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1,400 pounds of shark fins seized at Miami port

Feb. 3, 2020 1:36 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Wildlife inspectors seized 1,400 pounds (635 kilograms) of shark fins at a Miami port, officials said on Monday. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said the shipment of dried fins arrived in 18 boxes and was believed to have originated in South America, and likely bound for Asia. Officials...

Scientists report trove of shark fossils in Mammoth Cave

Feb. 1, 2020 12:47 PM EST

MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. (AP) — Paleontologists working at Mammoth Cave National Park say they have discovered shark fossils that include part of a shark head and dorsal fins. The “Mammoth Cave National Park Fossil Shark Research Project” began when specialists mapping the cave system discovered...

Beach ranger: North Carolina surfer suffers shark bite

Jan. 14, 2020 7:57 AM EST

RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man taking advantage of unseasonably warm weather was bitten by a shark while surfing off the coast Monday afternoon, according to a chief beach ranger. A 26-year-old was taken to the Outer Banks Hospital about 2:30 p.m. with injuries that weren't considered...

Man killed in shark attack off Western Australia state

Jan. 5, 2020 4:35 AM EST

PERTH (AP) — A man was killed by a shark Sunday while diving near Esperance off the coast of Western Australia state. The attack happened as the man was diving from a boat at Cull Island off Esperance just after 1 p.m. His body has not been found. The Department of Primary Industries confirmed the attack,...

In this Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, image taken from video released by the U.S. Coast Guard, a man, wearing a full-body wetsuit, is hoisted up from a boat into a helicopter near Santa Rosa Island, one of the Channel Islands in Southern California. A shark reportedly bit the surfer Saturday afternoon in a

Surfer attacked by shark calls rescue a "Christmas miracle"

Dec. 24, 2019 1:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A surfer attacked by a shark off the coast of Southern California called his tale of survival a “Christmas miracle” that he hopes will inspire others who are going through tough times. Adam Coons, 37, was surfing his last wave of the day near Santa Rosa Island, one of the...