Latest Sharks News

Police: Shark kills US tourist snorkeling in Bahamas

Sep. 06, 2022 22:10 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A shark attacked and killed a U.S. cruise ship passenger who was snorkeling in waters around the Bahamas on Tuesday, according to authorities. The incident involved a 58-year-old woman from Pennsylvania and occurred at a popular snorkeling spot near...

Woman suffers apparent shark bite on Maui's north shore

Sep. 03, 2022 23:53 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials said a woman suffered what appeared to be a shark bite Saturday in a bay on Maui’s north shore, and they are warning people to stay out of nearby waters. Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources said the woman was taken to a hospital for...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Sep. 01, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

The Times and Democrat. August 26, 2022. Editorial: Real danger is to sharks, not from them Shark attacks always make news. Most recent is the story from Myrtle Beach this past week involving two swimmers being bitten by sharks. Both were...

Boy, 8, finds huge shark tooth fossil while on SC vacation

Aug. 27, 2022 01:02 AM EDT

Riley Gracely and his family were looking around the piles of dirt and gravel at Palmetto Fossil Excursions in Summerville when he saw something that looked like a tooth. The 8-year-old Lebanon, Pennsylvania, boy started digging in the soil, clay and gravel and pulled out a huge...

2 shark bites reported at S. Carolina's most popular beach

Aug. 19, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Two swimmers survived being bitten by sharks this week at South Carolina's most popular beach. Both people were attacked in Myrtle Beach on Monday with one suffering a serious injury to the forearm and the second a more glancing bite to the leg, police...

Review: 'Beast,' with Idris Elba, has B-movie bite

Aug. 18, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

Sharks, grizzlies, giant snakes and rampaging apes have traditionally been the go-to choices for animal-kingdom antagonists in survival thrillers. Lions not so much. Maybe the king of the jungle has always been too regal, too majestic — too heroic — to be lowered to the status of mere...

Giant sharks once roamed the seas, feasting on huge meals

Aug. 17, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Today's sharks have nothing on their ancient cousins. A giant shark that roamed the oceans millions of years ago could have devoured a creature the size of a killer whale in just five bites, new research suggests. For their study published Wednesday, researchers...

California paddleboarder uninjured in shark encounter

Aug. 11, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. (AP) — A California paddleboarder and his dog were thrown into the ocean when a shark bit the board but both survived the encounter without injuries, authorities said. The Wednesday morning attack occurred about 150 yards (137 meters) off Lovers Point Beach in...

World's toughest turtle? Survivor among 8 returned to ocean

Aug. 02, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — If what doesn't kill you truly makes you stronger, then Titan is the strongest turtle in the ocean. The juvenile Loggerhead turtle has been gashed by a boat propeller, had part of his front flipper bitten off by a shark, and was being attacked by a...

Feds target US companies caught in lucrative shark fin trade

Aug. 02, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — It's one of the seafood industry's most gruesome hunts. Every year, the fins of as many as 73 million sharks are sliced from the backs of the majestic sea predators, their bleeding bodies sometimes dumped back into the ocean where they are left to suffocate or die of...