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Is shark legend 'Old Hitler' real or just a fish tale? October 07 2016, 1 Comment

It's a whale of a tale...about a shark. Legend has it Old Hitler is a giant hammerhead shark that's said to be over 20-feet long and around 2,000 pounds. Old Hitler stalked the Tampa Bay area in the mid-1970s and, some say, still does.  Watch Video.


3 bitten by shark over 3 hours in same area of Florida beach September 19 2016, 0 Comments

The attacks began Sunday morning when the Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue agency says a 43-year-old man was bitten on the lower leg or ankle while surfing. About a half hour later, a 36-year-old old man was bitten on the hands. Both men were hospitalized...   Read More


Shark-toothed power saw reveals most durable chompers August 12 2016, 0 Comments

In an experiment fit for a horror movie, researchers glued shark teeth to a power saw and ran them through hunks of raw salmon — all in the name of learning how these ferocious predators attack and devour their prey, a new study reports.  Read More-->


Greenland sharks live to be ridiculously old. August 11 2016, 0 Comments

In a study published Thursday in Science, Bushnell and his colleagues report that the species actually has the longest known lifespan of any vertebrate on the planet. While their dating methods have a wide margin of error, they estimate that the sharks may live for four centuries or more. Even their most conservative estimates for lifespan – around 272 years –puts the species well ahead of the current record of the bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus), which has an estimated longevity of 211 years. The Greenland shark may be surpassed only by a 507-year-old clam.  Read More.


Underwater bedroom lets you sleep with sharks August 09 2016, 0 Comments

The Aquarium de Paris has partnered with Airbnb to host an unusual sleepover.

Shark deaths spark reminder of best fishing practices July 29 2016, 0 Comments

The director of shark research at Mote Marine Laboratory doesn’t preach an anti-fishing message. He just wants anglers and beach-goers to know how to fish safely, which benefits sharks and humans.  Read more-->


Warren Sapp bit in arm by shark while lobstering July 27 2016, 0 Comments

Former Bucs defensive tackle Legend Warren Sapp, a regular on charter fishing trips in his retirement these days, was bitten in the arm by a shark while lobstering on a charter based out of Marathon in the Florida Keys.  Read More--->


Getting to the Bottom of Lake Michigan's Legendary 'Shark Attack' July 01 2016, 0 Comments

 

It’s the kind of “fact” that makes you blink and wonder if you read it correctly. The Global Shark Attack File, a listing of every documented shark attack in recent history, compiled by the non-profit Shark Research Institute,  The details are thin. The name of the victim: George Lawson. The species: bull shark. Lawson was bitten on the right leg. The bite was unprovoked and non-fatal.  Read Entire Story!