10 Indonesian fishermen accused of shark fin smuggling
HONOLULU (AP) — Ten Indonesian fishermen arrested in Hawaii are accused of trying to smuggle nearly 1,000 shark fins from the U.S. to Indonesia.
They had been working on a Japanese-flagged boat and were headed home via Honolulu when airport security workers found shark fins in their ...
The Latest: Fishermen in shark fin case to be released
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Indonesian fishermen accused of trying to smuggle shark fins (all times local):
A U.S. judge is allowing 10 Indonesian fishermen arrested in Hawaii to be released while a case accusing them of trying to smuggle sharks fins is ...
SYDNEY (AP) — A man has used his surfboard to fend off a shark that bit him on his calf off an Australian beach two days after a fatal attack on the Great Barrier Reef.
The 43-year-old surfer was bitten Wednesday morning at Shelly Beach off Ballina in New South Wales state.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A shark has killed a man in an island harbor on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef where two tourists were mauled on consecutive days in September in a spate of attacks that has left authorities struggling to explain an apparent escalation in danger in an ...
PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) — Researchers studying the growing population of great white sharks off Cape Cod have completed a five-year effort to tag and track the powerful predators.
The Cape Cod Times
Fishing boats encounter great whites noshing on dead whale
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Fishing boats off the East Coast recently encountered a rare sight: Two great whites feasting on a 50-foot dead whale.
The Virginian-Pilot reported ...
CLAYTON, Del. (AP) — The attention-getting dune buggy indicates otherwise, but he isn’t a big beer drinker, beach nut or danger-seeking deep sea fisherman.
Art Wilson just likes being noticed while traveling with an attached 110-pound fiberglass shark atop his 1970 Volkswagen ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A small species of shark that is fished for food off the East Coast has declined slightly in population, and fishermen will be allowed to catch slightly less of it in the coming year.
Spiny dogfish are harvested off several Atlantic states, and they are especially ...
Family, friends remembering Cape Cod shark attack victim
WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — A remembrance is being held on the Cape Cod beach where a young man became Massachusetts’ first shark attack fatality since 1936.
Family and friends of 26-year-old Arthur Medici planned a celebration of life for Saturday morning on Newcomb Hollow Beach in ...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand surfer was attacked by a shark Friday and airlifted to a hospital after suffering moderate injuries.
The man was surfing at 6 p.m. at Baylys Beach about 100 kilometers (60 miles) northwest of Auckland when the attack happened, according to ...
DNA confirms a great white shark bit California boy
SAN DIEGO (AP) — DNA testing has revealed the shark that attacked a 13-year-old boy last month off a Southern California shore was a great white, according to a report.
Scientists gathered the shark’s DNA by swabbing the wet suit Keane Webre-Hayes wore when he was bitten while diving for ...
Shark conservancy, town team to offer shark bite training
ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) — The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy is teaming with a Massachusetts coastal town to provide first aid training for shark attacks.
The “Stop the Bleed” program will begin Oct. 18 and taught for free by Orleans Fire Rescue officials. New England Cable News
Humpback whale calf rescued from net off Australian beach
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A whale calf has been freed after becoming tangled in a shark net off the Australian east coast.
Experts from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and Sea World Gold Coast worked for almost two hours on Tuesday morning to untangle the humpback calf from a ...
Humpback whale calf rescued in Australia
13-year-old shark bite victim released from hospital
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 13-year-old boy who was attacked by a shark as he dived for lobster off the Southern California coast is out of the hospital.
KGTV-TV says Keane Webre-Hayes was released ...
OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (AP) — A marine scientist who is studying whether white sharks are becoming more common in Maine waters say he has detected one of the big sharks for the third time in three years.
University of New England professor James Sulikowski says he learned last week that ...
Boy, 13, expected to recover from California shark attack
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 13-year-old boy was expected to recover after a shark attacked him while he dived for lobsters in Southern California, hospital officials said Sunday.
The teen, who was not identified, was in serious condition a day after he was bitten off the coast of Encinitas, a city ...
The Latest: Boy attacked by shark in California will recover
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a shark attack in Southern California (all times local):
Hospital officials say a 13-year-old boy is expected to recover after being attacked by a shark while diving for lobsters in Southern California.
Rady Children’s Hospital-San ...
Teen attacked by shark at Southern California beach
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 13-year-old boy skin diving for lobsters was attacked by a shark Saturday along the Southern California coast but was quickly pulled from the water by other divers and flown to a trauma center, authorities said.
The boy was in critical but stable condition more than ...
The Latest: California shark victim in critical condition
ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shark attack at a Southern California beach (all times local):
A 13-year-old boy attacked by a shark along the Southern California coast is in critical but stable condition.
Spokesman Carlos Delgado of Rady Children’s ...
Cape Cod town searches for answers after fatal shark bite
WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — A fatal shark attack has residents of a Cape Cod town discussing what can be done to prevent such tragedies in the future.
The Cape Cod Times reports that ...
Town holding shark forum after first fatal attack in decades
WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts town where a man was fatally attacked by a shark this month is holding a public meeting to consider how the community can respond.
Officials in Wellfleet on Cape Cod are hosting a
Girl critical after 2nd shark attack on same Australian isle
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A girl was attacked by a shark at the same Great Barrier Reef island in Australia on Thursday as a woman who was mauled a day earlier.
The 12-year-old was rescued by helicopter from Cid Harbour on Whitsunday Islands off the Queensland state coast after being ...
Funeral services planned for victim of Cape Cod shark attack
SAUGUS, Mass. (AP) — Friends and family of the victim of the first fatal shark attack in Massachusetts waters in more than 80 years will pay their final respects.
Calling hours for 26-year-old Arthur Medici are scheduled ...
Cape Cod shark attacks show need for better cell service
BOSTON (AP) — More than a century ago, the Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi pioneered long distance, wireless communications from Cape Cod’s famous coastline.
But two shark attacks this summer — including Massachusetts’ first
Aunt begged shark attack victim not to go to Cape Cod
REVERE, Mass. (AP) — The aunt of the Massachusetts man killed by a shark over the weekend says that she told her nephew to stay away from Cape Cod waters but that he laughed off her concerns.
Marisa Medici tells
Shark attack victim was engineering student, outdoorsman
WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — A 26-year-old man who was killed in a shark attack off a Cape Cod beach had been a part-time engineering student who was engaged to be married and loved surfing and other outdoor activities, according to friends and school officials.
Arthur Medici, of Revere, ...
WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — A man was bitten by a shark Saturday in the water off a Cape Cod beach and died later at a hospital, becoming the state’s first shark attack fatality in more than 80 years.
The man, identified by Cape and Islands Assistant District Attorney Tara Miltimore as ...
Raf Simons takes a bite out of fashion, riffing on “Jaws”
NEW YORK (AP) — Since arriving in New York two years ago to revitalize Calvin Klein with his hip European sensibility, it’s often seemed that designer Raf Simons has taken an oversized bite of the city’s fashion world.
It’s perhaps apt, then, that his latest collection should be a riff on ...
Tiger sharked dangling from pier prompts investigation
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida wildlife officials want to know who left a tiger shark dangling with a hook in its mouth from a pier in Panama City Beach.
The News Herald
Side of seagrass please: Scientists find omnivorous shark
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Ruining the reputation of sharks as bloodthirsty predators, California researchers said they have found a shark that enjoys a side of seagrass with its prey.
Bonnethead sharks not only eat grass while chomping fish and squid — they also digest the plant and gain ...
Researchers use DNA to ID shark tooth taken from boy’s leg
ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A tooth taken from the leg of a boy bitten at New York’s Fire Island National Seashore has been identified as that of a sand tiger shark, after a DNA comparison, researchers announced Wednesday.
University of Florida researchers compared DNA from the tooth to a genetic ...
Cape Cod beaches: Playgrounds for tourists, and young sharks
BOSTON (AP) — As another beach season draws to a close on Cape Cod, researchers are trying to figure out what’s driving the increase in shark sightings and encounters — including the state’s first attack on a human since ...
Shark attack victim: It was a ‘cinematic experience’
BOSTON (AP) — The man bitten by a shark off Cape Cod this month said he escaped by punching the powerful predator in the gills.
In his first interview since the Aug. 15 attack , William Lytton told The Associated Press ...
Cape Cod shark attack victim released from hospital
TRURO, Mass. (AP) — The man bitten by a shark off Cape Cod in Massachusetts this month has been released from the hospital.
A spokesman for Tufts Medical Center in Boston said Monday that 61-year-old William Lytton was recently released.
He said the hospital couldn’t say when the ...
LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Twenty-something years ago, James Pendergraft took a reporter to a fossil site in Polk County. On that day, he was dazzling, spotting and identifying the ribs and teeth of extinct dugongs and sharks and mammoths.
Now, in 2018, he walked Indian Rocks Beach, scanning for ...
BEAUFORT, N.C. (AP) — Sand tiger sharks swerve slowly, sinuously around a shipwreck among schools of hundreds of glittering silver fish, video gathered by a robot shows.
They don’t appear fazed by a swimming robot pointing laser beams in their direction.
Avery B. Paxton is the lead ...
TRURO, Mass. (AP) — A great white shark has washed up on a Cape Cod beach.
The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, an organization that studies sharks, says the approximately 9-foot-long male shark was found dead Thursday morning on a beach in Truro.
A necropsy will be conducted to ...
Teen surfer bitten twice by shark off N Carolina coast
ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (AP) — Officials say a teenage boy has been bitten by a shark along the North Carolina coast near Atlantic Beach.
Atlantic Beach Fire Chief Adam Snyder tells news outlets that the 14-year-old was surfing Sunday afternoon when he was bitten twice on the right calf. ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A juvenile salmon shark died after becoming stranded on a northern Oregon beach despite rescue efforts by a nearby aquarium.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cpl. Edgar Harrell floated in the shark-infested Pacific Ocean for four-and-a-half days.
He swam aimlessly in the salt water — mixed heavily with black oil and blood — with a group of 80 other men who had jumped off the fiery USS Indianapolis after it has been ...
TRURO, Mass. (AP) — The Cape Cod beach where a New York man was bitten by a shark has been indefinitely closed to swimming after more sharks were spotted in its waters.
The town of Truro said in a brief
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A shark expert at the University of Rhode Island says sharks tend to bypass the state during the summer because there aren’t that many seals.
PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in Massachusetts have closed two Cape Cod beaches following shark sightings.
According to the Cape Cod National Seashore, a shark was seen in the waters off Race Point Beach in Provincetown Thursday afternoon.
Was a great white shark to blame for Cape Cod attack?
TRURO, Mass. (AP) — On a windswept dune overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, hastily erected signs warned Cape Cod beachgoers to stay out of the water on Thursday, a day after a New York man became the first person to be attacked by a shark off the coast of Massachusetts since 2012.
The victim, ...
TRURO, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on a Cape Cod shark attack (all times local):
A Massachusetts beach where a New York man was attacked by a shark this week will be closed to swimmers at least through Friday.
Town officials in Truro have put up signs saying, “Danger, No ...
TRURO, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on a Cape Cod shark attack (all times local):
An organization that studies sharks says shark encounters in which people are injured like what happened off the coast of Cape Cod are as “terrifying as they are rare.”
The Atlantic White Shark ...