly difficult. Nielsen et al. used the pulse of carbon-14 produced by nuclear tests in the 1950s—specifically, its incorporation into the eye during development—to determine the age of Greenland sharks. This species is large yet slow-growing. The oldest of the animals that they sampled had lived for nearly 400 years, and they conclude that the species reaches maturity at about 150 years of age. The Greenland...
  • 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 ^ | 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.
  • Australia shark attacks: Second person killed

    06/05/2016 11:26:44 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 32 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 6-5-2016 | BBC
    A woman has been killed by a shark off the west coast of Australia, the second such death there in less than a week. Police say she was diving in waters near the city of Perth with a man when she was attacked.
  • Global warming is blamed for record number of shark attacks in America

    05/30/2016 4:43:34 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | May 29, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    Shark attack incidents are expected to reach more than 100 this year Experts say shark populations have been on the rise since the 1990s Meanwhile rising temperatures mean more people are swimming in the sea Last year saw 98 people attacked by sharks - six fatally Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water. As the summer beach season opens across the United States, experts are warning beach goers to take extra precautions as they predict a record number of shark attacks this year. George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File at...
  • Black Cat Crosses San Jose Sharks' Rink, Brings Team Good Luck

    05/02/2016 11:44:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/2 | Rhea Mahbubani
    The cat slipped onto the ice Friday before the Sharks won a big playoff gameThe San Jose Sharks got an unexpected visit Friday. Before the NHL team beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 at the SAP Center, a black cat crept out of the player bench area and scurried onto the ice. As the Sharks warmed up for the first game of their best-of-seven playoff series, fans watched the small feline making a beeline for an oversized, fiberglass shark head, only to escape under the seats at "the Shark Tank," as the arena is known. The venue’s staff was able...
  • Diving With Hammerhead Sharks in Bimini Is Unforgettable

    04/24/2016 12:33:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | George Diaz
    Our dive boat, maybe 14 feet long, bounces off the shallow waters in Bimini. The waves provide a melodic cadence, a soundtrack of patience and perseverance, as we wait more than an hour for our divemates to arrive: Great hammerhead sharks. As the waves go splish-splash, the only clear and present danger is upchucking the pancakes, orange juice and coffee I had for breakfast. The sea already has taken one of five divers on the boat. He sits silently, waiting out his misery. We sit quietly as well, waiting for our signal to tumble backward into the clear waters to...
  • Megalodons were wiped out when killer whales invaded: Competition for food drove 60ft sharks [tr]

    03/31/2016 11:34:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 31, 2016 | Abigail Beall
    Jaws may have terrified you at the cinema, but the iconic great white would have been dwarfed by Carcharocles megalodon, the largest shark in the history of the planet. The giant creatures lived between 23 million and 2.6 million years ago and scientists are divided over how and why the species perished. Now, details of fossils from the huge shark that lived alongside the dinosaurs have been studied for the first time in an attempt to solve this mystery.
  • Hero Female Shark Eats Bothersome Male Shark

    01/30/2016 8:24:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | January 30, 2016 | Helen Holmes
    It is a truth universally acknowledged that a female shark in possession of an intimidating set of teeth has every right to consume, digest, and eventually vomit back up any smaller male sharks who happen to get in her way. According to BBC, this exact scenario indeed took place this week at the COEX Aquarium in Seoul as the result of a turf war between a female sand tiger shark and a male banded hound shark. Says Newsweek: This act of shark cannibalism likely was the result of the sharks bumping into one another. “Sharks have their own territories,” an...
  • Fujairah Shark Attack: 4-Metre Killer Jumps Into Boat [Video]

    01/25/2016 11:46:43 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, January 25, 2016
    Emirati captain, boat crew escape attack An Emirati captain and his boat crew survived a shark attack off the coast of Fujairah, Al Bayan reports. According to the report, the shark weighed two tonnes and was approximately four metres in length. The Emirati, identified as Hamza Hamid Al Shara, said he and his crew were in shock when the shark jumped into the boat. “Fortunately, the shark hit a barrier and fell in the middle. “We managed to catch it and one of our crew members got injured in the bargain,” he said. Mahmoud Hamid Al Shara, head of...
  • Live Shark Found in Condo Swimming Pool

    01/18/2016 8:00:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jan 16, 2016
    Wildlife officials are trying to figure out exactly how a shark got into the swimming pool at a South Florida condo complex. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers responded to the Mariner's Cay condominium in Hypoluxo last week after a woman found a live five-foot blacktip shark in the pool. The woman told officers she saw two young men running from the pool, which is located near the shoreline of the Intracoastal Waterway. The officers removed the shark from the pool and returned it to the ocean. Blacktip sharks are among the...
  • 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.
  • 2015: Evolution Immobile

    01/06/2016 8:39:25 AM PST · by fishtank · 4 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 12-21-15 | Frank Sherwin
    2015: Evolution Immobile by Frank Sherwin, M.A. * Advocates of vertical evolution think their beliefs are as factual as the earth orbiting the sun. However in 2015, science again shows something quite different. Recent paleontological discoveries all point to minor variation and stasis—or standing still. Macroevolution is the holy grail of the secular faithful, but it continues to elude observation in sedimentary rocks and in the laboratory. 2015 is no different with evolutionists surprised to find creatures allegedly "millions of years old" that are just the same as their modern counterparts.
  • Hammerhead shark sighting prompts Newport to close beaches near pier

    10/19/2015 5:40:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | October 19, 2015 | Alma Fausto
    NEWPORT BEACH - The sighting of an 8-foot hammerhead shark off the Newport Beach pier led lifeguards to close nearby beaches Monday. Lifeguards were alerted to the shark around 11 a.m. near the end of the pier, according to Jennifer Manzella of the Newport Beach Police Department.
  • Highlight of Texas Family's Trip Was Shark Eating Sea Lion Near Alcatraz

    10/14/2015 10:18:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 10/14 | Lisa Fernandez
    Texas tourists Meredith Shindler and her 10-year-old Keaton visited the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, the Exploratorium, Lombard Street and Pier 39. The Blue Angels whizzed over them in the sky. And they took a tour boat to Alcatraz Island. But the highlight of the entire four-day trip to San Francisco? A great white shark eating what appears to be a sea lion in the bay. "Yeah, Keaton's talking mostly about the shark," Shindler told NBC Bay Area on Wednesday in a phone interview from San Antonio after returning home. She captured the shark on her iPhone6 Plus on Saturday, just...
  • “It Was Pretty Jarring,” Massachusetts Man Thankful for Shark Attack (Saved His Life)

    10/13/2015 12:28:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    KFOR ^ | 10/12 | K. QUERRY
    A Massachusetts man is thanking his lucky stars that he was attacked by a shark. Eugene Finney was left bloody and bruised when a shark slammed into him while he was swimming off the California coast. “Something struck me from behind. I’d never been hit like that before. It was pretty jarring. It kind of gave me an instant whiplash,” he told WBZ. Even though the attack left a large gash along his back, the real pain started in his chest. “The pain was caused by interior bruising of the thoracic cavity due to blunt force trauma,” Finney said. However,...
  • Something in the ocean is eating great white sharks

    09/13/2015 6:54:47 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 165 replies
    Snip ... Researchers were tagging great whites to study their movements. In the process, they tagged a nine-foot female, who left the area safely. Four months later, her tag was found on a beach near where she was first caught -- and the data tells a very interesting story. "It showed this profile going down the shelf to 580 meters, then a huge temperature change ... another living animal," said a Smithsonian researcher. Yes, it appears that the nine-foot great white was eaten. The big question? What ate her? Whatever it was, it had to be big enough to swallow...
  • Study finds more sharks than ever swimming in waters along the East Coast [Belichick Implicated]

    09/11/2015 7:34:06 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/11/2015 | Greg Norman
    More sharks than ever are swimming along the East Coast, federal researchers announced this week, amid a busy summer in which a record number of the fish have attacked North Carolina beachgoers. Scientists with the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) captured and tagged 2,835 sharks in waters from Florida to North Carolina in 2015, up from 1,831 in 2012 -- the last year the survey was completed. Scientists recorded the length, sex, age and location of each of the sharks caught. The survey has been ongoing for 29 years. Lisa Natanson, a scientist at the Narragansett Laboratory of NOAA Fisheries’...