Tag Archives: Gulf of Mexico

Why do tiger sharks eat songbirds?

Tiger shark at Tiger Beach, Bahamas. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons/Willy Volk.

MOBILE (USA)- Woodpeckers, tanagers, wrens and doves. Tiger sharks in the Gulf of Mexico are known to find and eat backyard songbirds that have no business being in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. How is that possible? Researcher Marcus Drymon a senior marine scientist at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and associate professor at the University of South […]

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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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Sharing the water with a shark

DESTIN (USA) – Two bathers at the Floridan beach of Destin didn’t realize they were really close to a big hammerhead shark until some guys from the balcony shouted at them. The shark had no interest at all in the humans and was chasing after a fish. Sharing the waters with sharks doesn’t automatically mean we’re in danger….. Tweet

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Homeless feed on shark

SAN ANTONIO (USA)- What do you do with a shark caught? Release it into the wild of course. But not everyone cares so much for living creatures. A San Antonio angler got stuck with a 800 pounds tiger shark. And decided to give its meat to the homeless. It’s better than leaving it dead in the ocean, but still it […]

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Goblin shark becomes internet hit

KEY WEST (USA)- One of the most remarkable sharks is making the rounds on internet: the goblin shark. Caught in the nets of commercial fisherman Carl Moore, just south of Key West (Florida), who had no idea what that thing was in his nets. It is named by many as a real ugly beast, but most scientists are thrilled by […]

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Great white in Gulf of Mexico

Great white in Gulf of Mexico

  SANIBEL ISLAND (USA)- A group of divers ran into an unexpected meet with a great white shark while diving in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, about 80 miles of the coast of Sanibel Island, Florida.    It is known that great whites venture into the warm waters of the Gulf, but how often is still unknown. Ocearch […]

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