Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Shark Bytes: May 22, 2013

Divers brush with a giant tiger shark during feeding frenzy
Coffs Coast Advocate
IT'S a sight that's said to test the fear factor of even the most hardened diver. A one-tonne shadow from the deep muscling in on a shark feeding frenzy. A group of Coffs Coast divers had an amazing brush with just that - a monster tiger shark. It was ...

 'Soul surfer' Hamilton inspires New Smyrna high school students
Daytona Beach News-Journal
... Smyrna Beach Mayor Adam Barringer, and officials with the Southeast Volusia Advertising Authority presented Hamilton with a donation to her charitable organization, Friends of Bethany Hamilton, which supports shark attack survivors and other amputees.

 Gulf's sharks may get law on their side
Beaumont Enterprise
Enterprise file photo Photo: Pete Churton A bonnethead shark, the smallest of the ten hammerhead shark species, cruises by a boat with an eye on the anglers ...

 Shark Nets: South Africa's Solution to Protecting Both Swimmers and Sharks
Trialled around the town of Fish Hoek, where a swimmer was seriously injured during a shark attack in 2011, the new nets are similar to those used in Hong Kong and the Seychelles, but will be removed at night. Extending from the water's surface to the ...

 Stranded 'white shark' in Venice actually a salmon shark
Pete Thomas Outdoor
Salmonshark2. A YoVenice blogger on Saturday posted two photographs showing what he identified as a baby great white shark, which he helped rescue after the shark had stranded itself on the shore in Venice, Calif. However, shark expert Chris Lowe says ...

Ban on shark 'finning' stifled in Texas Senate
Ban on shark 'finning' stifled in Texas Senate. Ban on shark 'finning' stifled in Texas Senate. Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS. In this undated photo provided by the University of California, Davis, the dorsal fin of a great white shark is seen near San ..

Huge Great White Shark Moves From Florida To Georgia Waters
Brevard Times
The 16-foot great white shark, named Mary Lee by Ocearch researchers after being tagged off Cape Cod last September, was steadily making her way back towards the Jacksonville, Florida coast last week before making a sharp turn north toward Georgia ...

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