Video: Fisherman battles great white shark over net?

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Video showing a fisherman battle a great white shark has been shared on social media. David Wilks was fishing with his son Nic off the coast of Port Pirie, South Australia in December. The commercial fisherman ran into a little snag as he pulled a section of net up. An estimated 10-foot great white shark had bit part of the net and would not let go. The shark had originally swum into the net to dine on the freshly caught snapper. Since great white sharks are a protected species, Wilks…

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Woman bitten by a shark in California

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Leeanne Ericson was bitten by a shark in California while swimming off San Onofre State Beach on April 29. The 35-year-old was swimming near her boyfriend who was on a surfboard when she was bitten by what was possibly a great white or a seven-gill shark. The shark pulled her underwater and her boyfriend quickly went into action. “He jumped and dove off the board and went looking for her and found her on the bottom and brought her up on the surf board and paddled in with her and…

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How Cage Diving with Great White Sharks Began Part 3

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In Part 1 of our series, we looked at origins of cage diving and what divers learned from those early expeditions. In Part 2, we visited the history of great white shark dive spots around the world. Now, in Part 3, we look at the impact of cage diving on great white shark populations. Does the cage diving industry harm great white sharks? It is difficult to assess whether cage diving has already harmed white sharks in the form practiced up to this time. Injuries to sharks during cage diving…

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Great white shark attacked a kayak off California coast

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A Great white shark attacked a kayak off the California Coast near Cannery Row. Brian Correiar had just paddled back from Pacific Grove on March 18, and was about to end his “great paddle” when a shark showed up around 4:30 p.m. Correiar was around 100 yards off shore on the end of San Barlos Beach in Monterey Bay when he was thrown out of his kayak by a great white shark. “Suddenly, I heard a loud Bang as my kayak and I flew into the air. I landed outside…

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Video: Gums, the toothless Great White Shark

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Video of a toothless great white shark has been shared on social media. Doug Vanderby was diving with Shark Diving Xperts and was lucky enough to film the shark as it passed by his cage off Guadalupe Island on October 26, 2016. Because of the large number of missing teeth in the shark’s mouth, Vanderby gave the shark the nickname of Gums. It is believed to be the same great white shark that became stuck in a cage last year. We were able to speak with Mr. Vanderby about the…

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How Cage Diving with Great White Sharks Began Part 2

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In Part 1 of our series, we looked at origins of cage diving and what divers learned from those early expeditions. In Part 2, we visit the history of great white shark dive spots around the world. South Africa In South Africa, cage diving is of younger origin and was only practiced sporadically in the western Cape Province around Struisbaai, east of Cape Agulhas, and in False Bay near Cape Town in the late 1980s. In 1997, seven commercial cage dive operators finally entered the Dyer Island Channel at Gansbaai.…

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How Cage Diving with Great White Sharks Began Part 1

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Have you ever wondered how cage diving with great white sharks began? In Part 1 of our series, we look at the history of cage diving with great white sharks. Last October it happened again: A video showed how a white shark broke through the bars of a shark cage in front of the Mexican island of Guadalupe. Not only was it horrible for the diver, but also for the shark. The animal had rammed the metal construction and became trapped. Helplessly, the crew watched as the shark grew very…

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