Tagged 11-foot Tiger Shark Re-caught off Florida Beach

A tagged 11-foot (3.4 m) tiger shark has been re-caught off a Florida Beach. Zach Wolk caught the shark October 25 while fishing from the Cape San Blas beach in the Gulf of Mexico.  When the Texas angler measured the shark, he noticed it had a scientific tracking tag.   A photo posted by Zach Wolk (@zachwolk) on Nov 5, 2016 at 11:42am PDT “Chubby 11’5 female tiger with a 71-inch girth caught and released, she was previously tagged and her info will be reported! [I] can’t wait to see…

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Updated:OCEARCH-tagged Tiger Shark Lexi Dead?

Is OCEARCH-tagged tiger shark Lexi dead?  Her tag was recently found in the back of a truck in Frisco, North Carolina, where it had been kept for several weeks. Tiger shark Lexi was tagged by the nonprofit group OCEARCH who partnered with North Carolina Aquariums to search off the coast of Wrightsville Beach. The groups had joined forces to tag sand tiger sharks and collect information on their migration habits and patterns. Before the expedition kicked off, a special presentation was given at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington Lumina Theater….

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Women Bitten by a Shark in Hawaii

A woman has been bitten by a shark in Hawaii on Friday October 14. An unidentified 66-year-old was snorkeling off Charley Young Beach in Kihei around 10 a.m.,when she was bitten. The part time resident of the island was around 20 to 30 yards off the beach in 7 feet of the somewhat murky water when she was bitten on the lower left leg. A beach goer heard the woman’s screams and swam out to assist. A paddleboarder also came to assist and the two were able to pull the…

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Risk of Shark Attack Bite Rises this month in Hawaii

The risk of shark attack bite rises this month in Hawaii, most likely because of shark birthing. The native Hawaiian chant Pua ka wiliwili nanahu ka mano translates to When the wiliwili tree flowers, the shark bites. In her book ‘Olelo No‘eau, Mary Kawena Pukui, legendary author, historian and educator, knew more sharks were present in the Hawaiian Islands during the fall. The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), knows this also remains a constant of the shark birth cycle. Data from the DAR shows…

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Hawaiian Shark Attack Victim Aunty Lulu Speaks out

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Hawaiian Shark Attack Victim Aunty Lulu has shared her shark encounter story. The 51-year-old woman known as Aunty Lulu was out for her normal swim September 7 around 2:30 p.m. when she was bitten by a shark. She had been swimming at Makaha Beach for 16 years, and the day seemed like any other. “I’m out there about 100 yards or so, then I did my turnaround, I did my swimming, I turned around where the surfers are,” she told Hawaii News Now. That’s when the suspected tiger shark bit….

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Woman Bitten by a Shark in Hawaii

A woman has been bitten by a shark in Hawaii. The 51-year-old was seriously injured by what appears to have been a large shark off Makaha Beach. The victim, only identified as “Aunty Lulu”, was in the water around 2:30 pm and was approximately 300 yards (274 m) offshore when she was bitten.  She sustained serious injury to her fore arm and shoulder. Lifeguards and surfers came to her aid and carried her back to shore on a rescue board. “She said she couldn’t breath and she had a hard…

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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

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

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

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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