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Nearly 50 Years Later, a Big Regret From Spielberg
Nearly 50 Years
Later, a Big
Regret From
Spielberg
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Nearly 50 Years Later, a Big Regret From Spielberg

Director speaks about decimation of shark population after 1975's 'Jaws'

(Newser) - Steven Spielberg's Jaws is considered to be the very first summer blockbuster film , surpassing $100 million in box office earnings. There's one demographic that likely isn't a big fan, however: sharks, who bore the brunt of the public's wrath (specifically at the hands of trophy-hunting fishermen)...

Woman Missing After Possible Shark Attack
In Hawaii, a 2nd
Shark Attack in 5 Days
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In Hawaii, a 2nd Shark Attack in 5 Days

Man is recovering after bite to the rear; search has ended for other presumed victim

(Newser) - A man in Hawaii has reportedly survived a shark bite to the butt in what's believed to be the second attack in the state in a week. The 68-year-old from Waikoloa used a diving knife to fend off the 12-foot-long tiger shark as he swam in Anaehoomalu Bay, on...

She Was Swimming in the Ocean. Then, a 'Really Hard Hit'

Lyn Jutronich, 50, describes watching a shark attack her off the coast of Del Mar, Calif.

(Newser) - Lyn Jutronich was resting in the water during her morning ocean swim when something rammed her hard out of the water. Jutronich, 50, said she immediately knew it was a shark. She gave her first interviews over the weekend from her hospital bed, where she's recovering after the shark...

Rescued Boaters' Lacerations Were 'Almost Down to the Bone'

The Louisiana men were forced to fend off sharks

(Newser) - More details are emerging in the harrowing story of three missing boaters who were rescued Sunday after spending 28 hours in the water after their boat sank—and being forced to fend off sharks. That the Louisiana men were found at all is wild: After family members reported they didn'...

Video of Shark's Surprise Move Goes Viral
Video of Shark's
Surprise Move
Goes Viral
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Video of Shark's Surprise Move Goes Viral

Mako jumps into boat, but all ends well

(Newser) - Passengers on a charter boat keeping an eye out for sharks got a much closer look than they anticipated in Maine. However, all ended well, including for the shark. As NECN reports, a boat with Sea Ventures Charters was about 20 miles off Monhegan Island when a mako shark leaped...

Cruise Ship Passenger Killed in Shark Attack

The US mom was snorkeling when she suffered fatal bites from bull shark

(Newser) - An American cruise ship passenger has died in a rare shark attack while snorkeling in the Bahamas. The 58-year-old mother from Pennsylvania was on a snorkeling excursion near a private island off Nassau shortly after 2pm Tuesday when a bull shark attacked, officials said, adding that relatives witnessed the encounter...

Researchers Create Model of Huge, Ancient Shark
Researchers Create Model
of Huge, Ancient Shark
new study

Researchers Create Model of Huge, Ancient Shark

Megalodon could have devoured a killer whale in 5 bites, research shows

(Newser) - Today's sharks have nothing on their ancient cousins. A giant shark that roamed the oceans millions of years ago could have devoured a creature the size of a killer whale in just five bites, new research suggests. For their study published this week, researchers used fossil evidence to create...

Snorkeler Bitten in Incredibly Rare UK Shark Attack

She was on boat trip off Cornwall coast

(Newser) - A snorkeler suffered a leg injury in an apparent shark attack that was incredibly rare for two reasons. It involved a blue shark, a species that almost never attacks humans, and it took place in British waters, where unprovoked shark attacks are almost unheard of. Britain's Maritime Coastguard Agency...

What's an Arctic Shark Doing in the Caribbean?
Shark Researchers Make
Odd Find Off Belize
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Shark Researchers Make Odd Find Off Belize

Little is known about Greenland sharks, but nobody expected to find one in the Caribbean

(Newser) - With an estimated lifespan of up to 500 years, Greenland sharks are considered the longest-living vertebrates on Earth. They are native to frigid Arctic waters, where they like to feed on polar bear carcasses. But at least one has also ventured to the western Caribbean, and it surprised a boatload...

Good Samaritans Save California Shark Attack Victim

Nurse, police officer were paddleboarding when they heard cries for help

(Newser) - A swimmer was seriously injured in a rare shark attack off California's central coast Wednesday—but he survived with the help of paddleboarders who rushed to the rescue. Officials say the man was attacked just after 10:30am at Lovers Point Beach in Pacific Grove, Monterey County, NBC News...

Great White Does U-Turn After Hitting Jersey Shore

But Ironbound will be back north soon

(Newser) - Ironbound sounds like a good name for a massive floating vessel. This Ironbound is pretty close to that. A huge great white shark who was so christened when it was tagged on October 3, 2019, off Nova Scotia has recently been spotted off the US coast. CNN reports Ironbound pinged...

Florida Sheriff's Video Reveals Shark-Infested Waters

Sheriff's office warns swimmers to be safe

(Newser) - A video taken from the skies above Florida's Gulf Coast makes it clear just how many sharks might be lurking during an excursion to the beach. "A day in the water is a fun way to beat our Florida heat, but it's important to be aware of...

Shark Attack Was So Brutal It Lost a Tooth

Great white carried out fatal Dec. 24 assault on Tomas Butterfield in Morro Bay, Calif.

(Newser) - A California bodyboarder killed on Christmas Eve met a great white shark, who left huge bite marks and a tooth behind, according to an autopsy report. Tomas Abraham Butterfield, 42, of Sacramento left his mother's home in Morro Bay, which he was visiting for the holidays, to head to...

Shark Kills Tourist in Caribbean Snorkeling Hot Spot

Italy's Antonio Roseto Degli Abruzzi was swimming off the coast of Colombia's island of San Andres

(Newser) - Colombia reported zero shark attacks off its coast in 2021, but that luck didn't extend very far into 2022. CBS News reports that an Italian tourist, identified by local media as 56-year-old Antonio Roseto Degli Abruzzi, was swimming Friday in the Caribbean, near a cliff off the island of...

Our Vision of Legendary Shark Is Flawed
Our Vision of Legendary
Shark Is Flawed
NEW STUDY

Our Vision of Legendary Shark Is Flawed

Researchers say we actually don't know what giant megalodon looked like

(Newser) - We know Otodus megalodon was a massive shark, about three times as long as the largest great white shark ever recorded. But we don't know much else about the appearance of the beast that swam around Earth's oceans between 3.6 million and 15 million years ago, despite...

The Decrease in Shark Bites Is Over
The Decrease in
Shark Bites Is Over

The Decrease in Shark Bites Is Over

Number of unprovoked shark attacks returned to normal levels in 2021

(Newser) - Shark attacks increased around the world in 2021 following three consecutive years of decline, though beach closures in 2020 caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could be making the numbers seem more dramatic than they are, officials said Monday. Researchers with the International Shark Attack File recorded 73 unprovoked incidents last...

Sharks Have a Surprise New Predator
Sharks Have a
Surprise New Predator
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Sharks Have a Surprise New Predator

Study suggests that leopard seals hunt and eat them

(Newser) - The list of known shark predators is not long, but it just grew by one: Researchers say that, much to their surprise, leopard seals make the cut. They found shark remains in the seals' scat, as well as physical evidence of shark confrontations on seals' bodies, the researchers write in...

Venomous Sharks Prove London's River Is No Longer 'Dead'

Report finds River Thames is bustling with wildlife, despite pollution concerns

(Newser) - The Thames River was declared "biologically dead" in the late 1950s. But after decades of cleanup and conservation efforts and investments in sewage treatment, that's no longer the case. Indeed, the 215-mile waterway running through London is now home to hundreds of wildlife species, including seahorses, eels, seals,...

Calif. Surfer 'Still in Disbelief I'm Alive' After Shark Attack

Great white clamped down on Eric Steinley's left leg, damaging artery

(Newser) - Update: Two surgeries later, Eric Steinley is "still in disbelief that I'm alive" after coming face to face with a great white shark. The surfer says he was dragged underwater Sunday at California's Salmon Creek Beach when a great white confirmed to be at least 10 feet...

That Wasn't a Shark Attack, It Was a 'Negative Encounter'

Parts of Australia change their semantics

(Newser) - Australia sees its fair share of shark attacks . Or does it? Maybe what it actually sees its fair share of are shark "incidents" or "interactions." The new official tip sheet put out by the government of Queensland ditches the word "attacks" completely and instead advises people...

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