Video: Shark bites New Zealand spearfisherman

Video: Shark bites New Zealand spearfisherman

In a case of mistaken identity, a spearfisherman who was being bitten by a shark managed to catch the encounter on video. Anton Oleinik was spearing off Omaha’s Ti Point, north of Aukland, when he shot a kingfish Dec. 9. As the 50-year-old Russian-born man pulled the kingfish he’d just speared, an 8-foot (2.5m) bronze whaler shark arrived. “The rope wrapped around me. I was trying to untangle it when I popped my head above the water to take a breath,” Oleinik told the Herald. “All of a sudden I…

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Naked man dives into to Ripley’s Aquarium shark tank

Visitors to Ripley’s Aquarium in Canada had an exceptionally unusual view when a naked man dove into the shark tank. For reasons unknown, David Weaver of Nelson, B.C., stripped off his clothes and dove into the 2.9-million-liter shark tank from an observation platform Oct. 12. Visitors in the lower section of the exhibit were shocked by the unexpected full view of Weaver as he performed a breast stroke around the tank. After swimming for a few moments, he held onto a fake rock on the side of the exhibit as…

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Video Bahamas shark encounter goes wrong when nurse shark bites child

Video Bahamas shark encounter goes wrong when nurse shark bites child

A nurse shark bit a child during a shark encounter in the Bahamas. Christine Jones and her family were on vacation when they read about an opportunity for a nurse shark encounter. The event was presented as a way to interact with “friendly, docile” sharks that could be touched. “We got in at our own risk, but we weren’t educated on the risk of what we were doing.  We were told that they might suck on you [nurse sharks use suction to pull food into their mouths]. The shark might…

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Brothers Islands, Egypt shark attack videographer sets the record straight

Brothers Islands Egypt shark attack videographer sets the record straight

A recent video of a shark attack filmed at Brothers Island, Egypt has gone viral in the dive community. Dan White, who filmed the incident, never intended for the video to be released. (The linked video is an edited copy. Mr. White’s YouTube channel was suspended after he filed multiple copyright infringements with the company. The article will be updated once Mr. White decides how to proceed.) The advanced open water diver shared the video with his dive guide but the clip eventually made its way onto Facebook. White was…

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California video shows sharks being finned alive and beaten with bats

finned threshers shark in California

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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