Video: Honeymooner bitten by shark

A woman on her honeymoon was bitten by a shark in the Bahamas December 8. Sarah Illig was swimming with nurse sharks while her husband Evan Carroll filmed the interaction. The 25-year-old was enjoying the last day of the trip as she swam in the crystal-clear water. Unfortunately, her mask obscured her peripheral vision as she swam with her arms extended and she didn’t see the large nurse shark as it approached. “I felt a whoosh of water, something clamped down on my arm and I assumed my husband was…

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Three charged in shark dragging death video

Three men have been charged by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Hillsborough County State Attorney after dragging a shark behind their boat. Michael Wenzel, Robert Lee Benac and Spencer Heintz have each been charged with two felony counts of Aggravated Animal Cruelty, a third-degree felony. Wenzel and Benac were each charged with one misdemeanor count of Illegal Method of Take – Shark, a second-degree misdemeanor. The three men filmed themselves as they pulled the live shark at high speed behind their boat. A post shared…

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Video: Great white shark surprises diver; is it real?

Video has surfaced that appears to show the moment a scuba diver is bumped by a great white shark. The footage shows a diver, using an umbilical breathing hose instead of traditional SCUBA gear, swimming along the bottom of the ocean and filmed from behind. As the unidentified diver turns to look to his left, a large great white shark appears over his right shoulder and swims directly toward the diver’s head. The shark opens its mouth, brushes against the diver’s head and swims away. At first contact, the man…

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Fatal shark attack reported in Costa Rica

A fatal shark attack has been reported in Costa Rica. The attack occurred November 30 after Rohina Bhandari and her dive master identified by his last name Jimenez departed their dive vessel to enjoy the waters of a spot known as Manuelita off the remote island of Isla del Coco, about 300 miles off the Costa Rican mainland. As the two ascended, sometime before 2:30 p.m., to a dive safety stop, Jimenez spotted what he believed to be a female tiger shark approaching and attempted to scare it away. When…

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Video: Tiger shark filmed next to unaware swimmers off Miami Beach

A large tiger shark has been filmed near unaware swimmers off Miami Beach, Florida. Drone pilot Kenny Melendez was out with friends and family members November 24 showing the group how the drone worked. Around 8 a.m. he spotted a female swimmer in the drone’s viewfinder and thought it would make for some good video, and then he spotted a shadow. He realized he was filming what appeared to be a 7-foot long tiger shark somewhere in water off Fourth and Seventh Street. A post shared by Kenny Melendez (@aerodronemedia)…

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Spearfisherman attacked by great white shark in California

A spearfisherman was bitten by a great white shark in California November 24. Grigor Azatian was fishing with his father off Monterey Bay in Still Water Cove on Friday afternoon. The experienced fisherman had speared three fish and pointed his father Armen, who was hadn’t taken any fish to a better spot. Grigor swapped out his speargun for a camera and dove down to take a few photographs, but resurfaced and grabbed his gun again. When the 25-year-old dove down in search of fish, he spotted a great white shark…

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Caught by the spell of a myth

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“The Great White Shark jangles our nerves With a reputation he hardly deserves Neither malice nor spite Will cause him to bite It’s not his fault we look like hors d’oeuvres.” R. Aiden Martin 57 years ago, the publisher of the US magazine LIFE warned its readers in the cover story Look out for sharks from the danger of shark attacks. Not that the total number would be terrible (because it is very low), but of the cruel attack itself. “During 1959 sharks made 11 authenticated attacks on human beings…

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