All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘SHARK’

Duxbury Beach: Giant Shark Spotted In Massachusetts

Nobody wants to swim in shark-infested waters, and the sighting of a giant shark near Duxbury Beach has many people avoiding the waters in the area. Lifeguards spotted the huge shark near the shoreline on Monday and immediately ordered everyone out of the water. The shark appeared to be about 15 feet long and was tracked by a state police …

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Grouper Fish Makes Shark Its Watery Bitch

It has been a baaad week for sharks. First there was the report of a bull shark that was on the losing end of a battle with an 18-foot crocodile named Brutus. While that feisty fish might have gotten away in the end, it’s a different story for this unlucky shark. In a new viral video, a group of fishermen …

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Brutus The Crocodile Takes On Shark

Crocodiles and sharks actually have a quite a lot in common. Both animals are readily associated with the water. Both are known as formidable predators. Lastly, they are both terrifying and have razor sharp teeth. The average person isn’t exactly a fan of the idea of crossing paths with either creature. That doesn’t mean that we aren’t curious about what …

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Shark Attack Data Offers Safety Tips

George Burgess, director of the Florida Program of Shark Research and keeper of the International Shark Attack File, has combed through incident data to devise some strategies to avoid encounters with the apex predators. From his basement office at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, situated roughly one hundred miles northwest of Volusia County, a.k.a the “shark-bite capital” …

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Shark Chokes On Sea Lion, Strange But True

Nature is just full of surprises and you never know what you might encounter in the animal world. While sharks are considered the prime predators of the sea, one recently bit off more than it could chew, literally. A male shark was recently found washed ashore on Coronation Beach in West Australia. While it is not uncommon for sharks to …

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One-Ton Shark On Its Way To Texas

Beachgoers beware, a huge one-ton shark is making its way to Texas. The giant great white shark is 14 feet long and weighs 2,300 pounds. It was recently spotted 100 miles off the Florida coast in the Gulf of Mexico and is now making its way towards Texas. The shark is being tracked with a tagging system that allows scientists …

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Goblin Shark Netted Off Florida Keys

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Service, a commercial shrimping trawler netted an extremely rare goblin shark off of the Florida Keys on Wednesday, the second specimen ever to be recorded in the Gulf of Mexico. The fish was roughly 18 feet long, and leisurely swam away after being released. The first goblin shark sighting in …

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Huge Great White Shark Tagged In Australia

Great white sharks are the ultimate predators of the sea and creatures that many people fear. While great white sharks are only responsible for a small number of shark attacks, they are known as one of the largest and most ferocious shark species. Huge great white sharks have recently been spotted near popular beach areas in Australia and other parks …

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Great White Shark Tracked For The First Time Crossing The Atlantic Ocean

A mature female great white shark nicknamed Lydia was tagged off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida in March of last year. Since then, the researchers have been keeping a close eye on her. This weekend, almost a year later, researchers saw that she was on her way across the Atlantic Ocean. It was a milestone, since there had been no …

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Tara Reid To Star In Sharknado 2

Are you ready for Sharknado 2? You had better be, because Tara Reid has just signed on for the sequel. If you didn’t catch the first Sharknado, you missed a chance to make fun of a horrible movie. Sharknado starred Tara Reid and Ian Ziering and tells the story of a storm that causes a tornado so powerful it sucks …

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Shark Photobombs Family Picture At Manhattan Beach

It was just another day at the beach for a California family. The kids were playing near the shore and June Emerson, the children’s mother, was doing what every mother does…snapping pictures. It wasn’t until she later looked at those pictures, that she realized their photos had been photobombed…by a shark! “It was quite a shock to see,” Emerson said. …

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Shark Photobombs Two Boys at Manhattan Beach

The photobomb trend is nothing new–everyone from friends, strangers and even celebrities have been known to get in a picture right before it was taken, effectively ruining it. While photobombs can be annoying (and sometimes funny), at least they don’t usually send cold chills up your spine right? A woman from Manhattan Beach, California got quite the surprise when she …

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Family Photo Shows Shark Lurking Eerily Close

A populated area such as Manhattan Beach, California seems to be an unusual place to spot a shark, but unfortunately they’re not that uncommon in this area of the Pacific coast. It is especially surprising when that same shark went undetected by family or beach goers. The discovery that there was a shark at all didn’t come until later, when …

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Maui Shark Attack Kills Fisherman

A shark attack in Maui resulted in the death of a kayak fisherman whose foot was severed in the attack. The fisherman, who has been identified by the Maui County Police Department as Patrick Briney Stevenson, was reported to have been fishing with a partner at the time of his attack. Briney’s fishing partner allegedly spotted a nearby boat from …

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Hawaii Surfer Repeatedly Punches Attacking Shark

A 25-year-old former boxer landed multiple punches on a hark that bit into his surfboard in Hawaii Sunday. Jeff Horton was with ten other surfers off of Kauai when the incident occurred. He initially spotted a fin in the water, and about 20 minutes later, a dark shape appeared in the water. Horton initially figured it was a stingray as …

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Seal Escapes The Jaws Of A Shark

David “Baz” Jenkins is a wildlife photographer who caught the unthinkable on camera – a seal outsmarting a shark. Great whites are known for their prowess as apex predators. Sharks have had plenty of time to refine their prey-hunting skills after inhabiting the ocean for 400 million years. However, Irish photographer Jenkins was able to capture a series of pictures …

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Walking Shark: Great for Science, Great for Conservation

Science freaked out the laymen a couple of days ago when a new shark species was discovered in Indonesia. Oh yeah, and also…it walks. The new species, called Hemiscyllium halmahera, is a type of epaulette shark described in the journal Aqua: the International Journal of Ichthyology. The shark lives off the coral reefs along the coast of Halmahera, a remote …

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Shark Attack in Daytona; 11-Year-Old Gets Souvenir

This past weekend 11-year-old Riley Breihan was bitten by a shark in Daytona Beach, Florida. She was swimming at WinterHaven Park in Ponce Inlet on Sunday when something began to bite at her leg. Breihan was on her boogie board when she realized that her leg had come in contact with a shark. The little girl said, “At first I …

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Horned Monster in Spain an Oarfish or Shark?

Has the Loch Ness monster been discovered? PROMAR (Programa en Defensa de la Fauna Marina-Sea Life Defense Program) is working on finding that answer after a “horned monster” washed ashore in Spain earlier this month. A swimmer first discovered the head of the monster while walking along the beach. The head had two horns protruding from it. Then, as she …

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Maui Shark Attack Causes Woman to Lose Arm

When a German visitor went snorkeling at Palauea Beach in Maui, she never thought that she would be the next person to fall victim to a shark attack. Unfortunately, this was the case, and the 20-year-old woman has now lost her right arm. The attack occurred around 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday night. It was reported that visibility was very limited …

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Turducken Of The Sea Baffles Scientists

There is always a bigger fish. Isn’t that the old adage? A three feet long dogfish recently found this out. Scientists from the University of Delaware were researching sand tiger sharks through a tagging process where sensors are initially released to entice the sharks for later retrieval. Menhaden, containing the sensors, were used as bait, which caught the attention of …

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Shark on a TRAIN! New York Subway Shark had Nude IPhone Pics

A body dead on a New York subway. A mystery abounds. Move over “Law and Order,” because this “dead meat” goes great with mushrooms. A dead shark found on a New York City subway left many city riders asking questions. One rider said she was simply shocked. “It smelled extremely fishy,” Isvett Verde said. “I mean, I thought I’d seen …

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Tara Reid: Sharknado Two? Reid says “Why not?”

Tara Reid has played in over 41 different films since she started her career as a child actress, playing roles such as Sandy on Saved by the Bell: The New Class and Ashley on Days of our Lives. Her most recent role was playing character April in the new Syfy horror release, “Sharknado”. Reid plays her role alongside “Beverly Hills …

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Pacifica Shark Attacks Fisherman In Kayak

A great white shark attacked a fisherman off the coast of California Tuesday afternoon. Micah Flanaburg was fishing in a kayak with his father-in-law at Pacifica State Beach near Linda Mar when the shark attacked his boat. According to Flanaburg’s father-in-law, Ross Webber, the attack took place only about 200 yards from shore. Flanaburg told San Francisco’s KPIX that the …

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Shark Feeding Frenzy Caught on Video

Yanchep Beach in Western Australia was recently closed for a time after a school of about 50 sharks, some over 8 feet long, were spotted in a feeding frenzy less than half a mile from shore. Pilots from a Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter spotted the sharks, who were following a school of tuna, and the beach was closed at …

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