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Shark Attacks

Don't Freak Out Over Recent Shark Attacks In Australia, Researcher Says

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green

Australia has seen two shark attacks in as many days, but at least one expert is saying the incidents don't warrant panic. Tadashi Nakahara, a 41-...

4 Sharks Spotted Circling Swimmers

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 08.24.2014 | Green

Four juvenile white sharks were reportedly seen circling swimmers at Manhattan Beach near Los Angeles on Sunday morning, according to local media. ...

Rise In Shark Attacks Expected This Summer, According To Experts

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.03.2014 | Green

Summer is a time for endless beach days, globs of sunblock and, apparently this year, more shark attacks. According to a report from Discovery News...

'Hunt For The Super Predator' May Finally Solve That Bizarre Shark Mystery

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.12.2014 | Green

Eleven years ago, a 9-foot-long great white shark that was part of Australia's first large-scale tracking program was apparently devoured by a "myster...

WATCH: Painted 'Mermaid' Dances With Tiger Sharks

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green

Hannah Fraser is a professional mermaid and an ocean conservation activist who makes compelling videos combining these interests. In the latest, Fr...

WATCH: Shark Mistakes Inflatable Boat For Chew Toy

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 05.06.2014 | Green

What do you do when a great white shark decides that the tiny boat you are riding in looks like the perfect chew toy? You quickly and calmly start ...

Cape Cod Warns Residents After Uptick In Shark Sightings

AP | Posted 07.05.2014 | Green

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A new brochure being distributed on Cape Cod warning people about the possibility of sharks has some people wondering if it...

What Not To Do Around Sharks, According To The Experts

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green

Sharks are majestic, tough and insanely powerful creatures, but they've earned a pretty bad rap over the years. The infamous fish starred in many a ne...

And The State With The Most Shark Attacks In 2013 Was...

Posted 02.03.2014 | Green

Debating if you want an east coast or west coast winter getaway? Perhaps this will influence your decision: Florida had six times as many shark attack...

Badass Doctor Fights Shark, Patches Wound, Drinks Beer

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.12.2014 | Weird News

The moral of this story: Always swim with your knife. New Zealand doctor James Grant had a close call on Saturday with what conservation officials ...

Anti-Shark Devices Flying Off The Shelves After Surge In Hawaii Attacks

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 11.12.2014 | Technology

KIHEI, Hawaii (AP) — A surge in shark attacks on Maui over the past year, including two fatal ones, hasn't stopped people from surfing and swimming ...

In Face Of Shark Attacks, Some Suggest A Gruesome Preemptive Strike

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Governments around the world have been debating -- and experimenting with -- shark culling to mitigate shark attacks. Culling is basically organize...

Surfer Punches Shark, Escapes Imminent Attack

AP | Posted 10.22.2013 | Weird News

LIHUE, Hawaii -- LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A 25-year-old Hawaii surfer and former boxer went toe-to-fin with a shark off Kauai and survived. Jeff Horton...

Australian Diver Survives His Second Shark Attack

AP | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green

SYDNEY -- SYDNEY (AP) — A diver bitten by a shark off Australia's southwest coast was recovering in a hospital on Wednesday after surviving his seco...

California Surfer Says Great White Shark Came Out Of Nowhere

AP | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — It was a perfect day for surfing. Except for the shark. Jay Scrivner, a 45-year-old college English teacher, was waiting for ...

Company Challenges Surfers To Get Back In Shark-Infested Waters

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green

When two enormous tiger sharks were trailing Meredith Novack on her record-breaking swim from Lanai to Maui last month, she claimed the only thing tha...

Why Do Sharks Circle Their Prey Before They Attack?

The Huffington Post | Kiki Von Glinow | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green

Nope, it's not just a joke about scaring the s--t out of their meal before taking a bite. Sharks do circle when they spy something in the water, but i...

Shark Nets Catch Sharks ... And Whales, And Dolphins, And People?

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 09.19.2013 | Green

Maui mayor Alan Arakawa’s announcement that he would not implement shark nets to combat the rise in shark attacks on the island (four so far this ye...

Finally, An Answer To Increased Shark Attacks?

The Huffington Post | Kiki Von Glinow | Posted 09.05.2013 | Technology

After a record number of Hawaii shark attacks in 2012 -- 10 instead of the yearly average of 4 -- surfers and water sport enthusiasts alike are lookin...

Why Have Sharks Been Targeting Butts In The Red Sea?

Posted 08.07.2013 | Weird News

Look, it's Shark Week, so we don't want to make sharks the butt of any jokes in this article -- that would be asinine. It's just too bad that shark...

France Prepares For Major Shark Hunt After Fatal Attack

Posted 08.03.2013 | Green

From TakePart's Richard Conniff: Authorities on the Indian Ocean island of Réunion have announced a plan to kill 90 sharks along its coastline, i...

WATCH: 10 Incredibly Close Shark Encounters

Posted 07.07.2013 | Green

Shark attacks are no laughing matter, and close shark encounters can strike fear into the heart of any beachgoer. Great white sharks have been sig...

15-Year-Old Beats Away Attacking Shark

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.18.2013 | Green

A teenage boy was left hospitalized after fending off a shark attack at a Surfside beach along Texas' Gulf Coast Monday. Around 2:45 p.m. a local ...

WATCH: Woman Swims With Great White Shark

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 02.19.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Sharks have a pretty terrible reputation, but one scuba diver wants that to change, and she recently went to great lengths to convince us that sharks ...

U.S. Shark Attacks Reach Decade High

AP | Posted 04.14.2013 | Green

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Scholars say shark attacks in the U.S. reached their highest level in a decade last year. The University of ...