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Tiger shark kills scuba diver

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COCOS ISLAND (Costa Rica)- The pristine waters of Cocos Island, 340 miles off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, saw their first ever shark attack when a 49-year old diver from the US was killed by a tiger shark this week. The woman, identified as a director at a New York City private equity firm, died after severe bites on both […]

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Ocearch concludes shark research in Northern Atlantic

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PARK CITY (USA)- Eleven sharks tagged by Ocearch.org have surfaced off the Atlantic coasts of the US states of South Carolina and Georgia in the past few days, sending their location information via satellite to the organization that tracks them. It’s a regular shark party!!! Great whites and tiger sharks Ocearch, a globally recognized nonprofit dedicated to the study and tracking of keystone marine […]

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Tiger sharks turn out to be long distance travellers

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FORT LAUDERDALE (USA)- In contrary of their image tiger sharks do make long journeys across oceans, so scientists of Nova Southeastern University discovered. Tiger sharks have always been thought to be a species that hugs the coastlines, and so it’s unusual to see the sharks switching between different environments. The research showed that tiger sharks travel over 4,500 miles between […]

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Another fatal attack at Reunion Island

Shark warning sign on beach at Reunion Island. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons/Simon Bonaventure.

REUNION ISLAND (FRANCE)- The French tropical island of Reunion is one of the hotspots for shark attacks. Last sunday a young surfer was killed. It is the 16th shark attack since 2011, and the 7th death. Authorities immediately put in place a “post-attack procedure” in a bid to capture the shark. Specialised boats were deployed in the area to try […]

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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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