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Jumping Mako Shark in Gulf off Indian Rocks Beach

This video brings back memories of fishing in an open boat in the Gulf off John’s Pass, FL when I was in high school, back in another century. I remember when a friend landed a fairly small 3-4′ shark and … 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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California Kayak Fisherman and the Hammerhead Shark

Mark McCracken was out fishing for bonito half a mile off Gaviota State Beach, near Santa Barbara, when a hammerhead shark started bumping and circling his kayak. Mark, to his credit, didn’t panic, paddled toward shore and kept striking the shark … Continue reading

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Fanning to Shark — “Thanks For Not Eating Me!”

Shark attacks are rare. Shark attacks on live television are virtually unprecedented, which is why the video of an encounter between Australian champion surfer, Mick Fanning, and a large shark in the waters off South Africa caught on live TV spread so rapidly … Continue reading

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Air Swimmers

Have you ever wanted to live in an aquarium?   I have friends who have been flooded recently, who may feel that they do and I strongly suspect that they do not recommend it. Here is an alternative which looks a lot … Continue reading

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Octopus Kills Shark

An odd and strangely fascinating video of an octopus killing a shark from NatGeo. It had been presumed that the sharks were the predator inthe octopus shark relationship.  Obviously that is not always the case. Octopus Kills Shark

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