Tag Archives: Indian Ocean

Eel swallows whole shark

PERTH (AUSTRALIA)- We’ve seen orcas and crocs attacking and eating big sharks but never could anyone think that a moray eel could pose a real threat to sharks. This video shows otherwise.  Divers spotted this giant moray eel snagging a small white-tipped shark for breakfast.The eel manages to swallow the shark whole, using its giant hinged jaw to gulp the […]

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Great white found in Indonesia

DOMPU (INDONESIA)- The first even great white shark has been recorded in Indonesian waters. A six metre adult male of the white shark Carcharodon carcharias was caught by demersal longliners operating off Dompu. The specimen was landed and sold at Tanjung Luar landing site in eastern Lombok. This is the first confirmed record of the species in Indonesian waters. Read more at […]

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Docu shows terror of Shark Cull

PERTH (AUSTRALIA)- Anti-poaching organisation Sea Shepherd has produced a documentary to expose the terrible reality of the so-called Shark Cull, the bait-and-kill shark measure of the West-Australian government to protect its beaches. The film is called Apex Harmony “The Shark Cull” and features confronting underwater footage of bullet-riddled sharks on the ocean floor. It also identifies a fisherman paid $600,000 last summer to patrol drum lines […]

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Fishermen free young whale shark

KHOBAR CREEK (PAKISTAN)- Pakistani fishermen who caught a juvenile whale shark have successfully released it without any injury in the offshore waters of the country. They struggled for an hour to safely release the shark The coast of Pakistan is considered to be an important breeding and basking ground for whale sharks. Neonates, juveniles and sub-adults are commonly found in […]

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Another shark attack in Reunion

REUNION (FRANCE)- The tropical isle of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is turning out a real hot spot for shark attacks. Yesterday a 24-year old surfer got his leg bitten off by a shark. The man is in the hospital, fighting for his life. Earlier this year two people died from shark attacks. The incident saturday happened at no more than […]

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New shark species found

JAKARTA (INDONESIA)- A new species of ‘walking shark’ has been discovered in the waters around the Maluku Islands, Indonesia. It has been described in the journal Aqua and given the name epaulette (long-tailed carpet) shark, or Hemiscyllium halmahera.  It was actually photographed for the first time in 2008. Two other specimens were caught by scientists from the Western Australian Museum and Conservation International in Indonesia’s […]

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Suit makes people ‘invisible’

PERTH (AUSTRALIA)- A company called Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS) and the University of Western Australia scientists together have been working to protect swimmers, surfers and divers from getting attacked on with a line of shark-deterring wet suits. Colorblind One version, “Elude,” camouflages the wearer in the water, based on the recent discovery that sharks seem to be color blind. The other, […]

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