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Famous sea-otter killed by shark

SUNSET STATE BEACH (USA)- A California sea otter killed by a great white shark. That’s hardly news. But this sea otter wasn’t your usual one. She was very famous. They called her Olive the Oiled Otter and she was a symbol for oil pollution and the value of washing and rehabilitating oiled wildlife. Shark bites are currently the leading cause of […]

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More large sharks off North-Carolina coast

BUXTON (USA)- The waters of the Pamlico Sound are home to more large and potentially dangerous sharks than before, according to research. The waters are possible a new nursing area for bull sharks. A rise in water temperatures and a thriving habitat with plenty to eat may be persuading bull shark mothers to give birth in the sound west of […]

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Why do tiger sharks eat songbirds?

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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Hammerhead killed in fishing contest. Criticism grows.

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

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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