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  • Global warming is blamed for record number of shark attacks in America

    05/30/2016 4:43:34 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 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 · 26 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 venues 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. Id 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...
  • Great white shark dies after getting beached in Wellfleet [Moonbats on the Loose in Mass]

    09/07/2015 5:51:18 AM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 47 replies
    WCVB 5 Boston, Mass ^ | Sept 7, 2015 | WCVB 5 Boston, Mass
    WCVB 5 Boston, Mass Great white shark dies after getting beached in Wellfleet UPDATED 6:50 AM EDT Sep 07, 2015 WELLFLEET, Mass. A great white shark died Sunday after beaching itself in Wellfleet. Beachgoers help rescue stranded great white shark A great white shark that became stranded on a Chatham beach was kept wet by beachgoers until it could be pulled back into the water by officials Monday. More Beachgoers tried to save the shark by pouring sea water on it. Photos show beachgoers throwing buckets of sea water onto the shark and building a stream in the sand. It...
  • Drones Capture Breathtaking Footage of Basking Sharks

    09/04/2015 2:44:14 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Discovery news ^ | 8/05/15 | unattributed
    INCREDIBLE Basking Sharks filmed from a drone Tobermory Scotland
  • Sharknado3. Oscar worthy? or merely 4 star?

    07/22/2015 6:11:13 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    syfy.com ^ | today | me
    "Oh, Hell, no!"
  • Watch a Surfing Champion Fend Off a Shark By Punching It

    07/19/2015 10:11:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Time ^ | Justin Worland
    Fanning, who escaped the incident uninjured, was knocked off of his surfboard at the beginning of his heat when he realized a shark was attacking. Following expert guidance, Fanning punched the shark to scare it off. It kept coming at my board and I was kicking and screaming. I just saw fins. I didnt see teeth, he said, according to a Australian news outlet. I was waiting for the teeth to come at me. I punched it in the back.
  • Amazing footage of sharks swimming in boiling water around a volcano...

    07/10/2015 4:11:20 PM PDT · by ETL · 19 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 10, 2015 | Tanya Lewis
    Full title: Amazing footage of sharks swimming in boiling water around a volcano is completely baffling scientists ___________________________ Brennan Phillips and some colleagues were recently on an expedition to Kavachi volcano, an active underwater volcano near the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific. But they weren't prepared for what they saw deep inside the volcanic crater: Sharks! Hammerheads and silky sharks, to be specific, contentedly swimming around despite the sizzling water temperatures and biting acidity. Volcanic vents such as these can release fluids above 800 degrees Fahrenheit and have a similar acidity to vinegar, according to the Marine Education Society...
  • North Carolina Sharks in Marine Protected Area

    07/03/2015 4:29:55 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 12 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | July 3, 2015 | Larry Walker, II
    Mid-Atlantic Shark Area Swim At Your Own Risk:: By: Larry Walker II ::If you follow the mainstream media, you would think the recent surge in shark attacks off the North Carolina coast is due to unusually warm water, a lack of rain causing increased salinity, or because more people are in the water than ever before, all of which is nonsense.In other words, they dont have a clue. It might be more helpful to the public if the mainstream media simply stated the obvious and moved on to its next barrage of misinformation.So what is causing the uptick in...
  • North Carolinas Perfect Storm for Shark Attacks (they're caused by global warming)

    07/01/2015 3:27:17 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    National Geographic ^ | June 29, 2015 | Brian Clark Howard
    5. Global warming Although Frank J. Schwartz, a shark biologist with the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, says theres too much natural variability in weather cycles to blame the recent shark attacks on global warming, Burgess says the link is plausible. Clearly global climate change is a reality and it has resulted in warmer temperatures in certain places at certain times, says Burgess. As warming is expected to increase, it will likely bring more sharks farther north and entice more people to get into the water, which will lead to more bites.
  • New Drone Spots Sharks Lurking In Waters Near Popular SoCal Surfing Spot

    06/17/2015 6:20:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | June 17, 2015
    When lifeguards at a popular Southern California surfing spot decided to use a high-tech drone to keep swimmers safe from shark attacks, they got a chilling eyeful. The drone flies up about a 100 feet, looks down at a wide area and when they see shadows they can focus on them. In a matter of minutes the lifeguards can see just how many sharks may be lurking just yards from the shoreline. This morning, we launched it and 10 minutes later, we knew there were 10 to 12 sharks in the Surfside [Beach] area, said Chief Joe Bailey, a Seal...
  • Tulane scientists say tiny 'pocket shark' reveals secrets in depths of Gulf of Mexico

    04/24/2015 6:12:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 27 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 4/24/15 | Benjamin Alexander-Bloch
    A rare, tiny "pocket shark" found about 190 miles off the Louisiana coast is only the second of its kind ever discovered, according to Tulane University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists. The fish was caught five years ago during a Gulf of Mexico research expedition, frozen and then sent to Tulane researchers in 2013. They ultimately identified the species and compiled a study that was published this week in Zootaxa, the international journal of taxonomy. The 5 -inch male juvenile is unique because of the twin pockets next to its front fins. Those pockets are believed to...
  • Shark Attack Victim Cant Wait To Get Back In The Water

    04/07/2015 7:56:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | April 7, 2015
    Its not every day that someone gets bitten in the head by a shark and lives to tell about it. But thats what happened to 70-year old Rick Neuman, 200 stitches later. Neumann said he was spearfishing in about 40-feet of water off the coast of Jupiter on Friday when a bull shark came out of nowhere. I think the shark got confused and just lashed out and hit me like a freight train, said Neumann. Its not the sharks fault, he got confused, the water was dirty, and things can happen. Neumann said he has no hard feelings against...
  • That's mine! Great white shark stuns fisherman when it leaps from sea to steal his catch

    03/20/2015 6:56:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 20, 2015 | Jake Polden
    A fisherman got the fright of his life when the catch he was reeling in was attacked and stolen by a great white shark. Filmed in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand a man can be seen fishing from the side of a boat his rod bent under the pressure. Struggling to reel in the seemingly huge fish, the man states hes not happy about coming over here anyway.
  • 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...
  • 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! Emersons 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 sharks 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 mothers womb, an unborn sand tiger shark is busy devouring its brothers and sisters. Its 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 leftone from each of its two wombs. These survivors have already eaten all the others. Theyre 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 dont help....
  • Mystery Of The 25-Foot Ancient Spiral-Toothed Shark Solved?

    02/28/2013 3:53:40 PM PST · by Renfield · 10 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.
  • Discoverys 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...