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  • 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...
  • Fossil shark named after 80s video game

    01/21/2019 10:29:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/21/2019 | Staff
    A newly discovered species of ancient shark has been named after a 1980s arcade game. The shark swam in the rivers of what is now South Dakota, US, about 67 million years ago, living alongside iconic dinosaur species such as T. rex. It's been named Galagadon, after the 1981 Japanese-US game Galaga, because its teeth resemble the spaceships in the game. The specimen is described in the Journal of Paleontology. "It may seem odd today, but about 67 million years ago, what is now South Dakota was covered in forests, swamps and winding rivers," said co-author Terry Gates, from North...
  • Fatal shark attack Cape Cod Sept.15,2018

    09/15/2018 3:16:51 PM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 62 replies
    Cape Codder ^ | 9/15/2018 | Staff
    WELLFLEET -- An unidentified man died Saturday after being bitten by a shark some 300 yards south of Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, town police confirmed. His name was being withheld until notification of next of kin; the Boston Globe identified him as a 26-year-old from Revere, and attributed that information to state police. The attack happened at about 12:30 p.m. Newcomb Hollow is a town-managed beach on property owned by Cape Cod National Seashore. “Around noontime [Saturday] a male swimmer at Newcomb Hollow Beach was bitten by what is believed to be a shark. The male victim [in his]...
  • New York man punched shark in gills to escape attack

    09/09/2018 9:23:41 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 26 replies
    Fox News 5 ^ | August 29, 2018 | Philip Marcelo
    Physical therapist Caitlin Geary, left, checks William Lytton's vital signs at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, Aug. 28, 2018. (AP) BOSTON (AP) — The man bitten by a shark off Cape Cod this month said Tuesday he escaped by punching the powerful predator in the gills after it clamped down on his leg. In his first interview since the Aug. 15 attack, William Lytton said he'd been swimming in about "8 to 10 feet" of water off Truro, Massachusetts, when he felt an incredible pain shoot through his left leg and quickly realized he was being attacked by a shark. The...
  • Shark Attacks Surfer At Cape Cod Beach

    08/15/2018 4:21:53 PM PDT · by Andy'smom · 40 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 8/15/2018 | CBS Boston
    TRURO (CBS) – A surfer was attacked and seriously injured by a shark at a Cape Cod beach Wednesday afternoon. The Truro Harbormaster says the man was bitten by a shark at Long Nook Beach. Sources tell WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields the shark bit the surfer’s hip. The man was taken to Wellfleet and then loaded onto a Medflight helicopter to be flown to Tufts Medical Center. The AP is reporting the man is 61 years old.
  • 500-pound goliath grouper eats shark as shocked Florida fishermen watch: 'He just sucked it in'

    07/19/2018 5:20:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18, 2018 | Jennifer Earl
    There's a reason goliath groupers are called the garbage disposals of the sea — they eat everything in sight, including sharks apparently. A group of fishermen were able to witness a 500-pound grouper's "rare" meal during a fishing trip off the coast of Everglades City, Florida, last week. Captain Jimmy Wheeler with Everglades Fishing Company watched as someone in his group caught a 3-foot shark. As the fisherman started reeling the creature in, a large shadow appeared. Wheeler instantly knew what was going to happen next.
  • Katarina Zarutskie: The model bitten by a shark while posing on holiday

    07/18/2018 11:57:28 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | 11 July 2018 | Kelly-Leigh Cooper
    So when model Katarina Zarutskie visited with her boyfriend and his family last month, she was keen to make the most of the beautiful sights. After a family lunch in an area known as Staniel Cay, Katarina spotted people snorkelling and interacting with a pack of nurse sharks nearby. Despite concern from her boyfriend's family, she was keen to get into the waters to get some photographs with them. "From my previous knowledge from surfing and scuba diving, I know nurse sharks are usually very safe," she tells the BBC. "I've seen countless photos of people with them on Instagram."...
  • Watch terrifying moment woman feeding sharks is bit, pulled into water

    07/03/2018 6:32:28 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 29 replies
    wgntv ^ | 7/2/2018 | cnn wire
    A woman was yanked from a boat when a shark she was hand-feeding bit into her finger and hauled her into waters off the northwestern coast of Australia. Melissa Brunning was standing on the stern of a yacht, feeding fish to a group of tawny nurse sharks, when one sank its teeth into her finger and dragged her overboard. Mobile phone video footage of the incident shows her screaming as she fell into the water. “It happened so quickly. All I could really focus on was the fact that my finger is gone. He’d clamped on it and it felt...
  • Ancient LIVING shark born in 1500s is world's OLDEST vertebrate and could be 512 years old

    12/13/2017 10:56:09 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 12th December 2017 | Anthony Blair
    A SHARK believed to be the oldest living vertebrate has been discovered in the North Atlantic Ocean. Danish scientists found the ancient creature — which is believed to be 512 years old and is 18ft long. The shark is the world's oldest vertebrate – an animal with a backbone – and may have been born in 1505, when King Henry VIII was just 14 years old. According to the journal Science, Greenland sharks grow at just one cm a year. So when they discovered a female shark measuring a whopping 18 feet, they knew this creature had to be...