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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.
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.
Sandbar, dusky and tiger sharks are among dozens of shark species living in the coastal waters off the U.S. East Coast
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CHESAPEAKE, Va., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications, Discovery Channel and the Virginia Aquarium are bringing SHARK WEEK to Hampton Roads from August 2 through 7, by inviting Aquarium guests to see a variety of shark species up close and learn about the importance of these incredible animals.
Police in Miami said someone dumped a 6-foot-long nurse shark, a protected species, in the middle of a road. Authorities said they first received a call about the shark in the city's Overtown neighborhood at about 9 p.m.
A surprising and odd source is being tapped in order to provide biofuel for Inuits.
Despite the fact that they have experienced everyoneâ€™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.
WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, nine shark "attack" victims from around the nation were brought to Washington, D.C. by the Pew Environment Group to promote the Shark Conservation Act of 2009 (S. 850/H.R. 81), legislation which would strengthen the ban on shark finning in U.S.
A study by five university researchersâ€”including four from the University of Hawai'i at MÄnoaâ€”concludes that existing shark cage diving enterprises in Hawai'i have a negligible effect on public safety.
The Grey Bamboo Shark (Chiloscylium griseum) is a species of carpet shark belonging to the family Hemiscylliidae that can be found in the Indo-West Pacific Oceans from the Arabian Sea to Pakistan, India, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Japan, the Philippines, and Papua New Guinea, between latitudes 34 degrees North and 10 degrees South, and longitude 60 degrees East and 150 degrees East. It achieves a length of up to 74 centimeters. The adults are brown in color and have no other coloration....
The Brownbanded Bamboo Shark (Chiloscyllium punctatum) is a bamboo shark belonging to the family Hemiscylliidae found in the Indo-West Pacific from Japan to northern Australia, between latitudes 34 degrees north and 26 degrees south, to depths of 279 feet. It achieves a length of 41 inches. While the adults are overall brownish with faint suggestions of bands, the commonly seen juveniles are distinctly barred dark and pale. This shark is classified as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List....
The slender bamboo shark is a bottom dweller found in shallow coastal waters where the ocean floor is sandy or muddy--around bays, inlets, and coral reefs. Found mainly in the Indo-West Pacific waters from the Arabian Sea to India; also in Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Philippines, and Solomon Islands. It is occasionally found in freshwater of the Perak River of Malaysia. The body of this species is brownish in color covered with dark splotches above and cream colored underneath. The mouth...
This harmless shark is native to the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Indonesia, it is also found in coastal waters from Japan to India. It lives on the ocean floor in shallow areas around coral reefs, hiding during the day and feeding at night. In Taiwan and Madagascar the whitespotted bamboo shark is used for food. Occasionally this species is kept in home aquariums as pets. The young whitespotted bamboo shark will have a black body covered with white and light blue spots and dark vertical...
The Barbeled houndshark (Leptocharias smithii) is a species of bottom dwelling shark and sole member of the Leptochariidae family. It is a fish found in the Atlantic Ocean, inhabiting coastal waters of Africa from Mauritania to Angola and found at depths up to 246 feet. It is occasionally found as far north as the Mediterranean Sea. Its habitat is typically muddy water around river mouths. This fish can grow up to 32 inches in length, and is characterized by its long, slender body,...
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