California video shows sharks being finned alive and beaten with bats

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Graphic undercover video just released shows sharks being fined alive and beaten with bats by fisherman off California. The footage was filmed by an undercover animal activist who posed as a videographer and smuggled hidden video equipment onto commercial fishing vessels.  The unidentified activist was aboard two boats, the Albatro and the Margert O, between December 2016 and December 2017. “I convinced them to let me on and openly film a lot of the routine fishing work that they did, and whenever there was a violation they would tell me…

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Second great white shark sighted off Florida coast

A second great white shark has been spotted off the Florida coast. Kyle Morningstar and his friend Ian Smith captured the encounter March 24, while fishing near Daytona Beach. Around 2:30 p.m. Morningstar, who was located about 40 miles off the coast of Ponce Inlet, started pulling up his boat’s anchor. That’s when he saw remora fish swimming toward a “great, gray blob.” When the blob surfaced, he realized it was a great white shark. “I was just in shock,” he told the Daytona News- Journal. “When it circled a…

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Sharks clean up dead whale off Georgia Florida coast

Sharks clean up dead whale off Georgia Florida coast

Video shared by wildlife biologists from Georgia Wildlife shows sharks scavenging a dead whale located off the coast of Georgia and Florida. The one-year old humpback whale was first spotted off the coast of Massachusetts last summer when it became entangled in fishing net. It had also been seen several times over the winter in the south, and observers noted it appeared to be in a sickly state. The below-average sized whale was photographed swimming on February 20, and was found dead on February 24 off Cumberland, Georgia. Biologist from…

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Video: 14-foot great white shark filmed off Florida

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A group of four fisherman offshore near Amelia Island, Florida were startled when a 14-foot great white shark showed up next to their boat. Captain Tony Peeples’ boat was around 6-miles north of the jetties off the coast of Fernandina Beach when the great white approached March 10. Peeples said he was leaning over the rails of his 25-foot Carolina skiff when one of the anglers on board said he hooked a shark. “I just got through bending over on that side of the boat releasing a fish,” Peeples told…

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Three charged in shark dragging death video

Three men have been charged by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Hillsborough County State Attorney after dragging a shark behind their boat. Michael Wenzel, Robert Lee Benac and Spencer Heintz have each been charged with two felony counts of Aggravated Animal Cruelty, a third-degree felony. Wenzel and Benac were each charged with one misdemeanor count of Illegal Method of Take – Shark, a second-degree misdemeanor. The three men filmed themselves as they pulled what appeared to be a live shark at high speed behind their…

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Video: Great white shark surprises diver; is it real?

Video has surfaced that appears to show the moment a scuba diver is bumped by a great white shark. The footage shows a diver, using an umbilical breathing hose instead of traditional SCUBA gear, swimming along the bottom of the ocean and filmed from behind. As the unidentified diver turns to look to his left, a large great white shark appears over his right shoulder and swims directly toward the diver’s head. The shark opens its mouth, brushes against the diver’s head and swims away. At first contact, the man…

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Watch: Inside view of a bull shark’s mouth after it steals camera

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Raymond Pascoe had his GoPro camera for 5 days when he stuck it in the water off in North Queensland, Australia. He and his partner were enjoying the day, taking a break from fishing, to hand-feed gentle lemon sharks in the crystal-clear water. Pascoe slid his camera below the surface to catch all the underwater action. Eventually, the video shows the lemon sharks swim away as a group of bull sharks come into view. One bull shark thinks the camera might be food, then approaches and takes a bite. The…

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