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2006-09-14 22:30:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - A South African shark-spotting program to warn surfers and swimmers about the approach of great whites is to be expanded, environmentalists said Thursday, though they added the sharks have more to fear than humans. In the only program of its kind in the world, South Africans are being trained as "spotters" who scour the ocean near popular beaches to sound the alert if they see one of the mighty predators. Many of those recruited are disadvantaged or homeless....

2006-02-13 14:47:21

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - Shark attacks dropped in 2005 because people are fighting back more often when threatened and the ranks of ocean predators are thinning, a University of Florida report said on Monday. Worldwide there were 58 shark attacks in 2005, down from 65 a year earlier, and fatalities fell to four from seven, said George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File housed at the university's Florida Museum of Natural History. Attacks have been on...

2006-02-13 14:50:00

By Jane Sutton MIAMI -- Shark attacks dropped in 2005 because people are fighting back more often when threatened and the ranks of ocean predators are thinning, a University of Florida report said on Monday. Worldwide there were 58 shark attacks in 2005, down from 65 a year earlier, and fatalities fell to four from seven, said George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File housed at the university's Florida Museum of Natural History. Attacks have been on the decline for five...

2006-01-17 23:05:00

MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaragua banned freshwater fishing of bull sharks and sawfish on Tuesday because of alarming population declines, and said it wants neighboring Costa Rica to impose a similar prohibition. Overfishing in the San Juan River that forms much of the border with Costa Rica has reduced the number of both marine animals to dangerously low levels, Nicaraguan agriculture officials said. The Nicaraguan ban on harvesting of the two types of fish, which can survive in both salt and...

2006-01-07 23:40:24

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Up to three sharks may have attacked a woman who has died in hospital in northern Australia after suffering horrific injuries in a mauling off a popular tourist beach, police said on Sunday. Sarah Kate Whiley, 21, from the northern city of Brisbane, was attacked on Saturday while swimming at Amity Point, on North Stradbroke Island in Queensland state. Whiley lost both arms up to the elbow and suffered wounds to the legs and torso. "It is believed, given the...

2005-09-17 21:18:03

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - In a life-and-death struggle, Australian surfer Jake Heron punched the great white shark as it bit his arm and thigh, turning the ocean into a bloody cauldron. Miraculously, Heron, 40, lived to tell the tale. Very few people survive an attack by a great white, which can grow to 20 feet, weigh 2.5 tonnes, and with enough power in its jaws to lift a car. Two weeks earlier, marine biologist Jarrod Stehbens, 23, also fought a great white as it pulled...

2005-08-24 10:15:31

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Emergency crews were set to resume their search at first light on Thursday for a diver taken by a shark in the sea off Australia's rugged southern coast. The man was one of two university researchers who had been diving off a boat to collect cuttlefish eggs about 2 km (1.2 miles) off Glenelg, near the South Australian state capital, Adelaide, when the shark struck. Colleagues hauled the second man back onto the boat but the shark used its snout to push the first...

2005-07-01 19:38:12

MIAMI (Reuters) - A 19-year-old Austrian tourist wasattacked by a shark along Florida's Gulf Coast on Friday, thethird victim in less than a week of the ferocious predatorsthat roam the waters around the Florida peninsula. Armin Trojer from Baden, Austria, was bitten on the rightankle by the shark while swimming in chest-deep waters off BocaGrande, 140 miles northwest of Miami, said Lee County Sheriff'sDeputy Angelo Vaughn. Vaughn said the extent of Trojer's injuries was not clearbut "it's...

2005-06-28 02:01:37

MIAMI (Reuters) - A 16-year-old boy fishing in waist-deepwater off Florida's panhandle was bitten by a shark on Monday,the second shark attack along Florida's Gulf coast in threedays, officials said. Craig Hutto, 16, of Lebanon, Tennessee, was rushed byrescue helicopter to a hospital in Panama City, where he wasinitially in critical condition, officials said. Doctorsamputated his right leg, according to media reports. "The patient has been stabilized. He's no longer critical,"said Christa...


Latest Bull shark Reference Libraries

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2007-03-13 10:23:08

The Dusky shark, Carcharhinus obscurus, is one of the larger species of shark, reaching 771.62 lb (350 kg). The Dusky shark is also known as the Black whaler and Dusky whaler. Less frequently used names include Bay-shark, Brown dusky shark, Brown shark, Common whaler, and Dusky ground shark. Physical description The dusky shark has a long streamlined body that is brown or gray above and white below. On the side of the body a stripe can be seen from the pelvic fins to the head. They can...

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2007-03-13 10:06:17

The Bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, also known as the Bull whaler, Zambezi River shark or colloquially Zambi, is common worldwide in warm, shallow waters along coasts and well-known for its unpredictable, often aggressive behavior. They have a tolerance for fresh water that is unique among marine sharks, and can travel far up rivers, posing a threat to those who venture into the water. As a result they are probably responsible for the majority of attacks on humans that take place near the...

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2007-03-12 22:40:00

The tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, one of the largest sharks, is the only member of the genus Galeocerdo. Mature sharks average 10 to 14 ft (3.25 to 4.25 m) and weigh 850 to 1400 lb (385 to 635 kg). It is found in many of the tropical and temperate regions of the world's oceans, and is especially common around islands in the central Pacific. This shark is a solitary hunter, usually hunting at night. Its name is derived from the dark stripes down its body, which fade as the shark matures....

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