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  • Mysterious Gatherings of Nearly 1,400 Sharks Spotted Off Northeast Coast

    04/17/2018 6:58:19 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | April 16, 2018 | Ada Carr
    Aerial photos have captured odd gatherings of almost 1,400 basking sharks and researchers aren't totally sure what it is the animals are up to. It’s not uncommon to see the sharks individually, but seeing them in large groups is rare. It’s still unclear why the animals are coming together, but researchers suggest they are likely gathering in the waters from Long Island to Nova Scotia to grab a bite, according to recent findings published in the Journal of Fish Biology. The scientists studied aerial photos taken between June 1980 and November 2013 and found 10 large groups of the sharks...
  • ‘The Meg’ Trailer: Jason Statham Vs A Giant Shark – Chomp On This

    04/10/2018 6:03:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | April 10, 2018 | Nancy Tartaglione
    Warner Bros has dropped the first trailer for summer shark pic The Meg. The Jason Statham-starrer is a sci-fi thriller about a prehistoric 75-foot-long predator, the Megalodon, who threatens the lives of a research team trapped underwater — and, yes, the fate of the ocean itself. As far as summer popcorn fare, the tagline says it all: “Chomp On This.”
  • Stunning 'world-first' night-time images show a whale shark hoovering up a spiral of plankton [tr]

    03/30/2018 6:15:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 30, 2018 | Iain Burns
    This is the incredible moment a whale shark gulped down a never-before-photographed 'tornado' of plankton. Warren Baverstock, 49, hung a single light off the back of a boat to attract the phytoplankton that the huge fish love to eat - and then waited patiently out in the dark ocean. He was delighted when a 11.4ft juvenile whale shark rose from the depths to gobble up the plumes of gathering food, and he hopped in to capture silhouetted by the light.
  • Drakes Estero Shark Bite Was Likely Investigative

    02/16/2018 10:28:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Point Reyes Lighthouse ^ | 01/18/2018 | Anna Guth
    Just before the attack, there was a lull in the waves. In the calm, she played on her surfboard, kneeling on its face to practice balancing—and then she slipped. The majority of her body was back on her board, out of the water, when she screamed and jerked her feet upwards, kicking away from biting teeth. The shark surfaced then, rising above the water to reveal an eye, a belly, a fin. Then it disappeared. Natalie Jones, an Oakland resident and former reporter for the Light, suffered bites to both of her feet from a juvenile or subadult—likely 10 to...
  • 300 Dead Sharks Found on Roadside May Be Work of Mexican Cartels

    01/24/2018 9:31:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 24, 2018
    Residents in western Mexico were mystified when the carcasses of 300 sharks were found dumped by a roadside in their town, which lies about 150 miles from the sea. The shark carcasses were gutted and had their fins removed. They were found in the township of Yurecuaro in Michoacan state, which has a problem with gangs and drug cartel violence.
  • How cold is it? It's so cold that sharks are dying

    12/29/2017 2:58:38 PM PST · by packrat35 · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec 29, 2017 | Madeline Holcombe and Dalila-Johari Paul
    You can dream of ringing in the New Year, blissfully walking in a winter wonderland. But you'll probably end up just trying to find shelter from the big Arctic freeze. Across the US, New Year's Eve is expected to be 20 to 40 degrees colder than usual this year (except for the Southwest, because they're lucky like that). So if you plan on counting down to 2018 outdoors on Sunday night, be prepared to wrap yourself up, because it's going to be some kind of cold out there.
  • Shark-Spotting Drones on Patrol at Australian Beaches

    12/14/2017 6:02:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    High-tech shark-spotting drones are patrolling dozens of Australian beaches this summer to quickly identify underwater predators and deliver safety devices to swimmers and surfers faster than traditional lifesavers. As hundreds of people lined up in the early morning sun to take part in a recent ocean swimming race at Bilgola Beach north of Sydney, they did so in the knowledge the ocean had been scanned to keep them safe. “I think it is really awesome,” 20-year-old competitor Ali Smith said. “It is cool to see technology and ocean swimming getting together, and hopefully more people will feel safer and get...
  • Florida friends are finally charged in connection with THAT shocking video of a shark [tr]

    12/13/2017 5:28:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    AP and UK Daily Mail ^ | December 13, 2017 | Staff
    Florida wildlife officials and prosecutors have charged three men connected to a video of a shark being dragged behind a speeding boat. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission news release says 21-year-old Michael Wenzel and 23-year-old Spencer Heintz of Palmetto, along with 28-year-old Robert Lee Benac of Bradenton, each face two felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty. Wenzel and Benac also face a misdemeanor count of illegal method of taking a shark.
  • Great white sharks face off against orcas in ocean battleground

    12/08/2017 7:05:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    Fox ^ | December 8, 2017 | James Kanoff
    Off the coast of South Africa, just below the ocean’s surface, an epic battle is underway as killer whales hunt and kill the world’s most iconic predator, the great white shark. The phenomenon began in early May when scientists at shark cage diving company Marine Dynamics spotted a pair of killer whales cruising along the south western coast of South Africa. Days later, great white shark carcasses began washing up in their wake.
  • This local atrocity broke my heart

    11/28/2017 11:31:19 AM PST · by patriot08 · 49 replies
    Vanity | 11/28/17 | Patriot08
    I almost never start a thread, but something happened yesterday that horrified me and just broke my heart. I can't stop thinking about it and just have to share it. I was looking in the newspaper for a kitten to adopt. The only ad I could find was this ad for kittens for $5.00 each. I called and the man who answered said he used to give them away, but he started charging for them when he found out hey were being used for shark bait! (I live near the sea) I was unbelievably horrified and urged the man to...
  • Stillwater Cove Shark Attack (Pebble Beach)

    11/24/2017 6:38:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    A shark attacked a spear fisherman Friday afternoon in Stillwater Cove near The Lodge at Pebble Beach. It happened approximately 1:45 pm . One witness tells us that the victim suffered a significant bite to his right leg, but he is in stable condition at Natividad Hospital's trauma center in Salinas. Two off-duty sheriff's deputies were on the beach when the attack took place, helped pull the victim from the water and stabilized him until emergency responders arrived. Advertisement The name of the victim, his age and where he lives have yet to be released by investigators. CHP and the...
  • Thousands of Sharks, Other Sea Life Mysteriously Die in San Francisco Bay

    10/05/2017 10:18:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Bigad Shaban, Rachel Witte and Michael Horn
    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife isn't dedicating any funding toward determining the cause, says resources are needed elsewhereAs many as 2,000 leopard sharks have mysteriously died in the San Francisco Bay over the past few months. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says determining the cause is not a priority for the state since the sharks are not threatened or endangered, however, scientists say additional research and resources are crucial since the threat is now believed to be preying on other marine life. “This year is unusual in that there has been a large number of other...
  • Fight to the death: Horrifying footage shows shark biting swimmer and refusing to [tr]

    09/27/2017 11:17:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 27, 2017 | Catherine Chapman
    A man had to forcibly remove a shark from his stomach with a knife after it latched onto him while he was swimming off the coast of Marthon, Florida. Shocking video shows Ervin Maccarty emerging from the water into a boat with a small shark attached to his body that won't let go. He is heard swearing and the shark begins to struggle, sending Mr Maccarty down on the ground in pain. His friends immediately come to his assistance, deciding to cut into the shark with a knife and 'bleed it out' until it lets go.
  • Hunt for cruel fishermen who filmed themselves dragging a LIVE shark they caught at high [tr]

    07/26/2017 5:52:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 26, 2017 | Staff
    Authorities are looking for fishermen who appeared in a viral video of a shark being dragged behind a boat at high speeds. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has launched an investigation after at least three men can be seen in the video, talking about how the shark is going to die as it helplessly flops around in the water behind their boat. Fishing captain Mark Quartiano, who received the video from someone he believes was on the boat, shared the clip on Instagram, writing: 'FOR ONCE I MAY HAVE TO AGREE WITH @PETA.'
  • Michael Phelps didn’t actually race a real shark on TV, and viewers aren’t happy

    07/24/2017 5:28:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 24, 2017 | Emily Yahr
    Remember back in December 2014, when Discovery Channel hyped that a man would be eaten and then regurgitated by a giant snake on a special called “Eaten Alive?” Then that didn’t actually happen, and viewers were furious? We bring this up because 57 minutes into Discovery’s heavily-promoted Sunday night Shark Week program — in which Olympic powerhouse swimmer Michael Phelps was set to race against a great white shark — viewers heard this quote from ecologist Tristan Gutteridge, one the featured scientists:
  • New Great White Shark Spotted Off Jersey Shore

    07/23/2017 4:50:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Ocean City Patch ^ | July 22, 2017 | Tom Davis
    A great white shark that's been tagged by researchers was spotted off the Jersey Shore on Friday evening. The shark, whose name is Hilton, pinged about 60 miles off Atlantic City at 9:21 p.m. The 12-foot, 1,300 pound male shark was tagged by OCEARCH, a science research organization that tags sharks and monitors their travel.
  • Water Activities Shut Down After Shark Attacks Santa Cruz Kayaker

    07/12/2017 11:30:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | July 12, 2017
    There were only five surfers out at Cowell Beach in a clean waist-high south swell Tuesday afternoon. The typically packed surf spot was almost empty after a newly posted shark warning prohibited water activities from the San Lorenzo rivermouth to Fair Avenue until Saturday morning. The closure — and reports of the attack, which did not cause any injury — has shocked the surf community. The order, which shut down water activities in Main Beach, Cowell Beach, Steamer Lane, Its Beach and others, was issued after a large shark bit a kayak a quarter mile off Steamer Lane about 11...
  • The 'Jaws-dropping' moment a thrill seeker tries to grab a shark by the tail and immediately [tr]

    07/10/2017 4:29:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 9, 2017 | Regina F. Graham
    The unsurprising moment a shark bites a man after he tried to grab it by the tail was caught on video. Footage shows two men trying to pull the small tiger shark that was hooked on a fishing line towards the shore near Johnnie Mercer's pier in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina on June 29.  The short clip shows one of the men trying to grab the shark's tail, but he was unsuccessful and it was able to swim a short distance away. 
  • Growing concerns over great white shark boom off Cape Cod

    06/29/2017 5:31:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 28, 2017 | Kelly McCarthy
    An influx of great white shark sightings has residents and tourists worried about potential encounters in the water, especially during the heart of summer. Senior Fisheries Biologist Dr. Greg Skomal told ABC News the increase in the great white shark population off the Massachusetts coastline is correlated to the gray seal population and that numbers are expected to rise even further.
  • Killer whales completely eviscerated a great white shark

    06/28/2017 6:25:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 27, 2017 | James Rogers
    An eviscerated great white shark has washed up on a South African beach, the latest fearsome predator to fall victim to killer whales in that area. Last month, reports emerged that great white sharks were becoming prey for orcas off of South Africa’s coast.