Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Stunning Video of Two Great Whites Colliding During Cage Dive

Great white shark attacks a second great white.  Shark VS shark
In a shocking capture on video, two great whites violently collide when they apparently both launch at a bait line at the same time. Unfortunately one of the great whites was much smaller than the other and ends up soundly in the larger jaws of the other great white shark.

Adam Malski caputred this amazing footage while on a dive trip 50 miles offshore from Australia. The larger shark, who is named Gilbert, is 4.8 meters in length and has been sighted since the collision.  The smaller shark has not been seen since.

809 Pound World Record Mako Shark Killed with Bow and Arrow

Jeff Thomason photo of world record mako shark caught with bow and arrow off California
Jeff Thomason poses with his world record shark - photo by MySanAntonioNews
A new world record for mako shark bow fishing was obtained last month when Texas angler and T.V. host Jeff Thomason shot and then landed a 809 pound mako shark using a compound bow and arrow according to My San Antonio News.

The record shark was caught off the coast of Huntington Beach, California on August 12, 2014.

Jeff Thomason photo of world record mako shark caught with bow and arrow off California
Jeff Thomason takes aim at shark - photo by MySanAntonioNews
Mr. Thomason, who hosts the cable television show "Predator Pursuit," on the Sportsman Channel, told Lone Star Outdoor News that, "they’ve got to be about three feet from the boat to get the arrow to stick, so we threw a fish on a line and teased him to the boat,” Thomason stated. “I try and shoot for the top of the back. As soon as the arrow hit, all hell broke loose. We freaked out because I spined him and we thought he might sink."

It took five people nearly 30 minutes to haul in the 11 foot shark. And according to The Inquisitr, Thomason donated 400 pounds of the shark meat to a Los Angeles homeless shelter.
Photos from MySanAntonioNews - check link for more photos.

Video: A Great White Sharks and a Rabbit - Best Friends in the Making?

Here's a new take on an old adage about strange bedfellows, a cute little bunny and a great white shark become the best of friends. Ok ok, so the great white happens to be a beer koozie...but why let that detract from a good headline.

This video was sent to us by our friends at SailRockDailyNews. You may recognize the name as we have shared several of their whale shark videos in the past. They truly have some of the best whale shark diving in the world and they always no how to document the encounters with some stunning video.  So when it came to this odd video, there was no way we could not share it. I mean c'mon, a bunny and a great white...there is no better match on earth.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Video: Aerial Footage of a Basking Shark Off the Coast of Ireland

Aerial video of a basking shark off Cork Harbour Irleand
We always enjoy seeing video of one of our favorite sharks, the basking shark.  But when you through in some aerial footage, then we get very excited.

This cool video was taken in the early part of this summer at Cork Harbour, Ireland.  As the video description states, when you spot one of the gentle giants in the water, everything gets put on hold and you just shut down and enjoy spending time with these wonderful creatures.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Dead Shark Found on Shore of Ohio River Has Been Identified

In a press release issued by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, they have identified the species of shark that was found in the Ohio River earlier this month as being an Atlantic Sharpnose shark. 

Atlantaic Sharpnose shark found in the Ohio River by John Bays at Manchester, OH
Shark found in the Ohio River at Manchester, OH. Early
speculation was that it was a bull shark was incorrect.  Now identified
as being an Atlantic Sharpnose. - pic credit: Ledger Independent
The decaying remains of a shark found by a fisherman on the bank of the Ohio River near Manchester have been identified according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife.

Pete Mohan, the Director of Animal Operations at the Akron Zoo and the former Curator of the Fishes of SeaWorld Ohio, identified the remains as an adult male Atlantic Sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon terraenovae. Mohan went on to say “The shark is NOT able to live in freshwater; therefore there is NO chance this was a migrant up the Mississippi.” He added that “It’s a very small species and is something likely caught while bay or shore-fishing in Florida or elsewhere in the southeast US, someone likely discarded it in the Ohio River.”

Video: Caterpillar and OCEARCH Are Working Together to Help Sustain Oceans

OCEARCH releases great white sharkPR 09/23/2014 - This video highlights the exciting and sustainable efforts of OCEARCH and its global research on sharks. OCEARCH has led 16 expeditions to safely research the breeding, feeding, migration and birthing patterns of these ocean creatures.

"Earlier this year, Caterpillar and OCEARCH agreed to a multi-year partnership to help propel the OCEARCH organization's global research on sharks. "Most people think sharks are invincible," said OCEARCH founder Chris Fischer. "But they are in real danger." We must find a sustainable path forward because sharks play a crucial role in maintaining balance in the delicate oceanic ecosystem.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Video: Another Success Story from Bali Sharks

Bali Shark Release
The following five minute video features behind the scenes footage of a rescued Black Tip shark for the FINdonesia documentary. The shark was saved from bycatch and rehabbed at Bali Sharks nursery before being tagged and released back into the wild. She was a healthy 0.92 meter female. Tag #06. 

Bali Sharks is a shark conservation nursery offering an alternative to young sharks being killed for food. The same fishermen that used to kill sharks for fins are now saving sharks! In the past 12 months we were able to save and release 43 sharks. The nursery is ocean friendly for all ages and experience levels. http://www.balisharks.com/

Monday, September 22, 2014

Port Jackson Shark's Sex Video

Port Jackson shark feeling amorous - shark sex tape
With all the sex tapes being released today, it was only a matter of time before some sharks got in on the actions.

In this video we see a pair of Port Jacksons sharks appearing quite content in their intertwined love-lock and they seem rather oblivious to the voyeur videographer hovering above.  All was well in their happy world until at the 1:25 mark, we see a third shark, or better known as a third wheel, enter the picture and subsequently break up the happy session.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Video: Two Large Great White Sharks Appear at Recent South African Cage Dive

Great White in South Africa cage dige
Tourists who were out on a recent shark tour with Marine Dynamics Shark Tours got a nice surprise when they were visited by not just one, but two large great whites.

The first one we see is a female and she appears rather stout making me wonder if she isn't pregnant. The second shark appears at the 19 second mark.

Photo: Drone GoPro Image of Great White Shark Near Paddleboarders in Australia

GoPro Drone aerial image of great white shark near paddleboarders in Kilcare Australia
GoPro image of shark near paddleboarders by Tom Caska

GoPro Drone aerial image of great white shark near paddleboarders in Kilcare Australia
Zoomed in -GoPro image of shark near paddleboarders by Tom Caska
Earlier this week, Tom Caska from Sydney Australia, fired up his phantom drone to capture some aerial shots of his brother Andrew Caska who was paddleboarding with friends.  They were boarding about 50 meters off shore at Kilcare, which is about 30 nautical miles north of Sydney in New South Wales, when Tom captured this stunning image at around 5:30pm in the evening.

Tom believes that the shark is a great white and estimates its size at around 4 meters (13 foot) but noted it is hard to judge as he had a fish eye lens on his Go Pro camera.  For comparison, his brother Andrew is 6' 2" and is on a 9' 6" board (Andrew is on the red paddleboard).  The person closest to the shark is on 6 and a half foot surf board.

GoPro Drone aerial image of great white shark near paddleboarders in Kilcare Australia
Closer view - GoPro image of shark near paddleboarders by Tom Caska
Tom told us that at this time of year, great whites are migrating south and it is common for them to be spotted in the area.  As you can see in the photo, this shark looks to be in pursuit of a small school of fish which Tom believes to be salmon.

His brother never spotted the shark and only saw a bit of swirl in the water.  It wasn't until Tom later showed him the photo that his brother learned what photobombed his pic.

Tom is starting up a drone photography business, Aerolens, and he can be reached at info@aerolens.com.au for any inquiries.

(Hat tip to Warren Wigs Bridge for letting us know about the pic)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Video: Florida Webcam Captures Moment Two Swimmers Spooked by Passing Shark

Webcam records shark chasing swimmers out of the water in Daytona Beach Florida
Webcam shows shark in Daytona Beach, FL
In a Vimeo video titled, "ALMOST SHARK BAIT !!! - Daytona Beach," a webcam catches footage of a shark cruising the shoreline in Daytona Beach, Florida.

According to the uploader, m Dj 80sJamz, he was recording a local webcam when he spotted "two swimmers chased out of the ocean by a large sea creature, lol."

The shark becomes visible when it enters the frame from the left at about the 15 second mark.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Video: Tiger Shark Leverages Rock to Help Dine on Sea Turtle

Video of tiger shark eating sea turtle at Pier One in Kahulu Harbor MauiIt's not often one gets to witness a tiger shark dining on a sea turtle while standing on shore. But Sean Ross of Hawaii has witnessed the event on multiple occasions.

The most recent occurrence happened on 09/16/2014 at the breakwall at Pier One in Kahului Harbor, Maui. Ross states that there were two tiger sharks taking "polite' turns dining on the very large sea turtle which he estimates to be between 250 to 300lbs. The flippers and head had already been consumed so the sharks were working on breaking through the turtle's shell.

Video: Grey Reef Shark at Cleaner Station

A female grey reef shark hits a clearing station to get her teeth cleaned by cleaner wrasses.

Typically a shark will signal they are ready by taking a unique poster, slowing or stopping their movement and then opening their jaws. The cleaner fish will then take its cue and move in to begin inspecting for parasites in the shark's mouth and gill area.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Photo: Inside the Mouth of the Leatherback Turtle

Inside the mouth and throat of a leatherback turtle.
Some people quiver when they look at the rows of pearly white teeth in a typical shark's mouth. But in our opinion, the mouth of the leatherback turtle is much more intimidating. The turtle has hundreds of jagged stalactite-like teeth called papillae that run from the mouth down through the esophagus. The papillae allow the turtle to grasp and swallow it's favorite slippery prey, the jellyfish.

Leatherback turtles could easily win any competitive eating competition as these guys can chow down nearly 70% of their own body weight in jellies in just a single day. Considering these turtles can weigh up to 2,000 pounds, that equals a serious number of jellies. So it's a good thing mother nature equipped the leatherback with the perfect jellyfish-munching machinery to help soothe its insatiable appetite.

Video: Great White Close-up During Cage Dive

Great white shark makes a very close pass by the shark cage off Neptune Islands in South Australia.  Dive was with Rodney Fox Adventures.
Why hello White Pointer!
When you go great white cage diving, you always want to get a close shot of the feature attraction. But sometimes, they get so close that you wonder if maybe the opening of the cage is just a wee bit too big.  This looks to be one of those occasions.

This cage diver enjoyed a super-sized closeup during a cage dive off the Neptune Islands in South Australia. He was out with Rodney Fox Adventures and states the entire experience was a "ball." Although the video was just released today it was shot in February 2014.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Video: During Great White Dive, a Sea Lion Hides Out in Shark Cage

Sea lion takes brief refuge in shark cage during great white dive.
When you go cage diving to check out great white sharks, you don't normally expect to receive any visitors.

As this pair was watching a great white chase after a bait line, a sea lion swam into view.  Knowing that Mr. Whitey was close by and looking for a meal, the pair kept a close eye on the sea lion probably assuming the worse. Well seemingly, the sea lion was also keeping a close eye on them and decided that the view of the great white from inside the cage would be much safer than from its current vantage point.

Update on Shark Found in Ohio River

Last week we covered a story regarding a shark found in the Ohio River in Manchester, OH. Based on initial information, it was thought to be a bull shark. We have now learned that it was most likely not a bull shark but some other type of shark species.

This morning we contacted the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and spoke with Communication Specialist Kathy Garza-Bchr.  She informed us that they have received the shark from Mr. John Bay and that they plan on having the shark inspected by their marine biologist, who is currently out of town, within the next week or two. They will advise us of his findings when the examination is complete.

In the meantime, they have forwarded photographs to the marine biologist and after review, he does not believe that it is a bull shark.  He could not make a definitive conclusion based on the photos but believes that it was most likely one of three small species of sharks that would not be able to survive in fresh water.  He notes that the shark may have been discarded as part of by-catch or possibly someone had it in an aquarium and let it go in the river.

Ms. Garza-Bchr will get back to us when they have a definitive answer and we'll pass on the info.

Fisherman Who Catches, Kills & Tosses Overboard Undersized Fish Identified Due to Viral Video

Fisherman kill and toss overboard musky fish.
As you can probably guess, we review 100's of videos every month in search of shark videos that you may find of interest.  On occasion, we'll come across a non-shark video that we feel is worth sharing, And this disturbing video that features a happy ending -along with a good message- is one of them.

We initially saw this video when it was re-posted by someone using a misleading shark title.  After watching it, we wanted to find out the full story and we were able to locate the original posting.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Video: Crazy Angler Jumps in Water to Land Shark

Swimmer bear hugs shark in Jupiter Florida.  Fisherman hooks black tip shark from rocks.
Swimmer in the water attempting to wrangle shark (circled) hooked on fisherman's line - Jupiter Florida
I guess it was only a matter of time, we have been seeing quite a few viral videos of people swimming with sharks and then latching on to them in order to take a ride.  Now it looks like some anglers want to get in on the hands-on action as well.

Swimmer bear hugs shark in Jupiter Florida.  Angler catches sharks from rocks but can't land it.
Angler grabs shark - Jupiter, Florida
This crazy video is from Jupiter, FL and shows a fisherman in chest deep water attempting to wrangle a hooked shark.  The angler is up on the rocks and does not appear to be able to land the shark so a buddy takes matters into his own hands.  The shark looks to be a blacktip shark and may be around four feet in length.

To get to the shark, the swimmer grabs the line and works his way down to the hooked end. Once there, he is able to control the shark to some degree and then at the 27 second mark we see him grab it.

Monday, September 15, 2014

California Surfer Struck by 15 Foot Great White Shark

Map location showing were Beau Browning was surfing when he was hit by a 15 foot great white sharkCalifornia surfer Beau Browning was surfing on Saturday, September 13th, when he had a close call with a 15 foot great white shark at about 6:45 p.m.

The surfer told KSBW news that he was about 50 yards from shore at Manresa State Beach in Santa Cruz County when he was struck by a great white while riding a wave. The force of the hit was so powerful that it knocked him about 10 to 15 feet into the air. Browning states that when he looked down, he saw the shark rolling over his board and taking a bite.

Harmless Basking Shark Off the Coast of Cornwall Becomes Media "Man-Eater"

Basking shark identified as Great White off Cornwall England
Basking shark of Cornwall England
From all indications, it would appear that a 12-14 foot shark captured on video 20 miles off the coast of Cornwall, England is indeed a basking shark.  But that didn't stop many, particularly in the news media, from suggesting that it was a "man eating" great white.

The Daily Mail posted the video with the title, "Is this a great white off the coast of Cornwall? Fisherman films 14ft shark swimming alongside his boat sparking claims man-eater has reached Britain."

Video: Boaters Capture Video of 30' Shark Off Grand Manan Island in Canada

30 foot shark spotted off Grand Manan Island in Canada and it's not a great white
We saw this video earlier in the week and although we thought it was pretty cool, we didn't share it at the time.  But since then, we're received three separate inquires asking if we had seen it and more importantly, asking what type of shark it was?  Some thought it was a massive great white shark.

According to the video description/comments, the shark was spotted off Grand Manan Island in Canada and was several feet longer than the boat which was 26 feet.  The videographer estimates the shark was around 30 feet in length.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Video: Incredible Slow Motion Action Showing Great White Breech

Great white breech. Shot by Biopixel at 10000 frames per second
Biopixel posted this amazing slow motion footage of a great white breeching while it attempted to grab at a bait line. In the past, we've seen other slo-mo videos but this one was done at a rate of 1000 frames per second which brings about absolute clarity.

And although the shark disappears for a bit at the top of the frame, this is a fantastic video that I'm sure you'll enjoy.  It was taken by Richard Fitzpatrick, who is one of the founders of Biopixel.

Video: Diving with Seven Gill Sharks in Cape Town South Africa

Tourists who travel to Cape Town, South Africa for a scuba diving vacation have many options.  But most divers who branch out from just focusing on great whites find that diving with seven gill sharks to be one of the best dive experiences according to Mike Nortje who narrates this short video.

Mike ,who is with Pisces Divers, explains that the seven gill sharks are present all year long and divers will encounter anywhere from a handful to possibly up to 30+ sharks.  The area were the sharks are present is shallow at only 12 meters deep and it is quite an accessible spot making it a great dive for people of all skill levels.

One of the unique things about diving with seven gills is that they are very confident sharks explains Mike.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Bull Shark Found in the Ohio River?

Bull shark found in the Ohio River by John Bays at Manchester, OH
Bull shark found in the Ohio River at Manchester, OH - Ledger Independent
In the never ending tales of  'Where's Waldo?' featuring bull sharks, we have another shocker from Ohio where a possible bull shark was found in the Ohio River at Manchester.

The Ledger Independent reports that John Bays of Manchester was preparing to head out to go bass fishing from the Manchester boat launch at Island Creek Campground when he saw a nearly 3 foot bull shark floating in the water.  He believes that it had been struck by a motorboat prop.

With the Cull Now Killed, Western Australia Looks to Expand the Use of Swim Enclosures

This week the Australian Environmental Protection Authority effectively shut down the Western Australian government's controversial catch-and-kill shark policy. WA had been seeking a three year extension of the program but the EPA declared that not enough was known about the impact of killing great whites on the long term viability of the south-western white shark population.

The cull program was enacted earlier this year following the seventh fatal shark attack over a three year period.  The highly contentious program was met with strong opposition from environmental and conservation groups as well as the general public.  In a poll conducted earlier this year by UMR research, they found that 80% of Australians were opposed to the cull.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Video: Freediving with Tiger Sharks in the Bahamas

Eusebio and Christina Saenz de Santamaria freedive with tiger sharks at Tiger Beach in the Bahamas
Eusebio and Christina Saenz de Santamaria freedive with tiger sharks
We come across a fair amount of videos showing divers interacting with tiger sharks at Tiger Beach in the Bahamas; however, what we don't see are videos featuring freedivers doing the same. But fortunately for all of us, that changes today.

This video features freedivers Eusebio and Christina Saenz de Santamaria exploring Tiger Beach and having some close encounters with the tiger sharks that call that area home.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Video: Incredible Footage of a Pod of Orcas Killing and Eating a Tiger Shark

Killer whale pod hunts, kills and eats a tiger shark off Cocos Island Costa Rica
The following video was just posted and it shows a pod of six killer whales hunting and then feeding on a 2.5 meter (8.2 feet) tiger shark.

The video was posted by Edwar Herreño who is a freelance photographer/videographer based in Costa Rica. The video was shot off Cocos Island which is an island that is designated as a National Park off the southwest coast of Costa Rica

It would appear that Edwar was extending the camera underwater while on a boat so not all the footage is perfectly smooth. But it doesn't matter as this is some amazing footage and we are grateful that he posted it.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Video: Hammerhead Shark Visits California Sailboat Kayaker

Hammerhead shark nears kayak sailboat off Solano Beach San Diego CA
This is one of those videos that you just sit back and enjoy watching things unfold. It was shot off Solana Beach in San Diego, CA and the camera used was a GoPro...imagine that ;-)

For the first minute or so we get to see David Applegate cruising at a decent clip in his kayak sailboat. It looked to be a beautiful Southern California day and its enjoyable just taking in the scenery.

Monday, September 8, 2014

50-Year-Old Man Killed in Shark Attack at Clarkes Beach in NSW Australia

Clarkes Beach at Byron Bay - by  Fred O'Donnell Photography
Scene on the beach following the attack
A 50-year-old man, Paul Wilcox, was killed in a shark attack at Byron Bay in New South Wales, Australia.  The attack occurred on Tuesday morning, 09 September 2014.

The man was spotted floating face down in the water with a serious injury to his leg and was pulled to shore by beachgoers at Clarkes Beach. A paddleboarder told Northern Star News that the victim was wearing fins and he assumes that he was swimming at the time of the attack.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Video: Slow Motion Action of Great Hammerhead Tracking Down Bait

Slow motion action of hammerhead shark eating fish.
Hammerhead shark circles about to grab his meal
Here's a beautiful video of a Great Hammerhead honing in on a piece of fish. The action has been reduced to slow motion for the second viewing which gives viewers the opportunity to truly appreciate the beauty of this magnificent shark.

The video was posted by Skyler Thomas and this is what he had to say about the clip:

Video: A Well Trained Shark Plays Dead

Shark plays dead on Youtube video
Shark plays dead
Sharks oftentimes get a bad rap in life. Personally, I don't blame the sharks...I blame bad parenting.

You have to spend time training them when they are young and if you do, you and your shark will have a happy life together.

The video was posted by Fabricio Rabachim and is 31 seconds in length.  Also, if you enjoy this video, check out his second one here.

Video: Kayak Angler Smashes World Record After Landing 1,200 Pound Greenland Shark

Joel Abrahamsson lands 1,247 pound greenland shark off Andörja Island, Norway setting world record
Joel Abrahamsson lands 1,247 greenland shark - from Facbeook
Joel Abrahamsson set a world record on Monday, September 1, 2014 when he landed the largest fish ever caught from a kayak. Joel landed a 4.01 meter (13 feet - 1.87 inches) greenland shark off Andörja Island, Norway from a depth of 500 meters (1,640 feet).  The girth of the shark came in at a whopping 80 inches which conservatively would put the weight of the shark at 556kg (1,247 lbs). This mysterious shark of the deep was estimated to be 200 years old.

Joel Abrahamsson lands 1,247 pound greenland shark off Andörja Island, Norway setting world record
Joel Abrahamsson lands 1,247 greenland shark - from SVT  video
Joel is an avid kayak fisherman and was well prepared for setting a world record. He had stripped/secured everything on his kayak including fishfinders, rodholders, camera mounts etc., that might possibly entangle the fishing line when landing a large fighting fish. He had his paddle tightly secured to the side of the kayak but even still, in the chaos of the fight, he lost the paddle and it later had to be retrieved by his support vessel.  His support team included a film crew to document the entire event and several marine scientists who were on hand to measure, tag and examine the shark.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Video: Whale Shark Seemingly Disappears in Sail Rock Thailand

Sail Rock Thailand Whale Shark
Whale shark disappears through a sea of fish
We are fortunate to have another wonderful whale shark video from Sail Rock.  The location is a premier dive site in the Gulf of Thailand and lies between Koh Phangan and Koh tao.

Sail Rock is a pinnacle which rises to 15m above and 40m below the surface and is famous for its natural underwater vertical swim.  The area is known for having many larger pelagic fish including chevron barracuda, big schools of mackerel, jacks, trevally and tuna. And of course, the dive site is also well known for the whale sharks which pass though on a seasonal basis.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Collection of Videos Showing the Eruption of Papua New Guinea's Tavurvur Volcano

Papua New Guinea's Tavurvur Volcano eruption
Papua New Guinea's Tavurvur Volcano eruption.
Papua New Guinea's Tavurvur Volcano located on the island of New Britain erupted a on Friday spurting volcanic ash tens of thousands of feet into the sky.

Craig Earl-Spurr, a meteorologist with the Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Center in Australia. said the eruption of began early Friday and spewed a thick tower of ash as high as 60,000 feet above sea level.

The volcano is situated only a few kilometers from the township of Rabaul. In 1994, Tavurvur erupted at the same time as nearby Mount Vulcan, destroying Rabaul.

Video: Underwater GoPro Action of Mako Shark Pursuing Dinner

Mako shark pursues and bites at prey
Mako shark in snack mode.
This is a fantastic video of a mako shark in pursuit of a meal. It was taken last summer off Ocean City, MD.

They videographer attached a GoPro HD Hero 3 camera to some trolling gear and then motored along at about 6 to 7 knots.

It wasn't until he retrieved the camera that he realized he had some stellar video of a mako shark in action.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Video: Photographer Gets Friendly with a Tiger Shark at Tiger Beach

Tiger shark Emma at Tiger Beach in the Bahamas takes interest in a photographer
Emma the tiger shark takes an interest in a photographer
It's been awhile since we've come across a video featuring Emma the tiger shark so when this one popped up today, we had to share it.

Emma is a 14 foot tiger shark that has been frequenting Tiger Beach in the Bahamas since the early 2000's. She has become so well known, she even has her own Facebook page.

Several of the guides who bring divers to Tiger Beach are quite comfortable handling the mature tiger shark and there have been numerous videos over the years showing guides handling the large shark.

A Pair of Kayakers in Massachusetts Have Frightening Encounter with Great White

Ida Parker and Kristin Orr had frightening encounter with great white shark off White Horse Beach in Plymouth Massachusetts
Ida Parker (left) and Kristin Orr (right) had scary encounter with great white shark
A pair of kayakers approximately 100 yards off of White Horse Beach in Plymouth, Massachusetts had a scary encounter with a great white shark.

On Wednesday, September 3, 2014, Ida Parker and her friend Kristin Orr decided to venture out and have a closer look at some nearby seals.  According to CBS Boston, the two were aware of the recent reports of great whites in the area but were not concerned.

Once near the seals, they were in the middle of a conversation when a 12 to 14 foot great white shark burst out of the water striking Orr's kayak which caused her to flip over backwards and Parker's to roll over. Parker told NBC Boston that she "saw at least four feet of its head. Four feet of it came up out of the water.”

“The scariest part was sitting in the water thinking he was waiting, wondering where he was. You didn't know if he was under you or around you,” Parker said.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Divers on the Infidel Wreck Off Catalina Island Encounter 16 Foot Great White Shark

Great white at Infidel wreck off Catalina Island, California.
For the last two years, a volunteer group (LAUE: Los Angeles Underwater Explorer) has been working to remove a massive net from the Infidel wreck off Catalina Island in California.

The sunken trawler lies approximately 150 feet below the surface. A massive net which entangles the wreck has become a death trap for seals, sea lions and even birds.

To date, the crew has made great progress and the wreck is beginning to look much better.  As they continue to remove more and more of the net, the net-free parts of the wreck are becoming home to things such as lobsters, crabs, fish and even a wolf eel.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Video: Drone Video Shows Sharks in the Florida Surf Shortly After a 13-Year-Old Girl Was Bitten

Drone captures images of sharks feeding near surfers in Florida
A 13-year-old girl, Alex Masterson, was bitten by a shark while bodysurfing at New Smyrna Beach, Florida. The incident occurred on Sunday, 31 August 2014, at around 4:40pm.

Apparently Masterson was in waist deep water when she suffered a shark bite on her calf.  Both Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue and paramedics treated the girl at the scene.  She was taken to the hospital and received seven stitches.

According to CNN, the below drone video was taken not long after the shark bite incident.  They note that it appears to "show shadows in the water around surfers and swimmers."  After watching the video ourselves, we believe the shadows are indeed sharks, most likely searching out smaller fish.