After shark attacks, is Cape Cod ready for tourist season?

U.S. 05/24/19, 05:25

As Cape Cod's tourist season gets underway, there's uncertainty after two shark attacks — including Massachusetts' first fatal attack since 1936 — rattled beachgoers last year and sparked a still unresolved debate about how the vacation destination should respond.Among the ...

Documentary released 2 years after filmmaker’s diving death

U.S. 03/01/19, 17:15

The family and friends of a Canadian filmmaker and conservationist who died during a shark-filming excursion in the Florida Keys are releasing his final documentary. "Sharkwater Extinction" made a limited theatrical release Friday. Sharkwater Productions says the DVD is set for ...

After fatal shark attack, some complain of slow response

U.S. 02/24/19, 12:14

Unease is growing among surfers, fishermen and residents of touristy Cape Cod that officials are responding far too slowly after last summer's shark attacks, which included the nation's lone human fatality of 2018. A long-awaited study looking at seal culling, shark ...

Significant drop in shark bites reported worldwide in 2018

U.S. 01/28/19, 16:13

University of Florida researchers say far fewer shark bites were reported worldwide last year.According to the university's International Shark Attack File, 66 bites were documented in 2018, compared with 88 the previous year. That's 26 percent lower than the five-year ...

Researchers come face to face with huge great white shark

U.S. 01/18/19, 12:59

Two shark researchers who came face to face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that would protect sharks in Hawaii. Ocean Ramsey, a shark ...

California surfer survives shark attack, gets 50 stitches

U.S. 01/10/19, 03:05

A surfer suffered leg bites but survived a shark attack on California's Central Coast after kicking the massive fish away. Nick Wapner, 19, was bitten on Tuesday morning while he was surfing with friends off Montana de Oro State Park, the ...

In the land of Jaws, a real-life shark debate

U.S. 12/21/18, 10:40

The seaside destination that gave the world Jaws is going through its own, real-life shark crisis.Two shark attacks, including the nation's lone human fatality so far this year, have sparked months of debate on Cape Cod about how to respond ...

Japanese boat owners charged with helping smuggle shark fins

U.S. 12/14/18, 14:11

U.S. prosecutors in Hawaii are accusing the owners and officers of a Japanese fishing boat of helping Indonesian fishermen smuggle nearly 1,000 shark fins, worth about $58,000 on the black market.Boat owners Hamada Suisan Co. Ltd. and JF Zengyoren, or ...

13-year-old shark bite victim released from hospital

U.S. 10/04/18, 21:02

A 13-year-old boy who was attacked by a shark as he dived for lobster off the Southern California coast is out of the hospital.KGTV-TV says Keane Webre-Hayes was released Thursday from Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego. He suffered a ...

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