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Great white shark attacks on humans may be case of mistaken identity, study suggests

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On the rare occasion a great white shark attacks a human, the bite may be the result of mistaken identity, according to new research. A study by Australian scientists suggests the apex predator may not be able to visu...

California surfer’s ‘measly punch’ fends off great white shark attack

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Surfers at a beach in Sonoma county, California, used a surfboard strap as a tourniquet to save a man whose right leg was bitten by a great white shark. Eric Steinley was attacked as he surfed about 50 yards from sho...

Doctor’s ‘brilliant’ new first aid technique can stem blood loss after shark attack

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An emergency department doctor says he has developed a simple new way to help save the lives of shark attack victims in the crucial moments after a bite. The technique is described in a paper published today in the jo...

A flying great white shark: Chris Fallows’ best photograph

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There is no more iconic species on the planet than the great white shark. Everybody knows what they are, even in the most landlocked countries on Earth, and people are fascinated by them. The great white sharks at Sea...

Steph Gilmore falls short in record surf title bid as shark halts men’s WSL final

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Carissa Moore clinched her fifth world title leaving Stephanie Gilmore stranded on seven, while Gabriel Medina has won a third men’s crown with victory at the World Surf League Finals in California. The world champion...

NSW shark attack: surfer in his 30s dies after being bitten on north coast near Coffs Harbour

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A surfer has died after he was bitten by a shark on the NSW north coast on Sunday morning. NSW police said emergency crews rushed to Shelly Beach at Emerald Beach, north of Coffs Harbour, just before 11am on Sunday. ...

Looking for love? Dress as a shark! Is Sexy Beasts a new low for dating shows?

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“Ass first, personality second,” says a deadpan beaver at a bar. Meanwhile, a panda with pleading eyes says she wants a baby by the age of 26. A rhino in a dress shirt chips in with “Vulnerability is our biggest muscl...

‘I’d let you bite me!’ Shark Beach With Chris Hemsworth is dangerously flirty TV

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There are only three reasons why you would watch the new documentary Shark Beach With Chris Hemsworth: you love sharks, beaches or Chris Hemsworth. Hopefully it’s the latter, because that’s clearly what the producers ...

California shark attack: surfer survives great white bite near San Francisco

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A surfer was severely injured in an attack by a great white shark off California on Saturday, one month after researchers found that numbers of the predator were growing in the region. The 35-year-old man was able to...

Surfer dies after shark attack on NSW mid-north coast

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A surfer has died after he was attacked by a shark off Tuncurry beach on the New South Wales mid-north coast. Paramedics were called to the beach, just north of Forster, about 11.20am on Tuesday after the man aged in ...

Great White review – hangry shark thriller gets stuck in the shallows

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This Australian survival thriller gives us another global warming threat to worry about – hangry sharks. When a great white the size of a 4X4 starts chomping through holidaymakers, marine biologist Charlie (Aaron Jaku...

Shark sighting marks Mick Fanning’s surfing comeback at Narrabeen

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Mick Fanning dodged a shark in his World Surf League return, but there was no getting around Brazilian world champion Italo Ferreira. The Australian veteran’s wildcard appearance coincided with a shark sighting which ...

Shark sketches, dinosaur drawings… my two-year-old thinks I’m a genius

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If you haven’t drawn something for a two-year-old recently, I highly recommend it. The reaction is immediate and delirious, although it could be down to my particularly good skills as an artist. My Iggle Piggle is ren...

Below the surface: reports of rising shark attacks don’t tell the whole story

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Call it pessimism or a remarkable sixth sense, but Chantelle Doyle always had a feeling that a shark was going to bite her one day – and she was proved right. One morning in August 2020, while surfing off Port Macquar...

When you’re a Jet and a Shark: West Side Story’s George Chakiris

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“I don’t think I was good enough,” confesses George Chakiris. “I was too nervous.” Zooming from Los Angeles, the 86-year-old star is not appraising his Oscar-winning role in West Side Story or his stints as a chorus d...

‘Giant luminous shark’: researchers discover three deep-sea sharks glow in the dark

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Scientists studying sharks off New Zealand have discovered that three deep-sea species glow in the dark – including one that is now the largest-known luminous vertebrate. Bioluminescence – the production of visible li...

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