Video: Six-year-old bitten by shark at shark attraction

A 6-year-old girl was bitten by a shark while visiting a shark tank in China.   The girl, identified as Xiao Li, was visiting a mall with her grandmother in the city of Guiyang on July 24. The two decided to view the shopping center’s open-air shark aquarium. According to Xiao Li’s grandmother the shark leapt up and bit the girl’s hand. However, representatives from the mall said surveillance footage shows (graphic link) the girl was playing in the water before she was bitten. Xiao Li had nine puncture wounds…

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A Sad Day For Whale Sharks

It is a sad day for whale sharks across the globe. We start off with a whale shark that was killed when it was hit by a ship in Jayapura waters off Papua, Indonesia. The 13 foot (4m) shark was hit by the ship this morning. The captain apparently could not avoid hitting the shark and it appears to have succumbed to it’s injuries fairly quickly. Local authorities worked with the ship’s captain to dispose of the sharks body in deep water. The police chief said that there have been…

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Two Detained in Death of Whale Shark

Two men have been detained in the death of whale shark in China. Photographs of the dead whale shark were posted on social media last Saturday. The shark was being hoisted by a crane reportedly at the Beihai market south of the Guangxi province. Many Chinese citizens were outraged as just two days before, photos were posted of a live whale shark on China’s Twitter like platform Sina Weibo. The photographs were taken by oil rig workers near Weizhou Island. The shark had been called an “old friend” by some…

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1,102lb Great White Shark Caught in China

A 1,202 pound (500kg) great white shark has been caught in China. The 13 foot (4m) shark had apparently become entangled in a fishermen’s net sometime last week. Wang Xianjin told NetEase reports He did not know the shark was in his nets as it was pulled into the boat during rough weather conditions around midnight. After the shark was brought on board it thrashed around tearing the net before expiring on deck. Mr. Xianjin had taken the shark to the local fish market looking for a friend to help…

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