From Macedonia International News Agency (follow link for more and picture of the terrifying shark): The Serbian hero was too drunk to remember what had happened, though one of his friends who witnessed the incident explained it all for the Belgrade based media. Dragan Stevic was dubbed by the Egyptian media as “Shark El Sheikh” . . . → Read More: Drunk Man Kills Shark by Jumping onto its Head
A fascinating 10 minute short film. Hat tip to KaylinQ. Info from the youtube account: Dir. Roger Teich / USA / 2004 Ron Elliott is the only sea urchin diver at the Farallon Islands off the coast of Northern California, where he shares the water with big Great White Sharks, which is just the . . . → Read More: Picking Urchins From the Devil’s Teeth
Major hat tip to Bomai Cruz on twitter. More details at National Geographic. RUN FOR THE HILLS!!!!! ITS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THEY COME ON LAND FOR US!!! Remember, you can’t trust a killer whale… . . . → Read More: HOLY $#!@ KILLER WHALES EAT GREAT WHITES!!!1!!1!
Former DSN rockstar and Aquanautix founder Peter Etnoyer, and colleagues, recently explored 900 meter depths off Roatan, Honduras and came across a 10 foot long Smalltooth Sandtiger shark! Needless to say he was a little excited.
[Update: Apparently many shark sightings were actually dolphins. You may consider being EVEN MORE AFRAID.] Two more white sharks were sighted on Sunday right here on La Jolla Shores in San Diego, combining with last week’s San Onofre sighting to give San Diego County a little “Summer of the Sharks” feeling. According to the 10 . . . → Read More: Should you worry about white sharks in SoCal?
It’s been an eventful week here in the Southern California Bight – the northwest-southeast slanting part of the coastline between Point Conception (north of Los Angeles) and Ensenada, Mexico. There’s a bright green algae bloom making the waves look like they’ve been highlighted with a fluorescent marker. The color is caused by an algae bloom . . . → Read More: SoCal sea a-swim with scum and sharks
KAZ – A new occasional series modeled from Ed Yong’s Pocket Science where I will briefly report a few cool studies and tell you why I think they are cool! ———————————- Bathykorus bouilloni, new species. Kevin Raskoff from Monterey Peninsula College (where I got my start in science!) describes a new genus and species of . . . → Read More: The Tide Pool: New Jelly, Misplaced 6-Gill, Old Ostracods
Finally, the truth about shark attacks that sharks DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW. Thanks Summer!
Via Climate Shifts this morning I discovered this video which enamored me for two and a half minutes. You have to go there to get the skinny on the video though (you should be reading them anyways!), but the punchline is “The range of fish, sharks, rays, sea snakes and other animals sighted on BRUVS . . . → Read More: Sharks and Reef Fish Trash Baited Camera