Video: Blue Shark Beaches Itself in Spain

A video has surfaced of a blue shark beaching itself off the coast of Bolnuevo, Spain. Tons of beach goers gathered around the shark and began filming the incident. Thankfully Red Cross personnel were in the area and were able to dispatch a jet ski to the area. Once the jet ski arrived, a rope was attached to the sharks tail and it was drug out to sea. This is not the first blue shark to make news in Spain. Just last month a swimmer was bitten on the hand…

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Shark Bite Reported in Spain

A possible shark bite reported in Spain today July 29, 2016. A man in his forties was bitten on the hand at the Arenales del SolCosta beach in Elche. The unidentified resident of Elche was bitten on the hand by what is thought to have been a shark. According to a spokesman from the DYA ambulance service, the bite was “serious” and the man was taken to the hospital and will require stitches. The Local es reports the Spanish news agency Efe indicated the injury was most likely caused by…

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6-foot-long blue shark stranded on a Cape Cod beach

A 6-foot-long beached blue shark was discovered yesterday in Cape Cod. The shark had regurgitated its stomach from the stress which is not uncommon as sharks will often vomit their stomachs to cleanse them of parasites or indigestible items (who needs pepto right?).    Although in the wild the proceeds is very quick and the stomach is swallowed with a matter of seconds.   Not sure how well this male will do, but it is possible he may survive. Members of the public attempted to comfort the shark by using buckets…

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OCEARCH Expedition Chile: Tagging Mako & Blue Sharks

After grinding it out on the water for weeks in the Juan Fernández Islands, the team returns to the continent with no sharks tagged. When the team least expects it, Expedition Leader Chris Fischer spots a blue shark while the ship is underway. Watch as the team SPOT tags the first sharks in Chilean waters. #ExpeditionChile Follow OCEARCH on twitter http://twitter.com/OCEARCH Be sure to visit their Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OCEARCH Click to view other post on OCEARCH http://www.trackingsharks.com/category/ocearch/

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Beamer the Blue Shark is dead

Beamer the blue shark is dead. The 200 pound nine foot shark was tagged during the inaugural SharksEye Tournament, off Montauk, New York.  During the event, Dr. Greg Skomal of the MA Division of Marine Fisheries tagged three shortfin makos and one blue shark. Of the four tagged, two have been confirmed dead. Beamer was legally caught by a commercial fishing vessel that was using a longline that had 3,500 circle hooks which trialed for 60 miles off the coast of Limon, Costa Rica.  The captain of the fishing vessel…

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Man helps delivery Blue Shark pups

“I was driving to work in the morning when I saw something thrashing around on the beach (in Fuengirola, Spain),” Antonio Calvillo told local daily newspaper La Opinión de Málaga recently. “I thought it was a stranded dolphin but when I made my way over, I realized it was a (Blue) shark,” the young man added. He called emergency services and then decided to try and drag the animal out to sea by the tail “because it seemed tired, but not injured or hurt”. A married couple who were passing…

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