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  • Sharks munching on whale carcass

    Brett Verco shot some great video of sharks munching on a whale carcass in New South Wales, Australia.

    YouTube Brett Verco
    YouTube Brett Verco

    Two tiger sharks and three great whites all dined together in Coffs Harbour.

    There are some great still shots at the end of the video.

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    Just last month a similar situation was filmed about 45 miles of the coast of Long Beach in New York.

    The location has been marked on the 2015 shark attack bites tracking map under interactions.

    Direct link to the video: here


  • Tiger shark bites camera in Jupiter Florida

    Posted on by Kmac

    7News Boston WHDH-TV

    Mike Zimmerman of Scuba Nation was on a shark encounter trip with Emerald Charters when a tiger shark decided to take a bite of his camera.

    The group was off the coast of Jupiter Florida when the shark, named Alice took a likening to cameras.

    Mike Zimmerman
    Mike Zimmerman

    Alice initially investigates the diver with the bait bucket, appearing to bump the diver’s tank and head?

    Mike Zimmerman
    Mike Zimmerman

    She then slowly swims over to Mr. Zimmerman and takes a test bites of his camera.

    Mike Zimmerman
    Mike Zimmerman

    Once she realizes plastic doesn’t taste that great she moves along.

    Thankfully no one was injured and Mr. Zimmerman has a wild interaction caught on tape.

    No word on how the camera fared, although on the plus side we know it still films.

    The video was posted on the Scuba Nation Facebook page June 18.

    Last weekend a diver was bitten on a shark encounter, but not much info has been released on what transpired or who he was diving with.

    Direct link to the video on Facebook


  • Tiger shark steals camera


    A tiger shark decided he was tired of all the underwater paparazzi and decided to steal a camera.

    YouTube Paul and Young Ron
    YouTube Paul and Young Ron

    The shark snatched the $10,000 camera set up and started swimming away in the Bahamas.

    YouTube Paul and Young Ron
    YouTube Paul and Young Ron

    The camera man tried to hang on and pull his gear from the shark’s mouth, only to be taken for a tense “shark ride”.

    It appears the diver tries to roll the shark over to put it in a state of tonic immobility, which would calm the shark and allow the camera to be removed.

    In the end it appears the shark won as the diver swims back to the group.

    I guess the shark has a nice camera set up that might end up in his belly.

    Related: Great white shark destroys GoPro

    Although if he decides not to eat it and the footage is recovered, I bet it would awesome to watch.

    So if it had been you, would you have tried to get your gear back, or call it a loss?

    Let us know in the comments.

    Direct link to the video here.

    Marked under interactions on the 2015 shark attack bites tracking map.


  • Tiger shark Chessie went 10 miles upriver

    tiger-sharkChessie the 12ft tiger shark pinged 1o miles up Cape Fear River in North Carolina.

    See the first post about her here and another tiger bumping a boat motor off NC here.

    Live track her at http://www.ocearch.org/


  • NC tiger shark

    Tiger Shark from George Frazier on Vimeo.

    George Frazier got a nice surprise on a recent spearfishing trip.

    The certified freediving instructor received a visit from a 12-foot tiger shark.

    George Frazier
    George Frazier

    He was 28 miles off Beafort Inlet in North Carolina when he went down and shot a gag grouper.  Mr. Frazier then moved the boat to a group of fish and was preparing to do another dive when he saw the sharks fin.

    Luckily he had a GoPro, which he was able to attach to a pole and capture the tiger on film. The massive beauty even gave a test bite to the boats motor.

    After seeing the shark, he decided it would be best to abort the rest of the dive. He posted on Beyond Freediving’s Facebook page,  “This big Tiger Shark scared me out of the water Wednesday and then it tried to eat my boat, but not before I speared and boated a nice Gag Grouper. He took some paint off of that very large 300HP 4 stroke Yamaha outboard by the way.”

    This is not the first time sharks have nibbled on motors.  A great white shark bit one in New Zealand and another in the Gulf of Mexico.

    The location has been marked on the 2015 shark attack bites map under interactions.


  • Tiger shark bumps camera man


    Perth Documentary filmmaker Andre Rerekura was bumped by a 13ft (4M) female tiger shark.

    terra-australis-tiger-shark-0He was working with Terra Australis TV, a group of free divers who film underwater life in Western Australia.

    The group had been spearfishing in 40ft waters when the encounter occurred and were able to spend around and hour and half with the sharks.

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    He said ‘There was no sign of aggression; they were just like big puppy dogs. I was pretty pumped and a bit nervous as well,’
    According to Mr. Rerekura the tiger shark looked healthy other than a ‘stumpy dorsal fin’ from some type of injury. The massive female remained calm during the encounter.

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    Mr. Rerekura said ‘I didn’t feel threatened at all, though it was still nerve-racking having a big animal swim up to you, like she might do a last second charge. But no, there was no aggression…like a puppy dog of the sea. We were stoked.”

    terra-australis-tiger-shark-3What an experience it must have been!!

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    Marked on the 2015 shark attack bites tracking map under interactions.

    All images YouTube Terra Australias

    Direct link to the video here


  • 12ft Tiger shark tagged

    OCEARCH
    Chessie during the tagging process OCEARCH

    A massive tiger shark has been tagged of Hilton Head South Carolina.  The 12 ft female was caught by Bryan Frazier of the South Carolina DNR on charter boat Outcast which was captained by Chip Michalove.  She was named Chessie after the Chechessee River and was fitted with an OCEARCH tracking tag.

    1,200 lbs 12ft Tiger Shark ChessieOCEARCH
    1,200 lbs 12ft Tiger Shark  OCEARCH

    Chessie weighs in at a massive 1,200 lbs. keep in mind, an average tiger weighs in at around 300 to 500 pounds, so this shark is the largest tagged on the East Coast.  Michalove said “Her head is as big as a great white’s head”.

    Collecting data OCEARCH
    Collecting data OCEARCH

    Since she was tagged on May 18, the data on her movements has already started being mapped.  Every time the tag breaks the water’s surface, a ping is marked on the OCEARCH tracking map.  It appears she has a territory she likes, centering just south of Charleston near Kiawah Island. Although she has ventured out into deep waters.

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    Where will she go? Find out by tracking some sharks with OCEARCH.


  • Expedition Western Australia: Ningaloo Reef

    Posted on by Kmac

    OCEARCH, the crew which has made great white sharks Katharine and Mary Lee famous is hoping to add a few news stars to the lineup.

    The group just finished up its twenty-second expedition by tagging twenty tiger sharks on Western Australia’s Ninglaoo Reef.

    The satellite tags record the movement of the sharks every-time the shark’s fin breaks the surface of the water.

    This allows scientists and shark enthusiasts the ability live track the path of the sharks and helps everyone understand how behave in the wild.

    When the sharks are being tagged, scientific data is obtained such as sex, weight, length and temperature.

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    Tiger sharks eye possibly with Siphonostomatoida: Caligidae Photo: OCEARCH YouTube

    In addition they also check out what types of critters are on the shark and their symbiotic relations to the sharks.

    You can follow OCEARCH on twitter and live track sharks here.

     


  • Spearfisherman pets tiger shark


    Rick Trippe, from Darwin Australia, was out spearfishing when he was visited by a tiger shark yesterday at Bass Reef.

    He did not feel threatened by the shark and reached out to touch its tale.

    Feeling that the shark meant him no harm, he reached out again touching the 6ft shark.

    Luckily the shark was passive.

    Sharks are still wild and things can get hairy very quickly as this diver nearly found out.

    Direct link to the video Here

     


  • Free diver nearly bitten by Tiger Shark


    I don’t know much about the clip, but according to Beqa Adventure Divers it was filmed at Tiger Beach in the Bahamas.

    It appears the shark makes three snaps at the free diver.
    Once at his head

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    Photo: ROFFS YouTube

     

     

    the second as he is getting out of the way

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    Photo: ROFFS YouTube

     

    and the third toward his arm.

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    Photo: ROFFS YouTube

     

    While the shark isn’t acting in a super aggressive manner, had the shark’s mouth actually made contact with the diver, it could have easily been fatal.  Thankfully the diver was able to see the shark and move out of the way.

    If more info becomes available, I will update the post.

    Direct link to the video: here