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2008-01-03 09:21:53

Whale sharks, which grow to weigh as much as t

2007-04-20 18:00:10

DESTIN, Fla. - A 1,063-pound mako shark hooked close to shore in the Gulf of Mexico is being investigated as a possible world fishing record. The Sea Ya Later II was cobia fishing when its crew spotted the 12-foot 6-inch shark Wednesday afternoon between Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach.

2007-04-20 15:00:20

By Jill Nolin, Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach Apr. 20--DESTIN -- A Gulf Breeze fishing crew interrupted the dinner of a Mako shark that was feasting on a school of dolphins Wednesday. And the capture of the feisty 1,063-pound shark may earn the crew a world fishing record.

2006-11-29 15:01:20

By Jeremy Manier, Chicago Tribune Nov. 29--A fearsome mega-predator of the ancient seas had the most powerful jaws of any fish that ever lived, according to a new study that makes even the biggest great white shark seem like a slack-jawed weakling.

2006-11-28 21:00:17

CHICAGO _ A fearsome mega-predator of the ancient seas had the most powerful jaws of any fish that ever lived, according to a new study that makes even the biggest great white shark seem like a slack-jawed weakling.

2006-08-14 03:04:40

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African lifeguard had his foot bitten "clean off" when a shark attacked him during a training exercise off a beach near Cape Town, officials said.

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.

2006-02-06 02:11:57

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Swimmers in an ocean race off Sydney faced their worst nightmare when a 10-foot shark was spotted heading straight for them, forcing race officials to quickly pluck competitors from the water.

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2005-10-06 18:55:00

A great white shark named Nicole logged more than 12,000 miles swimming from Africa to Australia and back, the first proof of a link between the two continents' shark populations, researchers say. Tracking a shark from Africa to Australia is one of the most significant discoveries about white shark ecology and suggests we might have to rewrite the life history of this powerful fish.

2005-10-06 17:18:59

Electronic tags broadcasting from the dorsal fins of salmon sharks reveal that these top predators migrate from the glacial waters of Alaska to the warm seas off Hawaii, according to a new study in the journal Science. The salmon shark's ability to survive such a broad range of thermal conditions is attributed to high levels of specialized proteins that keep its heart muscle cells beating at very low temperatures, say the study's authors.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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