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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘sharks’

Sharks Are Trying to Eat Your Internet

Here’s a scary shark week story for you. Under the sea, there is internet – or at least the internet’s transport system. Ok, so let’s go with ‘internet’. Anyway, there are around 200 fiber optic cables in this undersea network that transports data across the world. Last year alone, these submarine cables carried 51 billion gigabytes per month. Long story …

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Chinese Fisherman Nets Whale Shark

A Chinese fisherman netted a 14-foot-long 4,000 pound whale shark over the weekend, and was able to strap the carcass to the roof of a truck and haul it to a fish market in Xiaozhi. Fishing for the endangered whale shark is illegal in China, but Fujian province Captain Cai Chengzhu claims that the massive fish was accidently caught in …

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Delaware Shark Bite: Locals Startled By Rare Attack

Shark attack. If there were ever two words that could terrify a person into living a landlocked existence, it would be those. The level of fear that sharks create in people who’ve never even seen a shark in real life is amazing, especially considering how rare shark attacks are. You’re far more likely to step outside your house and be …

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Australian Shark Attack Kills Woman

A shark attack in Australia has left a woman dead. The woman was swimming with a group of friends near the village of Tathra when she decided to try to swim from the wharf to the beach. Hundreds of swimmers visit the area to take part in the Thathra Wharf to Waves event and swim the same stretch each year. …

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Marshall Islands Castaway Survives 13 Months Out at Sea

The story of an El Salvadoran man who allegedly was lost at sea for more than a year almost mirrors one of Hollywood’s most adventurous and heart-felt films, “Castaway,” which was released in 2000 starring Tom Hanks. The realistic castaway, 37-year-old Jose Salvador Alvarenga, was discovered Monday washed ashore on a tiny island of the Marshall Islands. The islands are located in …

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Shark Photobomb, Just When You Thought it Was Safe!

Some types of sharks such as great whites have a reputation for being fierce predators, the type that can easily capture prey. So, when a shark is noticed as part of the backdrop within a family picture after-the-fact, surprise is one expected emotion. On Friday, June Emerson snapped photos of her family enjoying time at Manhattan Beach. Emerson’s 12-year-old son …

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Sharknado Is Coming To Netflix In A Few Days

Sharknado was the talk of the Internet back in the summer, and it’s finally about to become available to stream on Netflix, meaning many will get their first chance to see it. We’ve just learned that the movie will hit Netflix on November 5th (you can already get the DVD if you use Netflix’s DVD-by-mail service). Sharknado is a SyFy …

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Walking Shark Discovered Off Indonesian Island Halmahera

Dr. Mark Erdmann, senior advisor to the Indonesian Marine Program for Conservation International was involved in the discovery of a new species of shark on the reefs of eastern Indonesian island Halmahera. One that walks. Just take a look: Erdmann writes: The shark, which has the endearing quality of using its fins to “walk” across the ocean floor, calls attention …

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Maui Shark Attacks: 2 Victims Reported In One Week

Maui is a lovely, tranquil place that seems like home no matter where you’re from; largely known as a honeymoon destination, it’s also a wonderful place to get away and relax. This week, however, has been a bad week for the island, as two people have reported violent shark attacks on two different beaches. Kiowa Gatewood was surfing off Oahu’s …

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Sharknado Is Coming to Theaters, and That’s Awesome…Right?

If you thought the Sharknado craze was waning, think again. The SyFy network’s B-movie and award winner for most accurate title of all time (it features shark tornados, so, you know) is coming to the big screen. According to THR, Sharknado is coming to a cinema near you. Regal Cinemas have announced that they will put on midnight shows around …

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Sharknado: The B Movie That Conquered Twitter

Few things in this world are as fantastic and all-around fun as a campy, so-bad-it’s-good B movie. From the crowds that flock to see “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” in droves or those who swear by the ever infamous masterpiece, “The Room,” one would be hard pressed to not find at least one person on their friend list who dabbles …

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Teen Rides Shark In The Gulf Of Mexico

A 19-year old spotted his opportunity to hitch a ride on a whale shark recently while on vacation in the Gulf of Mexico and took it, grabbing the creature’s fin for a photo op. Chris Kreis, who was with his family at the time, saw the 30-foot long shark coming at him in the water and knew he had to …

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