Great White Shark Photographer George T. Probst Part 1

Great White Shark Photographer George T. Probst Part 1

Today we have the pleasure of sharing our interview with shark photographer George T. Probst. If you follow Tracking Sharks on Twitter, then you have probably seen some of his beautiful photographs of great white sharks.  He is one of our favorite people to reTweet, as he really has a knack for capturing the majestic beauty of sharks. Let’s start with a little background on how you got started taking shark photographs. When was your first shark dive, and was it in a cage? My first great white shark dive…

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Lost Diver Circled by a Shark in Florida

Lost Diver Circled by a Shark in Florida

Video has surfaced of a lost diver circled by a shark in Florida. Randy Fales went spearfishing around 17 miles northeast of the Sebastion Inlet on May 15, 2016.  He was diving solo, while members of his family relaxed on the boat. Fales,  an experienced diver who began diving in 1980, was connected to a marker buoy which was then tethered to the boat’s anchor line.  However sometime during the dive, the line separated and the marker buoy was blown along the surface in a 10- to 15-knot (11 to…

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70 Tiger Sharks Feast on a Whale

70 Tiger Sharks Feast on a Whale

A drone operator caught the moment 70 tiger sharks feast on a whale. The footage was taken by Jay Cox who works for Eco Abrolhos. Mr. Cox had taken a group of 15 tourists to Western Australia near Dirk Hartog Island on four tenders at Steep Point on Friday. Another boat passed by and told them about the sharks munching on the whale carcass.  The group then headed to watch the action unfold. They were able to get extremely close to the sharks that were focused on the free meal,…

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Women bitten by shark at Vero Beach Florida

Women bitten by shark at Vero Beach Florida

A Woman was bitten by shark at Vero Beach, Florida around noon on Sunday. Mary Macus was around swimming around 100 yards off the beach in front of the Costa d’Este hotel when she was bitten on the thigh. The 57-year old was able to swim back to shore and ask for help. She was transported to the Indian River Medical Center where she received stitches for several puncture wounds and recieved antibiotics. Spokesman for the Vero Beach Lifeguard Association Erik Toomsoo told TCPalm, he was “glad it wasn’t any…

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Girl Bitten By Shark in Huguenot Park Florida

Girl Bitten By Shark in Huguenot Park Florida

An 11-year-old was bitten by a shark in Huguenot Park Florida on Saturday. The girl was in waist-deep water playing with a family member around 5:45 p.m. when she was bitten on back, hand, and left arm. A nurse who was visiting the beach assisted the family as the administered first aid to the wounds as another member of the girls family flagged down a patrol truck. She was transported by ambulance to the UF Health Jacksonville for emergency treatment. The girls suffered a severed tendon in her left arm…

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Sharks Senses 101

Sharks Senses 101

Welcome to Shark senses 101, an introduction to the wonderful way sharks navigate through the underwater world. The ocean is a vast, dangerous place. You could even say it’s a dogfish eat dogfish world. Danger lurks behind every rock and every coral. Survival is almost always a matter of seeing them before they see you. Evolution has given many of the ocean’s creature’s natural defences against predators. Some have the ability to hide beneath the sand; others have natural camouflage to avoid danger. Yet sharks have thrived at the top…

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Shark bite at Guana State Park Fla.

Shark bite at Guana State Park Fla.

Firefighters responded to a shark bite at Guana state Park in Florida. Mark Richard Wilson was bodysurfing around noon today at South Ponte Beach, when he was bitten on the right ankle. The 48-year-old saw something flopping in the water before he was bitten. Mrs. Wilson, who was near her husband when the incident occurred, saw a 4-foot shark. Fire rescue responded and took Mr. Wilson to to the Baptist Medical Center Beaches for evaluation. The shark was thought to be a black tip, which is common in Florida waters….

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Great white shark encounter in Australia

Great white shark encounter in Australia

A group of anglers enjoyed a great white shark encounter in Australia. The group of fishermen were enjoying the day around 3 miles (5km) off the coast off Port Broughton in South Australia when the white shark showed up earlier this month. The shark swam around the 19 foot (6M) boat several times. One of the anglers tries to figure out the length of the shark by comparing to the length of the boat. He can be heard on the video saying the shark is “Well, he’s over three and…

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Tiger Shark Saved in Hawaii

Tiger Shark Saved in Hawaii

Beachgoers help save a tiger shark in Hawaii. The shark was apparently entangled in fishing line and was struggling in the water. Several swimmers went to the aid of the shark and brought it to shore to remove the fishing gear. After removing the entanglement they were able to successfully return the shark to the water. Thankfully no one was injured in the rescue you efforts. Sharks or mano, are respected by the Hawaiian culture and there are many  legends about the creatures. One such legend is the story of…

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Live Shark Workup with the Bimini Shark Lab

Live Shark Workup with the Bimini Shark Lab

A live shark work up with the Bimini Shark Lab and Sharks 4 Kids. Sharks 4 Kids is a program designed to help young students learn about sharks and the critical role they play in the balance of the oceans ecosystems. Their main goal is to create a new generation of shark advocates through education. The group shares curriculum that will help teachers integrate shark education into their science programs. The curriculum is available for levels of study from kindergarten to eighth grade.  Students will have access to information about…

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