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11

Mar

Great white sharks in … Ireland??The strange appearance of a huge shark washed up on a beach in Ireland has everyone wondering if the species is moving into the area.

Great white sharks in … Ireland??
The strange appearance of a huge shark washed up on a beach in Ireland has everyone wondering if the species is moving into the area.

02

Jan

Sharks tweet their presence at Western Australia beachesA new shark monitoring service lets beach goers in Western Australia, the area in the world with the greatest amount of yearly great white shark attacks, know in real time when sharks are close to the shoreline.
How does this happen? The sharks tweet their presence of course! Here’s how it works.

Sharks tweet their presence at Western Australia beaches
A new shark monitoring service lets beach goers in Western Australia, the area in the world with the greatest amount of yearly great white shark attacks, know in real time when sharks are close to the shoreline.

How does this happen? The sharks tweet their presence of course! Here’s how it works.

09

Aug

iPhone app allows users to follow roaming great white sharksThe Marine Conservation Science Institute launched an app this week that lets users track 12 of the predators as they roam around the Pacific Ocean.

iPhone app allows users to follow roaming great white sharks
The Marine Conservation Science Institute launched an app this week that lets users track 12 of the predators as they roam around the Pacific Ocean.

05

Aug

Freediving with a great white sharkWatch this amazing video of freediver Kimi Werner placidly swimming alongside a great white shark.

Freediving with a great white shark
Watch this amazing video of freediver Kimi Werner placidly swimming alongside a great white shark.

30

Jul

Great white mission: Largest shark-tagging expedition in U.S. sets sailScientists will take blood and tissue samples from each of the sharks they catch and tag to learn more about the animals’ health and diet.

Great white mission: Largest shark-tagging expedition in U.S. sets sail
Scientists will take blood and tissue samples from each of the sharks they catch and tag to learn more about the animals’ health and diet.

14

Mar

2,000-pound great white shark tagged, tracked
The great white, which is nicknamed ‘Lydia,’ is the first to be tagged and released in Florida waters.

2,000-pound great white shark tagged, tracked

The great white, which is nicknamed ‘Lydia,’ is the first to be tagged and released in Florida waters.

07

Feb


 California moves to protect great white sharks  



Regulators vote to consider listing California’s great white sharks as an endangered species, granting them temporary protection in the meantime.
Regulators vote to consider listing California’s great white sharks as an endangered species, granting them temporary protection in the meantime.

29

Aug

Australian surfer in bloody shark attackThe man was bitten on the abdomen and suffered severe injuries to his right arm while trying to fend off the great white shark. It is the sixth serious attack off Australia’s west coast in less than a year, with a fatality north of Perth last month — the fifth in less than 12 months — renewing debate about whether great whites should remain protected.

Australian surfer in bloody shark attack
The man was bitten on the abdomen and suffered severe injuries to his right arm while trying to fend off the great white shark. It is the sixth serious attack off Australia’s west coast in less than a year, with a fatality north of Perth last month — the fifth in less than 12 months — renewing debate about whether great whites should remain protected.

18

Oct

Man surfs on the back of a great white sharkOregon surfer Doug Niblack caught the wave of his life after finding himself standing on the back of a great white shark instead of his board.

Man surfs on the back of a great white shark
Oregon surfer Doug Niblack caught the wave of his life after finding himself standing on the back of a great white shark instead of his board.

07

May

Shark, not man, attacked great whiteNew video reveals that a famously injured shark was attacked by another shark, not a scientist.

Shark, not man, attacked great white
New video reveals that a famously injured shark was attacked by another shark, not a scientist.