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  1. News - World - TOURISM

    Great white sharks draw tourists to Cape Cod in Massachusetts despite fears

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:00pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Chatham, United States Locals on Cape Cod benefit from tourist surge as they take visitors out to sea and sell T-shirts Great white sharks draw sightseers despite fears Its reputation as a man-eating predator aside, the great white shark is emerging as a boon for tourism on Cape Cod, the Massachusetts peninsula popular among beach combers. Unlike the classic ...

  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Great white shark population growing, new US analysis of data finds

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Orlando, United States Great white shark on the up, says study A new look at research on great white sharks in the northeast Pacific Ocean indicates the population is probably ... especially sea lions and seals. In addition, white sharks have been protected as a prohibited species, making it illegal to bring a great white to dock. He said he and some other shark experts ...

  3. News - World - NATURE

    Great white sharks live three times as long as thought, carbon dating shows

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 10:59pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Carbon dating shows life span of the ocean predators three times what was believed Great white sharks live longer than was thought Great white sharks ... researchers analysed vertebrae from four male and four female adult white sharks from the northwestern Atlantic Ocean. The largest male was 73 years old and the largest female was 40, said the report ...

  4. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South African court convicts fisherman for killing great white shark

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cape Town Angler convicted for killing rare shark A South African court has convicted a man for killing a great white shark in the country's first ruling ... wildlife, has listed great white sharks as a vulnerable species. Present around the globe, the fearsome predators can grow to more than six metres in length. Commercial fishermen prize their fins, ...

  5. Huge shark is spotted in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Twelve beaches in Hong Kong were closed after a large shark was seen near Lamma Island last week. Anne-Sophie Girard was one of the first people to see the giant fish. She was on a boat ... that moment, we were just really scared. It was quite a big shark,' she said. It may have been a whale shark, the world's biggest kind of shark. They can grow to over 12 metres long and weigh ...

  6. Family tells of terror after shark shuts down beaches

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... call,' she said. The couple believe the creature they saw was a whale shark, the world's largest shark species, due to distinctive markings on its back. 'It is very big, grey with white ... Danny Mok, Helene Franchineau and Jolie Ho A woman has described the terrifying moment when she saw a huge shark as she swam with a group of children off Lamma Island. Police confirmed ...

  7. Have your say

    Posted Aug 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for millions of years. Yet they are an extremely endangered species now. Many people believe that all sharks are dangerous. Actually, only three out of the 368 species are dangerous: white sharks ... Although this would raise a lot of money for Hong Kong, it would be a great burden on the city's poor. They will not be able to afford necessities such as food and clothes. I think ...

  8. T-Mac's bowl of shark's fin soup raises hackles

    Posted Sep 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of shark are listed on the World Conservation Union's Red List of Threatened and Endangered Wildlife, though only three, the whale shark, basking shark and great white, are protected under ... Donald Asprey US basketball player Tracy McGrady has drawn fire from local wildlife campaigners and animal rights activists for devouring a bowl of shark's fin soup during his recent ...

  9. Philippe Cousteau

    Posted Dec 10th 2006, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... great white sharks out of southern Australia two months ago. We had to get up early in the morning to be ready when the sharks appeared, which can happen anytime throughout the day, so you have ... of white sharks is sea lions or seals. If you look at a human on a surf board with his hands flapping on both sides, from below it looks pretty much like a seal. I think that's why they bite ...

  10. Sharks too close for comfort

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Timothy Chui A new study has found great white sharks do swim close to shore. People thought sharks did not go close to shore before. Experts found sharks in San Francisco Bay. This means they also swim near busy beaches. Background The findings were based on a study of 179 Pacific great whites. Experts found some sharks travelled as far as 5,000 kilometres. The study's lead ...




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