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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Video: Tiger Shark Freed from Entanglement

Video: Tiger Shark Freed from Entanglement

A tiger shark has been freed from entanglement in Australia. Crayfisherman Justin Small and a friend noticed movement in the waters of a jetty near Abrolhos Island off Western Australia’s Mid West coast. Upon inspection the two noticed a 9 to 10 foot tiger shark entangled in rope. What would you do if you saw a shark tangled in rope? This is what crayfisherman Justin Small did. Posted by ABC Midwest and Wheatbelt on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Mr. Small, who was wearing a GoPro camera, entered the water. He…

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Tiger Shark Killed in the Bahamas

Tiger Shark Killed in the Bahamas

A photo reportedly showing a tiger shark killed in the Bahamas has been circulating online. The photo shows a mature tiger shark with an apparent gun shot wound to it’s head. The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) believes the shark was taken in the Exuma Cays with in the last week. The group posted the detailed statement below on their Facebook Page: “The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) would like to remind the general public that the killing of sharks is currently illegal in The Bahamas. Although the BNT is sensitive to…

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Shark News From Around the Globe 03/01/16

Shark News From Around the Globe 03/01/16

We begin this edition of shark news from around the globe with a visit to the Bahamas. Researchers from the University of New England and the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science have been studying female tiger sharks at Tiger Beach in the Bahamas. In an effort to determine if the sharks were mature and pregnant, the group not only used visual cues such as mating scars, but also hormone blood tests and ultra sound. Professor James Sulikowski of the University of New England’s Department of…

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Kite Surfer Bitten By Shark

Kite Surfer Bitten By Shark

A kite surfer has been bitten by a shark off the coast of Nouméa, New Caledonia. The unidentified man was apparently sitting on his rig as the shark bit the side of the board. The shark’s bottom jaw hit the bottom of the board and its top teeth went into the man’s thigh. Even though the 21-year-old had several lacerations to his right thigh, he was able to paddle to a nearby reef and then onto the beach. Emergency personal were called and treated the wound on scene before transferring…

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10ft Tiger Shark Caught on a Drumline

10ft Tiger Shark Caught on a Drumline

Several photos of a 10ft tiger shark caught on a drumline off Australia’s Gold Coast have been posted on Instagram. Local photographer Juan Medina posted the photos to his 30,000 followers saying ““Sad to see this today.” According to the Gold Coast Bulletin, this is one of 12 shark caught in the last two months. A department of fisheries spokeswoman told the news site: “A 3.15m (10ft) tiger shark was caught at Snapper Rocks.” “The aim of the Queensland Shark Control Program is to reduce the possibility of shark attack…

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350lb Tiger Shark Killed by Boat

350lb Tiger Shark Killed by Boat

A tiger shark killed by boat? According to Dave Kamp it happened in the Florida Keys. Mr. Kamp was fishing for Bait on January 14, off a reef between Seven Mile Bridge and Bahia Honda, when his boat hit something big in the water. He told Keysinfonet “It was quite a bang. We thought we had hit a shark because of the blood in the water but we had no idea. We were going about 25 knots when we hit this thing. It damaged the engine and we limped back…

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Surfer Pulled off Her Board by Shark in Hawaii?

Surfer Pulled off Her Board by Shark in Hawaii?

A surfer on Kauai Island in Hawaii, was pulled off her board by a shark around 11:30 on Monday, January 25th. Kaya Waldman was out past the main surf break near Hanalei when she saw something grey coming towards her. At first she thought it might be a buoy, but as it continued towards her, she realized it was a shark. The shark, which was longer than her 8-foot board, caught the surfboards leash in its mouth and pulled Ms. Waldman off her board and into the water. She was…

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Huge Tiger Shark Caught in Australia

Huge Tiger Shark Caught in Australia

Three fisherman caught a huge tiger shark in Australia. The 1,379 pound tiger shark may be a new record and was caught on a 33 pound line. The tiger shark was caught off the country’s south-eastern coast and was weighed at Lake Macquarie. There is a huge debate as to whether the shark should have been caught or tagged and released. You can read the comments on the Offshore Fishing Facebook page. The photo was posted to the groups Facebook page on January 27, 2016. So what do you think?…

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