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  • East Coast white Shark Tagging Info

    01/24/2013 7:23:10 AM PST · by Capt. Tom · 18 replies
    newenglandsharks.com ^ | Jan. 22, 2013 | self
    Updated - January 22, 2013 by Freeper Capt. Tom Since 2009, the Massachusetts Div. Marine Fisheries, has tagged 34 white sharks at Chatham, Mass. Presently the State is out of tags and tag money for white sharks. It's expensive. The tags are about $4,500, plus you need to hire a boat, and a spotter plane. The State has used different types of tags, which yield data after months have passed. The State hasn't been using spot tags. Chris Fischer on the "Ocearch" platform boat, came up here to Chatham Mass., the end of last summer and tagged 2 white sharks...
  • 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.
  • WA's fifth fatal shark attack in a year claims 24-year-old surfer Ben Linden

    07/16/2012 5:40:13 AM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 15, 2012 | Glenn Cordingley, Ashlee Mullany, Emily Moulton and Phil Hickey
    A jet-ski rider who tried to retrieve the surfer’s body said yesterday it was a "massive, massive white shark" and "there was blood everywhere". The shark tried to knock Matt Holmes, 22, off his jet ski as he attempted to pull the man on to the back of his craft. Then the shark returned to take the lifeless body for a second time.
  • Divers stunned by double shark attack

    02/18/2011 3:49:24 PM PST · by Capt. Tom · 17 replies
    ABC News Australia ^ | Fri Feb 18, 2011 | ABC News
    Colleagues of an abalone diver who was taken by two great white sharks off South Australia's Eyre Peninsula yesterday say they are shocked by the attack. Aircraft and boats with police and fisheries staff on board searched for the body of diver Peter Clarkson, who was stalked and attacked as he surfaced from a dive near Coffin Bay at the peninsula's southern tip. But wild weather forced them to call off the search. The skipper of the abalone boat witnessed the attack and police said he was still suffering from "significant shock". Mr Clarkson, 49, grew up in Adelaide and...
  • Great White? Nope.

    03/24/2009 11:11:22 AM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 8 replies · 1,439+ views
    Cape Cod Life ^ | 30th Anniversary Collection Edition | Jeff Harder
    When Captain John “J.C.” Burke phoned in a secondhand report of a great white shark swimming in an estuary on Naushon Island on September 21, 2004, Dr. Greg Skomal rolled his eyes. “Yeah, okay. Sure,” Skomal recalls saying dismissively to his friend. “Send me a photo.” Skomal, a senior biologist for the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and the state’s top shark expert, was understandably worn down from 17 years of supposed sightings of the creature. Save for a video of white sharks swimming near the bow of a boat off of Provincetown, he had only seen sporadic evidence to...