Nosy shark bites fishing boat

Great white. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons.

PANAMA CITY BEACH (USA)- Sportsfishermen had the surprise of their lives when a great white shark bit their boat. The skipper was out fishing for amberjacks on the Gulf of Mexico when he and two passengers in his 22-foot boat suddenly felt a thump. At first they thought they had hit something, but being on 96 feet of water that […]

Read more

Most sharks sink in freshwater

Bull shark. Photo: Flickr/Creative Commons-Daniel Kwok

STANFORD (USA)- Not many animals can change their habitat from saltwater to freshwater. There are many reasons for that. As for sharks this reason is quite obvious: they sink. But how about the bull shark? A new study was published last week in the Journal of Experimental Biology and confirms  this conclusion. 5 procent in freshwater Cartilaginous fish like sharks […]

Read more

Will Australia stop protecting hammerheads and threshers?

Diving with thresher sharks. Photo: Flickr/Creative Commons.

CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)- The Australian government is, according to The Guardian, submitting a “reservation” against three species of thresher shark and two species of hammerhead shark listed as protected migratory species under the UN-administered convention on the conservation of migratory species of wild animals. The five types of shark were among 31 species granted new protection status at a convention summit […]

Read more

Frilled shark caught in Australia

Frilled shark, filmed swimming in Japan.

LAKES ENTRANCE (AUSTRALIA)- It is not a shark which is often seen: the prehistoric looking frilled shark. Fishermen off southeastern Victoria, Australia caught one on their trawler near Lakes Entrance in the state’s Gippsland region. The frilled shark is hardly ever seen, regarded as a living fossil and has an ancestry which dates back 80 million years. According to the […]

Read more

Shark Tourism under discussion

15792678481_20db963741_o

STEWART ISLAND (NEW ZEALAND)- Is shark tourism, where great whites are lured to boats and diver cages, causing danger to beachgoers? The local residents of Stewart Island are fed up with shark dive operators and are calling for them to be barred from continuing the practice. Atracting great whites is causing danger for other professionals like paua divers, who collect these shells […]

Read more

5m Great White circles tiny fishingboat

Great white. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons.

NEWCASTLE (AUSTRALIA)- More shark news from the area of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Although some of the beaches have been reopened, sharks are still around. Two fishermen in a tinny got the scare of their lives when a 5 meter great white shark circled their boat and hit it with its tail. The shark circled the tinnie, swam underneath […]

Read more

Summer of sharks in New South Wales?

62903679_197fff713a_b

NEWCASTLE (AUSTRALIA)- The coastline of Australia’s New South Wales is living its ‘summer of sharks’ with the beaches of Newcastle being closed for the seventh day in a row after sharks continue to be close to the shore. A big great white shark of at least 5 meters keeps patrolling the beaches of Newcastle. A 22-year-old local surfer told The Newcastle Herald […]

Read more
1 2 3 48