MAUI, Hawaii (AP) — A California man who died after being attacked by a shark while swimming in Hawaii was pulled ashore missing a leg, according to a witness.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Legislation prohibiting the sale or distribution of shark fins in Connecticut is awaiting final legislative action.
The bill awaits a Senate vote after clearing the...
Man dies in Hawaii after reported shark attack
MAUI, Hawaii (AP) — A man has died in Hawaii after a reported shark attack.
Authorities say shark warning signs were being posted in the Ka'anapali Beach Park area on Maui where the man died...
Erie native dives for prehistoric shark teeth
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Bill Eberlein, a 1983 graduate of Erie Tech Memorial High School, learned to dive in the murky waters of Lake Erie, honing his skills with the Erie County Sheriff's Office Scuba...
WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — As Cape Cod's tourist season gets underway, there's uncertainty after two shark attacks — including Massachusetts' first fatal attack since 1936 — rattled beachgoers last...
GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — An organization that electronically tracks ocean life has detected a nearly 10-foot long great white shark in Long Island Sound.
CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — Voters in a Massachusetts town have narrowly rejected a proposal to spend $100,000 on a shark barrier at a beach where children take swimming lessons.
BOSTON (AP) — Federal regulators say there will be a reduction this year in the harvest of a species of shark that is subject to commercial fishing.
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Legislation meant to protect Hawaii's shark population was altered at the 11th hour to remove the apex predators from the bill amid concerns from the scientific...
HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) — A woman who says she was bitten by a shark off the North Shore of Oahu Wednesday has been transported to the hospital.
BOSTON (AP) — The rules for recreational shark fishermen are going to get more difficult to try to protect a vulnerable species of shark.
The Latest: Type of shark that bit tourist not confirmed
WAIKOLOA VILLAGE, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on a woman being bitten by a shark in Hawaii (all times local):
Hawaii officials say the type of shark that bit a tourist in the...
WAIKOLOA VILLAGE, Hawaii (AP) — Officials say a shark bit a California woman near Hawaii's Big Island and she was airlifted to a hospital.
WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — Organizers of an effort to raise $200,000 to buy a pair of shark-detecting sonar buoys to deploy off Cape Cod say they will return $36,000 already raised because it's too...
ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) — Great white shark researchers are turning their attention to Cape Cod Bay.
The Cape Cod Times reports Greg Skomal, a state marine biologist, and his team will once...
WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — A Cape Cod town has decided to continue allowing surfing schools to operate this summer despite ongoing concerns about sharks.
BOSTON (AP) — Federal fishing regulators say they're reducing the quota for a small species of shark that is fished commercially off the East Coast.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A prominent Massachusetts shark researcher is speaking at Harvard about his work studying the growing great white shark population off Cape Cod.
HONOLULU (AP) — State officials say a 75-year-old man sustained an apparent shark bite on his leg while paddling an outrigger canoe in an isolated area off Hawaii's Big Island.
Dozens of spiny dogfish sharks wash ashore in New Jersey
BRIGANTINE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say dozens of spiny dogfish sharks washed up on beaches across southern New Jersey last weekend.
And while it's still not clear what caused the deaths,...
Florida surfer hospitalized after shark bites foot
JUPITER ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida man was bitten on the foot by a shark while surfing.
Treasure Coast Newspapers reports that 42-year-old Chris Bryan was taken to a...
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Researchers in Ecuador say they have discovered a "nursery" of hammerhead sharks off the coast of the Galapagos Islands, a find that may help them track and protect the...
Surfer survives shark attack with no injuries
PACIFIC CITY, Ore. (AP) — A surfer survived a shark attack off the Oregon coast with only damage to his surf board.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Wednesday that 33-year-old Nathan...
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — After tagging four great white sharks off Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, researchers say they hope to learn more about the creatures' movements throughout the year in...
HONOLULU (AP) — The rate of shark bites in Hawaii has been increasing slightly in recent years, but the risk remains extremely low — roughly 5-in-1 million — according to new...
MIAMI (AP) — The family and friends of a Canadian filmmaker and conservationist who died during a shark-filming excursion in the Florida Keys are releasing his final...
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Florida man pleads guilty in shark-dragging video case
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty in connection to a video of a shark being dragged behind a speeding boat.
Michael Wenzel, 22, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of...
Florida Panhandle fishermen reel in great white shark
NAVARRE, Fla. (AP) — Fishermen in Florida's Panhandle made a rare catch: a 10-foot-long (3-meter-long) great white shark.
Thomas Thielman told reporters his fishing team took over an hour to...
After fatal shark attack, some complain of slow response
BOSTON (AP) — Unease is growing among surfers, fishermen and residents of touristy Cape Cod that officials are responding far too slowly after last summer's shark attacks, which included the...
Florida to ban dumping blood off beaches to lure sharks
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is preparing a new statewide ban on the practice by fishermen along the state's iconic beaches of dumping bloody fish guts into the ocean to lure sharks closer to...
Florida considers restrictions on shark fishing
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida may crackdown on shark fishing from the beach.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will vote Feb. 20 on a plan to limit the practice and protect swimmers.
The proposal would ban the spreading bloody fish parts in the water to attract sharks. Swimmers say the practice endangers them.
Surfer suffers wounds in apparent shark bite on Kauai
HANALEI, Hawaii (AP) — Officials in Hawaii say a surfer has been bitten by a shark off Hanalei.
A statement released by the Kauai Fire Department says a man was surfing off Hanalei on Monday when he was apparently bitten by a tiger shark.
The man sustained lacerations to his leg and was transported to a hospital.
Sharks drawn to warm waters by Israeli coastal power plant
HADERA, Israel (AP) — A giant power plant with billowing smoke may not look like the most natural habitat for sea life. But the hot water gushing from an industrial plant in Israel's northern city of Hadera has drawn schools of sharks that are increasingly endangered by overfishing in the Mediterranean Sea. Now the hotspot is also drawing tourists.
Significant drop in shark bites reported worldwide in 2018
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — University of Florida researchers say far fewer shark bites were reported worldwide last year.
According to the university's International Shark Attack File, 66 bites were documented in 2018, compared with 88 the previous year. That's 26 percent lower than the five-year average of 84 bites annually. Thirty-two bites happened in U.S. waters.
Four of last year's bites were fatal, roughly keeping with the average of six deaths worldwide each year.
Probation for fisherman who fatally shot great white shark
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a San Jose man has been sentenced to two years probation in the fatal shooting of a great white shark.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said Thursday that the Santa Cruz Superior Court also fined 41-year-old Vinh Pham $5,000 and ordered his firearm destroyed.
Researchers come face to face with huge great white shark
HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) — Two shark researchers who came face to face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that would protect sharks in Hawaii.
Ocean Ramsey, a shark researcher and conservationist, told The Associated Press that she encountered the 20-foot (6-meter) shark Tuesday near a dead sperm whale off Oahu.
Shark researchers close encounter with great white
Divers swim with giant great white shark off Oahu’s coast
HONOLULU (AP) — Divers monitoring a rotting whale carcass off the shores of Oahu this week found themselves face-to-face with a massive great white shark, prompting state officials to warn recreational divers and snorkelers to stay out of the water near the dead sperm whale amid reports some people have climbed onto the carcass to take its teeth as souvenirs.
California surfer survives shark attack, gets 50 stitches
LOS OSOS, Calif. (AP) — A surfer suffered leg bites but survived a shark attack on California's Central Coast after kicking the massive fish away.
Nick Wapner, 19, was bitten on Tuesday morning while he was surfing with friends off Montana de Oro State Park, the Tribune of San Luis Obispo reported. The area is about 200 miles (320 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles.
California surfer survives shark attack
Legal pot, gas explosions, shark attacks topped news in 2018
BOSTON (AP) — 2018 was a year of firsts in Massachusetts.
The first stores east of Colorado selling recreational marijuana opened to great buzz and fanfare. So did the state's first Las Vegas-style resort casino. For the first time, voters sent a black woman to Congress. And the commonwealth saw its first fatal shark attack on a person since 1936.
In the land of Jaws, a real-life shark debate
BOSTON (AP) — The seaside destination that gave the world Jaws is going through its own, real-life shark crisis.
Two shark attacks, including the nation's lone human fatality so far this year, have sparked months of debate on Cape Cod about how to respond before the start of the next beach season.
Japanese boat owners charged with helping smuggle shark fins
HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. prosecutors in Hawaii are accusing the owners and officers of a Japanese fishing boat of helping Indonesian fishermen smuggle nearly 1,000 shark fins, worth about $58,000 on the black market.
It's against U.S. law to remove the fins of sharks at sea. Prosecutors say the fishermen harvested fins from sharks that were still alive, then discarded their carcasses into the ocean. Fins are a pricey delicacy often used in soups
The Latest: 10 fishermen plead guilty in shark fin case
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on shark fin smuggling charges (all times local):
Ten Indonesian fishermen who were arrested in Hawaii and charged with attempting to smuggle shark fins have plead guilty to a lesser charge.
Dogfish harvest to stay same in ’19 as fishermen seek market
BOSTON (AP) — Federal ocean managers are allowing the same level of harvest of smooth dogfish, a small species of shark that members of the East Coast seafood industry have tried to find a market for.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the smooth dogfish quota will be a little less than 4 million pounds in 2019. That's the same as this year and the previous year.
Thresher shark washes ashore on Cape Cod beach
WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in Massachusetts say a thresher shark has washed ashore on Cape Cod.
The Cape Cod Times reports the shark was found on a portion of tidal flats near Fox Island in Wellfleet over the weekend.
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 luggage last week, according to court documents.
At least 962 shark finds were founded in 13 pieces of luggage. Some were from oceanic whitetip sharks, authorities said.
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 pending.
According to court documents, they had been working on a Japanese boat and were headed home via Honolulu when airport security workers found shark fins in their luggage.