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2012-08-25 23:03:38

Research Community Joins Local Residents in Support of Petition to Remove Ocearch from DMF Permit and Speak Out Against Invasive Methods Cape Cod, MA (PRWEB) August 25, 2012 Local residents were the first to openly object to the ℠Shark Wranglers´ coming to Cape Cod. Chris Fischer, of the reality TV show ℠Shark Wranglers´ and founder of Fischer Productions and Ocearch, has been given permission by a U.S. federal agency to work under MA biologist Dr. Greg Skomal´s...

2011-07-20 13:15:00

Scientists off South Africa's Cape were surprised as a half-ton great white shark jumped into their research boat with them, reports The Guardian. The marine researchers were caught off-guard as the 10-foot-long shark leapt into their boat, becoming trapped on deck for over an hour. The incident took place off Seal Island, near Mossel Bay, on South Africa's Cape coast. The crew used sardines to attract the sharks, which are known for bursting through the surface as they prey on seals....

2009-04-11 18:56:36

Chris Rolfe's goal in the 85th minute Saturday pulled Chicago into a 3-3 tie with San Jose and allowed the Fire to remain unbeaten in four games. In a seesaw contest, Chicago (2-0-2) came back three times from one-goal deficits before securing the tie. Marco Pappa and Brian McBride scored the other Fire goals. Ryan Johnson, Bobby Convey and Arturo Alvarez scored for the Earthquakes (1-1-2). San Jose opened the scoring with Johnson's goal in the 14th minute but Chicago got it back in the 41st...

2008-12-03 15:35:12

Marine biologist Enrico Gennari dangles one foot into the water as he calls out to a Great White shark circling his boat. "Come on, Come on, you can do it," he says, as a 10-foot Great White shark swims within inches of the bait before turning away. A BBC News report describes an outing with Mr. Gennari, in which he demonstrates his technique in measuring the biting strength of a Great White shark. Gennari had spent three hours hanging his "Bitemeter" in the water. However, the long metal rod...

2008-10-09 21:00:28

By O'RYAN JOHNSON Members of a tour group leaving Boston on a United Airlines flight for Los Angeles last night showed symptoms of food poisoning in mid-flight, prompting the pilot to divert to Chicago. Flight 167 left Boston about 6:30 p.m. and had served no food when passengers began complaining of feeling ill, said United spokesman Jeff Kovick. He said the Chicago Fire Department met the plane to treat the ill passengers. Kovics said 138 people were aboard the flight, which resumed...

2008-09-05 18:00:19

By O'RYAN JOHNSON The Boston Public Health Commission is proposing an attack on tobacco that includes banning the sale of cigarettes at drugstores and on campuses, snuffing out smoking on patios and loading docks, and eventually putting an end to puffing in hookah bars and cigar shops. The measure has many steps left before it is approved, but it passed unanimously at the commission's meeting yesterday. The public now has 60 days to weigh in, by calling, e-mailing or writing the board....

2008-07-14 21:00:08

By O'RYAN JOHNSON The waters off Martha's Vineyard felt a little safer yesterday and Edgartown Harbor Master Charlie Blair said the island's beaches were packed - meaning the latest chapter of Massachusetts shark mania seems to have abated. "I would say things are returning to normal," he said. "There's been nothing, no reports. We had a quiet day." Compare that to the previous couple of days, when Blair's cell phone got calls from news organizations across the country after a lifeguard...

2008-07-11 18:00:06

By O'RYAN JOHNSON A Martha's Vineyard harbor master raised the alarming prospect of "Jaws returning" after a large shark was spotted cutting through the waves just 70 yards off South Beach yesterday. An eagle-eyed lifeguard spotted the menacing fin off the Edgartown strand and ordered everyone out of the water yesterday morning, moments before a sightseeing plane overhead spotted the monster gliding just below the surface. "This is a large shark," said Edgartown Harbor Master Charles...

2008-07-11 18:00:02

By O'RYAN JOHNSON LAWRENCE - The remains of captured U.S. Army Sgt. Alex Jimenez and those of a comrade were positively identified yesterday, marking the end of a grueling 14-month ordeal for the Lawrence soldier's family both here and in New York. Jimenez was assigned to the hard-charging 10th Mountain Division that was operating inside Iraq hot spots when the battalion was ambushed by insurgents in May 2007. Five men were killed and three captured. "He always had the hope that he would...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.