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New Jersey Swimmers Beware: That Dolphin Might Be A Shark!


Wildlife officials are warning people against getting too close to a family of dolphins that have been hanging out in two New Jersey rivers, saying sharks have also been known to frequent the area.

Bull sharks, which have a pretty bad rep for attacking humans, have been known to swim in the same section of the Navesink River where the 15 wayward dolphins have been staying, said Bob Schoelkopf, co-director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine.

“In that area are bull sharks that go in there quite frequently,” he said. “You never know what you might be looking at; it could be a dolphin or it could be a shark.”

Wildlife officials have been concerned about the increasing number of boaters and jetskiers getting too close to the dolphins, which have been in the area since June. Federal regulations require that boaters stay at least 50 yards away from the dolphins; harassing them is punishable by a $10,000 fine.

Schoelkopf said it might have been a shark that one man recently tried chasing after seeing something big break the surface of the water; the man’s wife later reported the encounter. Schoelkopf said the animal probably WAS NOT A DOLPHIN because it never resurfaced, which dolphins must do regularly to breathe.

He also said quite a few injured seals were found in the area with wounds from shark attacks.

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Croc VS Shark!


Paul van Bruggen snapped these amazing pictures of a 8 ft saltie dining out on a shark on the banks of the Daly River, in Australia.

“We went past one section of the river and we heard some splashing,” he said.

“We looked across and saw a shark’s tail coming up out of the water and then a crocodile’s head came up and grabbed it.” Mr van Bruggen said the crocodile knew exactly what it was doing, dragging the shark on to unfamiliar dry land before finishing off its prey.

“How smart is the crocodile? It if was you or me it would be dragging you in to drown you, but it takes the shark up on dry land,” he said.

The fisherman, who was on the Daly River last Friday for the Barra Classic, said the crocodile definitely wanted shark for dinner.

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Watch Your Backs, Ragged Tooth Shark Released

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Elle, the ragged tooth shark who was residing at the Two Oceans Aquarium in South Africa, was released into the sea about 50 miles out of Struisbaai, Cape Agulhas, around noon last Wednesday.

Apparently, she couldn’t wait to get a taste of freedom. She darted off in to the sea so fast, photogs didn’t even have time to adjust their lenses.

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Winehouse Says Sharks Saved Her Life!

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Amy Wino spent the past week at Bryan Adams’s villa in Mustique to freshen’ up for the new year. Apparently Amy says daily scuba diving trips with the Adams, and a gaggle of wild reef sharks at feeding time, have helped her kick her addictions.

“I’ve learnt to appreciate simple things, like the beauty of nature. And it’s taught me to face my fears. It’s a different world down there. I can look at things in a new way.

“I’ve come to the realisation that life is short, so I want to make sure I live every minute of it.”

Yeah, right.

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Croc Eats Shark for Lunch

I’ll have what he’s having…
A large saltwater crocodile was seen munching on a bull shark on the banks of the Daly River. It dragged the shark up on to a sandbank and enjoyed a nice little snack.

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Happy 4th!!

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The Incredible Barking Shark!

Thanks MK

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Nice Teeth

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Here’s all that’s left from the 8-foot bull shark that was caught by a guy fishing from his backyard dock on Sunday. Its body became shark bait.

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Giant Shark Terrorizes Fishermen

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An 19 ft shark terrified three fishermen as it circled their boat for 25 minutes off Mandurah yesterday.

Rob Worthington, 28, said the shark was longer than his fibreglass cruiser and approached the boat while it was anchored on a reef. But the fishermen were unable to get away because the boat’s anchor was wedged in the reef. They called for assistance from water police, who were on the way to help when the anchor finally came free. Phew!

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Georgia Aquarium Gets Two New Whale Sharks

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Two large trucks with police escorts flashing their lights rumbled up to the world’s largest aquarium early Friday with its newest residents, Yushan and Taroko—two whale sharks that had made an 8,000-mile journey from Taiwan. Their arrival comes just over four months after the death of Ralph, another whale shark that was a star of the Georgia Aquarium when it opened in 2005.

Lets hope Yushan and Taroko last a little longer than Ralph did…

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