Tag Archives: Florida

Sharks are worth more alive than dead. A lot more.

Shark diving in the Bahamas. Photo: Dan Theurer/Flickr Creative Commons

WASHINGTON (USA)- Last year shark diving tourism generated over $221 million in revenue and fueled over 3,700 jobs in the southern state of Florida, according to an independent report, commissioned by Oceana. The report highlights the stark contrast between the value of sharks to Florida’s dive industry ($221 million) and the total U.S. shark fin export market ($1.03 million in 2015). In other […]

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Snorkel trip meets great white in Florida

Great white of Dunsbourogh beach. Photo: Twitter.

ISLAMORADA (USA)- Foreign exchange students who were exploring the underwater beauty of Florida at Alligator Reef were suddenly yelled out of the water when all of a sudden a 4 meter big great white came cruising by. Under water suddenly the barracudas ran away. Franco Sorvetto, one of the exchange program organizers, saw it then — a great white shark only 7 […]

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Video: Shark scares spring breakers out of water

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JACKSONVILLE BEACH (USA)- Spring breakers at Jacksonville Beach, Florida were scared out of the water by a bull shark that came just meters away from the beach. The shark was caught by a fisherman who was angling from the local pier. Bystanders are yelling the fisherman to let the shark go.   video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Tweet

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Hammerhead killed in fishing contest. Criticism grows.

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SINGER ISLAND (USA)- Florida’s Blacktip Challenge shark tournament is getting more and more criticism after a hammerhead shark was killed during its release back into the ocean Friday. The famous three day fishing tournament at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island already has been somewhat controversial and drew criticism from local beachgoers and lifeguards with safety concerns, according to CBS. Now […]

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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 […]

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Small shark goes after surfer

INDIAN HARBOUR (USA)- A 44-year old man was bitten by a a two-feet long shark while paddling offshore of Indian Harbour Beach. The man suffered a bite to his left hand and was seen bleeding as he made it back to shore. Brevard County Fire Rescue paramedics and Ocean Rescue lifeguards helped the man with the injury before he was […]

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