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How a huge school of sharks 'flips the food pyramid'

BBC News - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Ecologists have discovered a food web beneath the waves of French Polynesia that is both unusual and spectacular. A small channel hosts up to 700 sharks - far more than it can support based on the number of fish living there. The predators survive by ...
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Basking sharks in 'good numbers' around Coll and Tiree

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Mull-based Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) had earlier said that it had received lower than usual reports of sightings of the sharks. Basking Shark Scotland said it has had more than 50 sightings of basking sharks in the past few weeks and 200 ...

Monster tiger sharks savage whale carcass in three-day feeding frenzy

Daily Star - ‎5 hours ago‎
In the clip, a school of tiger sharks can be seen swarming the whale blubber in a feeding frenzy. The beasts scrap with each other to get the best piece.

You Can't Make a Living Wrestling Sharks. But This Guy Is Going to Try.

Esquire.com - ‎17 hours ago‎
Elliot Sudal caught a few sharks from the shoreline this morning. Got them on the line, reeled them in, pulled them onto the sand, affixed a tag to their backs.
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Shark Attacks Shark in Dramatic Video

National Geographic - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
The attack went on for several minutes, until the tiger shark "grabbed the hammerhead around its head, broke the line, and then dragged him straight down," says Ryan Willsea, who made the video with his brother Aaron, and whose line caught the ...
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Former NFL star Warren Sapp bitten by shark while lobstering in Florida Keys

The Independent - ‎22 hours ago‎
This is what happens when a four-foot shark runs into a three-hundred pound former NFL athlete. Warren Sapp, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle, ended up with a deep gouge in his arm after being bitten while lobstering in the Florida Keys.

'Few sightings' of basking sharks off Scotland

BBC News - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Sightings of basking sharks, the world's second largest fish, have fallen this year, according to the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust.

Spawning Grouper Main Meal for Huge Shark Population

Seeker - ‎4 hours ago‎
Fish that typically live in the pass don't represent enough food for so many sharks, the researchers said. But, through study they found that it was the grouper populations passing through that helped balance out the resident predators' needs.
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TJ Ioane: Samoan flanker signs new three-year deal at Sale Sharks

BBC News - ‎8 hours ago‎
The 27-year-old Samoa international joined Sale in January 2015 and has gone on to score six tries in 24 games. Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond said: "TJ has been a revelation since he joined us.

Top defence coach leaves the Sharks

Times LIVE - ‎13 hours ago‎
“My thanks are also extended to [CEO] John Smit for always having an open-door policy and assisting me‚ The Sharks staff for being unbelievable‚ but most of all I would like to thank the players for their tireless work ethic and for accepting my methods.
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Sharks' Maloney to join rare NRL club

NRL.COM - ‎10 hours ago‎
After helping the Sydney Roosters become the first club to claim a minor premiership hat-trick, Maloney's move to the Sharks has coincided with their push towards a maiden NRL title. And with just six rounds remaining, the current ladder leaders are on ...

The Beauty and Terror of Fishing for Monster Sharks

VICE - ‎19 hours ago‎
For the past two summers, I traveled to Newport, Rhode Island, alongside hundreds of East Coast fishermen to the Monster Shark Tournament. The tournament moved to Newport in 2014 from its original location in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, on Martha's ...

Are South Africa's great white sharks really 'dying out'?

Earth Touch - ‎17 hours ago‎
A recently published study of great white shark populations in South Africa has sparked widespread reports that the country's iconic ocean predators are "on the brink of dying out".

Hammerhead sharks roll over and swim sideways to save energy

New Scientist - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
They're sideways swimmers. Hammerhead sharks spend much of their time tilted to one side in what looks an awkward swimming posture, a tagging study has revealed.

FL officials blame shark death spike on fishermen

WFLA - ‎1 hour ago‎
SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - Scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory are concerned about dead great hammerhead sharks that are washing ashore.

Energy efficient hammerhead sharks swim sideways to cut down on drag

Gizmag - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
The dorsal and wing-like pectorial fins play a part in helping sharks turn, control vertical position and move steadily through the water.

Surfers driven from sea by sharks

Gold Coast Bulletin - ‎10 hours ago‎
Meanwhile, Main Beach at Evans Head has been closed until further notice after persistent detections of two large great white sharks by the NSW Department of Primary Industry's buoy since Sunday. Evans Head shark attack victim Craig Ison at the beach a ...
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Researchers report seeing more sharks on the East Coast

CBS News - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Shark sightings have prompted authorities to temporarily close popular beaches in New England, New York and elsewhere this month.

Shark attacks along Texas coast

KENS5.com - ‎15 hours ago‎
Every year hundreds of thousands flock to Texas beaches to enjoy the sun and ocean, but do you know what could be lurking in the water next to you?
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13-year-old reels in shark in Long Beach Island, New Jersey

WABC-TV - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
It is not considered unusual to catch sharks in the area, but it is rare to catch one this big. After they snapped some pictures, they set the shark free back into the ocean. The Mandile family credo is 'catch and release', so that's what they did. The ...
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