Foilboard Bitten by Tiger Shark

Foilboard Bitten by Tiger Shark

A Hawaiian racer’s foilboard was bitten by a tiger shark August 6. Connor Baxter was using a foilboard, essentially a paddleboard with a hydrofoil underneath, while surfing Maui’s Maliko Run last weekend. Along the route he felt a bump and thought his friends might be playing a prank.  He quickly realized it was not a prank when a 10-foot long tiger shark knocked him off his feet and onto his back on top of his board. The shark had grabbed the hydrofoil under the board and was thrashing it around….

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Shark Feeding Frenzy Caught on Camera

Shark Feeding Frenzy Caught on Camera

A Shark feeding frenzy has been caught on film. Gran and Sam Eastland recently filmed an estimated 38 sharks feasting on a whale carcass off Western Australia’s North Coast. The father and son team were on a fishing and surfing holiday at Cape Carnarvon when they witnessed the amazing scene.  The duo was able to use a drone to record aerial shots of the sharks as they devoured the whale carcass. “Different pieces would break off and float out into the ocean, and that’s where the drone footage would show…

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Tiger shark bites boat off Alabama Coast

Tiger shark bites boat off Alabama Coast

Video has surfaced featuring the moment a tiger shark bites a boat off the Alabama coast. Ben Raines was fishing for snapper in the Gulf of Mexico when he had an unexpected visitor. The reporter from Al.com was with part of a group participating in the Alabama Deep Sea fishing Rodeo and had just lost three fish as they were being reeled in.  Mr. Raines knew the frayed lines could either be caused by the fish swimming around debris on the oceans floor or by a shark that just grabbed…

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Shark Pups in the Womb

Shark Pups in the Womb

Have you ever seen shark pups in the womb? Until recently, it wasn’t possible. Now, amazingly, you can. Dr. James Sulikowski and Dr. Neil Hammerschlag have captured images of several shark pups still inside their mother’s womb using sonogram technology. Sulikowski, who is from the University of New England Department of Marine Science teamed with Hammerschlag, from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, and headed to the Bahamas in search of pregnant tiger sharks. The two, along with researchers and students from their schools, were…

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Shark Week 2016 Begins Sunday

Shark Week 2016 Begins Sunday

Shark Week 2016 begins this Sunday on the Discovery Channel. This year some of the shows will be augmented with special virtual reality 360 degree videos. Shark Week VR experiences will include Surviving Sharks, which sends viewers “underwater” with Australian Navy diver Paul de Gelder who lost his leg to a bull shark.  Another feature will be Dare to Swim in The Shallows, which offers a look into  Sony Picture’s upcoming film The Shallows, which opens in theaters today. The VR videos can be viewed using Google cardboard or other VR viewers….

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Tagged Tiger Shark Maroochy is Dead

Tagged Tiger Shark Maroochy is Dead

In May 2016, Maroochy the tiger shark was captured and killed on a baited drumline. Maroochy was a female tiger shark tagged by the nonprofit OCEARCH. The group placed a satellite tag on the shark’s dorsal fin in February 2015 off the coast of Australia.  She was tagged near Fraser Islands, and each time her fin broke the surface of the water, her position would be plotted on the OCEARCH tracking app and website. On May 24, OCEARCH confirmed Maroochy had been killed on a drum line in Bundaberg. Maroochy’s…

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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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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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OCEARCH Hosts Live Q&A On Facebook

OCEARCH Hosts Live Q&A On Facebook

Shark tracking group OCEARCH hosts a live Q&A on Facebook. Have you ever wondered where sharks go when its cold, how deep do they dive or how many shark babies (pups) does a pregnant great white shark carry? Tonight you will have a chance to pose your shark questions directly to researchers working with OCEARCH, on an expedition to catch and tag great white sharks. The science team is currently on board the research vessel MV OCEARCH, which is off the coast of Jacksonville Florida searching for great white sharks…

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