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2010-06-28 09:34:00

NEW YORK, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gaiam, Inc., a leading producer of lifestyle media, announced today the release of the most anticipated hit title of the year - Discovery Channel's Shark Week: Jaws of Steel Collection. Available on DVD and high-def Blu-ray Disc, this special compilation of never-before-released programs premiered on Discovery as a part of the highly anticipated and highly rated Shark Week event, which has been captivating fans for more than 20 years. Shark...

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2010-05-27 06:10:00

Shark attacks are most likely to occur on Sunday, in less than 6 feet of water, during a new moon and involve surfers wearing black and white bathing suits, a first of its kind study from the University of Florida suggests. Researchers analyzed statistics from shark attacks that occurred in Florida's Volusia County, dubbed the "Shark Attack Capital of the World," between 1956 and 2008. They also spent a year observing people between Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach, said George Burgess,...

2009-09-08 07:37:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Experience an astonishing up-close encounter with the lions and tigers of the ocean when "Sharks" comes to the giant screen of the Dr. Phillips CineDome at the Orlando Science Center. Come face-to-face with a multitude of shark species, including the Great White, Hammerhead, and Whale shark. The film premieres during an ocean-themed Cocktails & Cosmos social event on Saturday, September 19, 2009, and daily public viewings continue through Spring...

2009-09-04 22:48:40

Shark attacks worldwide are rare, with only 40 reported so far in 2009, a Texas A&M University at Galveston marine biologist said. The reason you hear so much about a shark attack when it occurs is the 'fear factor,' Andre Landry said. When you're in the water, you never really know what is lurking under you or near you. He said common sense should prevent any worries about shark attacks. Sharks don't go after humans, they only attack humans when they are mistaken for a food source or are...

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2009-09-04 11:45:33

People have a greater chance of dying from a bee sting or eating peanuts than they do from being attacked by a shark, a Texas scientist said. When you consider all of the millions of people in the water all over the world at any given moment, the number of shark attacks is really extremely minute, said Andre Landry, a marine biologist at Texas A&M University. So far this year, just 40 shark attacks have been reported worldwide with no fatalities, Landry said in a release Friday. Sharks...

2009-07-31 06:30:00

SILVER SPRING, Md. and SAN DIEGO, July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To celebrate the 22nd year of SHARK WEEK, Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is collaborating with FLO TV Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), to bring Discovery Channel's SHARK WEEK to its award-winning FLO TV((TM)) live mobile TV service. FLO TV's dedicated SHARK WEEK channel is a mobile destination for cable's longest running programming event, featuring...

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2009-07-19 11:50:00

Despite the fact that they have experienced everyone's worst nightmare of being attacked by a shark, former surfers and vacationers -- some even missing limbs -- went to Washington seeking amnesty for their attackers. "I'm here to lobby for the bill to save the sharks, I lost my arm. It's a very powerful statement," Al Brenneca, a 52-year-old who was attacked by a shark in 1976 in Florida, told AFP. Brenneca descended on Capitol Hill alongside a group of eight other shark-attack survivors...

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2009-02-24 13:15:00

Australian surgeons were able to successfully use leeches to help reattach the severed hand of an Australian surfer mauled by a great white shark on Sydney's Bondi Beach, the AFP reported. Doctors are calling the operation a "minor miracle." The 33 year-old surfer, Glenn Orgias, nearly lost his hand after sustaining an attack by an 8.2-foot great white in the surf off Bondi earlier this month. It was the second shark attack in Sydney in February. The man's hand was hanging by a 1-inch...

2009-02-20 09:50:01

The recession may be responsible for a slump of a different sort: an unexpected dive in shark attacks, says a University of Florida researcher.Shark attacks worldwide in 2008 dipped to their lowest level in five years, a sign that Americans may be forgoing vacation trips to the beach, said George Burgess, ichthyologist and director of the International Shark Attack File, which is housed at UF.According to the latest statistics released today, the total number of shark attacks declined from 71...

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2009-01-12 10:05:00

An Australian snorkeler who punched a shark that attacked him south of Sydney was in stable condition Monday, doctors said. Steve Fogarty, 24, had his lower leg ripped in a midmorning Monday attack off the south coast of New South Wales by what is believed to have been a bull shark, officials said. The country's beaches are on high alert and several stretches of coast have been closed after a spate of savage shark attacks and many other shark sightings. Fogarty punched this brown shadow and...