sharks

September 06, 2018 - 5:13 pm
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 nutrition from...
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Sand Tiger Sharks at the New York Aquarium.
New York Aquarium
September 05, 2018 - 5:53 pm
ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) -- Researchers say a tooth taken from the leg of a boy bitten at New York's Fire Island has been identified as that of a sand tiger shark. University of Florida researchers compared DNA from the tooth to a genetic dataset of sharks to determine its species. In a release Wednesday,...
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Mike McCarthy
August 28, 2018 - 2:50 pm
BROOKLYN (1010 WINS) -- "Jaws" it was not. But a small shark that swam ashore Tuesday afternoon on Coney Island Beach off of West 16th Street still left beach-goers a bit shocked. The shark made it's appearance around 1 p.m. and returned to the water soon afterwards, but not before it was...
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A sign warns visitors to Long Nook Beach of recent shark sightings, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 in Truro, Mass. A man swimming off Cape Cod was attacked by a shark on Wednesday and was airlifted to a hospital. It was the first shark attack on a human on the popular summer tourist destination since 2012. (Merrily Cassidy/The Cape Cod Times via AP)
August 15, 2018 - 8:14 pm
TRURO, Mass. (AP) — A man swimming off Cape Cod was attacked by a shark on Wednesday and was airlifted to a hospital. It was the first shark attack on a human at the popular summer tourist destination since 2012. The victim was a 61-year-old man, who suffered puncture wounds to his torso and legs,...
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This undated photo provided by the Bexar County Sheriff's Office in San Antonio, Texas shows Anthony Shannon. Shannon is charged with felony theft for stealing the horn shark Saturday from the San Antonio Aquarium. Shannon tells San Antonio TV station KENS that he's an "activist, not a criminal." (Bexar County Sheriff's Office via AP)
August 02, 2018 - 12:19 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The man accused of swiping a shark from a Texas aquarium says he did so because he was concerned about the sea creature's wellbeing. Anthony Shannon is charged with felony theft for stealing the horn shark Saturday from the San Antonio Aquarium. The heist, which was captured on...
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July 31, 2018 - 1:02 pm
LEON VALLEY, Texas (AP) — Two men have confessed to snatching a small shark from a Texas aquarium's interactive touch tank, then whisking it away, wrapping it in a blanket and concealing it in a baby stroller, police say. Miss Helen, the 16-inch-long (40-centimeter-long) gray horn shark, was...
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In this photo taken July 26, 2018, a giant jellyfish sculpture is viewed from below at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans. The sculpture, made from fishing buoys and cut-up water bottles that washed up on the Pacific Coast, is among six placed around the aquarium. (AP Photo/Janet McConnaughey)
July 31, 2018 - 1:46 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Huge sculptures of sea life are dotted about New Orleans' aquarium and zoo , all of them made from plastic trash that washed ashore. There's a great white shark made partly of bottle caps and beach toys and a jellyfish made mostly of cut-up water bottles. The artwork, part of a...
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Swimming sign at Fire Island.
Dreamstime
July 20, 2018 - 1:14 pm
ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) -- Officials have confirmed one of two children bitten in the leg off New York's Fire Island was bitten by a shark. The state Department of Environmental Conservation says a tooth fragment removed from a 13-year-old boy's leg is consistent with a shark's tooth, but it could not...
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Sand Tiger Sharks at the New York Aquarium.
New York Aquarium
June 28, 2018 - 11:35 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society is opening a new shark exhibit at the aquarium in Coney Island. The nearly 58,000 SqFt building houses around 60 sharks and rays, a handful of them are New York natives whose brethren live off the boardwalk. Aquarium director John Dohlin...
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