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Great White Shark Nursery Discovered Off Long Island

North Pacific humpback whales feed in Alaska but they winter in the Hawaiian Islands, where they mate, calve and nurse their young. The Pacific grey whales do something quite similar, spend their winters in the warm lagoons of Baja, Mexico, … Continue reading

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The Summer of the Shark, Jersey Shore 1916 — the Birth of “Jaws”

One hundred years ago today, Americans learned to be afraid of sharks. On the evening of July 1, 1916, Charles Vansant, 25, of Philadelphia was on vacation with his family at the beach-side resort town of Beach Haven on the New Jersey … Continue reading

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The Fishermen, the Swimmer and the Great White Shark off Manhattan Beach

This weekend, Steven Robles, 40, was swimming off Manhattan Beach in Southern California on Saturday morning when he was attacked by a juvenile 7′ long great white shark. He suffered a single bite wound on the right side of his … Continue reading

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New Australian Shark Cull Gets Green Light — Despite Complete Failure Last Time

In the last decade, ten people off Western Australia have been attacked and killed by sharks.  All of the deaths have been attributed to attacks by great white sharks. Earlier this year, the government of Australia set out on a trial … Continue reading

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Update: What Ate the Great White Shark?

A recent news story and video spins a fascinating mystery. Scientists in Australia tagged a healthy 9-foot great white shark. Four months later they found the tracking device washed up on a beach. The data in the the tracking device … Continue reading

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Wandering Rock Star of Great White Sharks – Mary Lee Returns to the North-East

In September, a 16 foot long 3,500-pound female great white shark was tagged by researchers off Cape Cod.   The shark was nicknamed Mary Lee.  Since then Ocearch, the group tracking the shark, have followed Mary Lee on a remarkable journey. … Continue reading

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Great White Sharks – Fans of AC/DC ?

And speaking of “music of the sea”, an intriguing story from Australia.  When Matt Waller, a tour operator in Neptune Bay, Australia, attached speakers to shark cages and played the heavy metal band AC/DC, he discovered that the great white sharks became … Continue reading

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