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  • TEETHING PAINS Man walks around Florida beach with a SHARK clamped to his arm after beast savaged him and refused to let go

    09/02/2020 4:06:49 PM PDT · by packrat35 · 34 replies
    The Sun ^ | 9/2/2020 | Kevin Adjei-Darko
    A BIZARRE video shows the moment a man casually walks around a beach with a shark attached to his arm after the beast bit him and refused to let go. The man can be seen attracting a crowd on Jensen Beach in Florida beach with small nursing shark, whose teeth are sunk into his arm. In the video, stunned onlookers watch on as the man calmly holds the shark to avoid further injuries after he is thought to have been savaged while swimming. A man can be heard saying: "if the shark is flipped, it will get dizzy and disoriented",...
  • ‘Shoot It!': Coast Guard Opens Fire on Lurking Shark During Swim Break

    08/30/2020 10:19:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | AUGUST 27, 2020
    Video shows crew members from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kimball taking a swim break in the Pacific ocean, when a 6- to 8-foot shark crashed the party. Crew members swam to safety as shots were fired into the water to scare the shark away. Officials said it looked like a scene “out of a Hollywood movie.”
  • Shark! Coast Guard Fires at Shark Trying to Crash Swim Call (Close in shooting)

    08/28/2020 11:34:04 AM PDT · by Oatka · 31 replies
    gCaptain ^ | 08-27-2020 | Mike Schuler
    This is a wild video… Apparently a group of U.S. Coast Guard crew members from the USCGC Kimball were having a little swim time while deployed in Oceania when a shark crashed the party. Luckily for them, however, someone was standing shark watch and fired shots just as the shark surfaced and swam towards the swimmers. Luckily for the shark too, they were just warning shots that caused the 6’8” fish to retreat before returning some time later with more of his buddies. But by that time, everyone was out of the water safely, mess call - at either end....
  • Shark Captured by OC Lifeguards Near Balboa Pier as Beachgoers Look On

    08/19/2020 1:01:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    KTIABC ^ | Friday, August 14, 2020 | Tony Cabrera
    Video from AIR7 HD shows the harrowing moment when lifeguards pulled the shark from the water at Newport Beach. A shark was euthanized after lifeguards on Friday afternoon caught a 6-foot shark with their bare hands near Newport Beach's Balboa Pier. Dramatic aerial video from AIR7 HD shows the lifeguards approaching the shark about 1:30 p.m. after ordering all swimmers out of the water. The five lifeguards then pounced on the floundering shark and dragged it onto the sand. No injuries were reported. Lifeguards said two small thresher sharks came ashore, one at the Balboa Pier and the other in...
  • ‘She had a great career. She had it all,’ says friend of retired Manhattan fashion exec killed in Maine shark ‘She had a great career. She had it all,’ says friend of retired Manhattan fashion exec killed in Maine shark attack

    07/29/2020 11:38:45 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 44 replies
    NYDN via NewsTrib ^ | July 29, 2020 | JOHN ANNESE
    The Manhattan fashion executive killed by a great white shark in Maine retired from her successful career four years ago and hoped to spend her days staying active and spending time with her family, a longtime colleague told the Daily News. "She had a great career. She had it all," Julie Dimperio Holowach's longtime boss and colleague Karen Murray told The News. The 63-year-old Manhattanite was vacationing in Maine and swimming in the Casco Bay off Bailey Island Monday afternoon when the shark mauled her in front of her daughter. Read more here:
  • Battle of the sea: Golf-ball sized suction marks covering a shark off Hawaii are signs of a fight between the predatory fish and a giant squid

    06/09/2020 8:47:06 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9 June 2020 | RYAN MORRISON
    An oceanic whitetip shark was found covered in suction-like scars on its side These scars had to have been made by the tentacles of a giant squid species Researchers say its the first evidence of a fight between a shark and giant squid Until now fights between massive cephalopods and giant sharks were only speculative, due to the fact squids live at over 3,000ft under the ocean surface. He said while he couldn't say exactly which species, it had to be large. White dots found on the body of the shark were made by the narrow parts of the tentacle...
  • 26-Year-Old Man Killed in Shark Attack Off Santa Cruz County Coast

    05/09/2020 10:53:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    KSBW ^ | May 9, 2020 | Alani Letang
    UPDATE: Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that the victim's name was Ben Kelly. California State Parks tells Action News Kelly was surfing with others when attacked by an unknown shark species. UPDATE: A surfer was killed in a shark attack off a Northern California beach, state park officials said Saturday. California State Parks confirmed with Action News that the victim was a 26-year-old male from Santa Cruz County. The type of shark species that attacked the victim is unknown. Following State Parks protocol, the water one mile south and north of the incident location will be closed for...
  • Endangered Whale Shark Spotted in the Gulf of Mexico Off the Florida Coast

    05/07/2020 6:16:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 7, 2020 | Rosie McCall
    An endangered whale shark was spotted in the Gulf of Mexico during a boating trip near Siesta Key, southeast Florida, earlier this week. Alexa Groat and her family chartered a fishing boat on Tuesday to celebrate her sister's birthday, when an unexpected guest gatecrashed the party. The group had taken the boat out to the Gulf of Mexico where they spotted the shark (Rhincodon typus) cruising near the surface of the water.
  • Shark Attack off the Coast of Santa Cruz Leaves Teen Uninjured, Teeth Marks in Paddle Board

    03/29/2020 1:33:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KSBW ^ | Mar 28, 2020 | Christopher Salas
    15-year-old Austin Vera said he felt a jolt and was knocked off his board when he prone paddle boarding near Pleasure Point.15-year-old Austin Vera said he felt a jolt and was knocked off his board when he prone paddle boarding near Pleasure Point.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Breaks Self-Imposed Fox News Ban To Make Coronavirus Plea

    03/13/2020 6:03:47 AM PDT · by central_va · 38 replies
    HuffPost via Yahoo ^ | 2/13/20 | Moran
    “I usually don’t go on FOX on principle, but misinformation about coronavirus has made me concerned about risk,” the lawmaker tweeted ahead of her appearance on “Special Report with Bret Baier.”
  • ‘Massive’ 20-foot-long great white shark off Florida coast leaves scuba divers in awe

    02/15/2020 7:35:17 AM PST · by Capt. Tom · 27 replies
    Capr Cod Times ^ | Feb 14, 2020 | By Ed Killer / Treasure Coast
    Tuesday, during a trip on Walker’s Dive Charters out of Riviera Beach, Florida, a group of scuba divers encountered a once-in-a-lifetime experience – a great white shark. The encounter took place near a spot known as the Breakers Reef, a mile offshore of the Breakers Hotel on Palm Beach. During the dive, a great white shark about 20 feet long slowly drifted by near the bottom, enabling divers to get photos and brief video. On average, female great white sharks measure 15-16 feet in length, and males grow to 11-13 feet, according to the Smithsonian.snip A team from the Massachusetts...
  • The Mysterious Shark Attack in Lake Michigan

    01/15/2020 10:09:20 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 70 replies
    Mysterious Universe ^ | June 23, 2018 | Brent Swancer
    According to the 1975 book Man Eating Sharks! by Felix Dennis, on a beautiful, clear summer day in 1955, one beach along the shores of Lake Michigan was packed with people looking to cool off and enjoy the sunny day, and one of these was George Lawson, a boy from Chicago. Lawson was out with many others splashing about and swimming off a boat near the beach when witnesses allegedly saw him pulled underwater, seemingly by something yanking him under and accompanied by the boy's panicked screams. Shockingly, a dorsal fin was reported by several others on the boat as...
  • Hand with wedding ring of missing tourist found in shark off coast of Réunion

    11/08/2019 9:55:44 AM PST · by lowbridge · 38 replies ^ | November 7, 2019 | Yaron Steinbuch
    The hand of a Scottish tourist who was last seen snorkeling off the French island of Réunion, near Madagascar, was found in the stomach of a tiger shark — and he was identified by the wedding ring still on a finger. The 44-year-old man, who has not been identified, went missing Saturday while swimming off the coast of the Indian Ocean island, according to the Guardian. His wife identified the ring, which was recovered during an autopsy of the shark, one of five caught for research purposes on Monday and Tuesday by the Centre de Securite Requin, according to local TV...
  • The 1936 Joseph Troy Jr.fatal shark attack in Massachusetts.

    08/31/2019 7:12:38 PM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 31 replies ^ | August 31, 2019 | Freeper Capt. Tom
    I thank Don Cuddy of the Standard Times, for putting me in contact with Martin Smith of Mattapoisett, at that time a 13 yr older and an eye witness to the events of that day. Martin was a summer neighbor of the Troys. Thanks Martin for giving me detailed information on the attack . - An attitude of “shark attacks can’t happen up here” would have been prevalent along the beaches of New England in 1936. Hardly anyone would have known about the 1830 attack on Mr. Blaney in Massachusetts Bay. For that matter most people wouldn’t have knowledge of...
  • Family of 21-Year-Old Killed by Sharks in Bahamas Speaks Out: 'No One Jumped in' to Help

    07/10/2019 1:01:26 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 88 replies ^ | July 10, 2019 | Char Adams
    The family of the 21-year-old California woman fatally attacked by a group of sharks last month during a Bahamas vacation says employees of the group they were with were ill-equipped to deal with the situation. Jordan Lindsey, of Torrance, was snorkeling with mom Kami Lindsey on June 26 in waters around Rose Island, a small island close to New Providence, when at least three sharks began biting her, her father, Michael Lindsey, told ABC News.
  • Loyola Marymount Student From Torrance [CA] Dies In Shark Attack In The Bahamas

    06/27/2019 7:30:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 06/27/2019
    Police say the victim was attacked by sharks while snorkeling with her family near the island. Family members apparently saw the sharks and yelled, trying to warn her, but she didn’t hear them in time. Police say there were three sharks involved; they bit her in the arms, legs and buttocks and severed her right arm. Lindsey was taken to hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. She is expected to undergo an autopsy in Nassau. Lindsey was a communication studies major at Loyola Marymount University. Friends described her as an animal lover and a climate change advocate. “My heart...
  • Woman swims ‘directly over’ shark in Florida, frightening video shows

    05/30/2019 5:04:46 PM PDT · by ETL · 74 replies ^ | May 30, 2019 | Ann W. Schmidt | Fox News
    A lone swimmer in the Gulf of Mexico was circled by a shark without her knowing, according to a frightening video. Stan Battles reportedly took the video Wednesday morning from his balcony on the 28th floor of a resort at Panama City Beach, Fla., according to the Panama City News Herald. The outlet reported Battles had been watching the shark for a couple of hours in murkier waters until it swam into a clearer area, which is when the woman swam by. That’s when he started filming the shark. “The woman swims directly over this thing,” he told the outlet....
  • Victim Killed By Shark In Hawaii [Maui] Was California Man, 65

    05/26/2019 1:32:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    CBS2LA ^ | 05/26/2019
    Witness Allison Keller tells Hawaii News Now that the man appeared unconscious as rescuers brought him to shore Saturday. Keller says the victim was missing his left leg from the knee down and skin was torn from his wrist. Hawaii’s Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement confirmed the man’s age but did not release his name. Officials didn’t say where in California he was from.
  • How megalodon's teeth evolved into the 'ultimate cutting tools'

    03/04/2019 10:06:00 AM PST · by ETL · 20 replies ^ | March 4, 2019 | Natalie Van Hoose, Florida Museum of Natural History
    Megalodon, the largest shark that ever lived, is known only from its gigantic bladelike teeth, which can be more than 7 inches long. But these teeth, described by some scientists as the "ultimate cutting tools," took millions of years to evolve into their final, iconic form. Megalodon's earliest ancestor, Otodus obliquus, sported three-pronged teeth that could have acted like a fork for grasping and tearing fast-moving fishes. In later megatooth shark species, teeth flattened and developed serrated edges, transitioning to a knifelike shape for killing and eating fleshy animals like whales and dolphins.But the final tooth evolution in this lineage...
  • Real life Jaws? Photographer captures terrifying great white images

    02/20/2019 7:56:34 AM PST · by ETL · 31 replies ^ | Feb 20, 2019 | Chris Ciaccia | Fox News
    An Australian photographer has captured terrifying images of a great white shark that came within inches of his hand as he attempted to get the best shots. The remarkable images show the 16-foot great white lifting its head out of the water, bearing its dagger-like teeth and biting a metal cage in the water, reports. Commercial diver Luke Thom, 26, who was able to capture photographer Andrew Fox getting the images, said it elicited a frightening reaction. “Holy s*** is probably the most common reaction," Thom said in comments obtained by the Australian news outlet. "I see a story and a moment...