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Australia police call off search for man attacked by shark

Nov. 07, 2021 09:04 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Police in western Australia on Sunday called off a search for a swimmer who was attacked by a shark. The wife of Paul Millachip, 57, said she was with him at the Port Beach in the suburb of Perth on Saturday morning when two teenagers on a boat witnessed...

Rescuers in west Australia search for man attacked by sharks

Nov. 06, 2021 05:24 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Rescue services in western Australia were searching for a man who was attacked by multiple sharks, police said. Two teenagers on a boat saw what they believed was a shark attack at Port Beach in the North Fremantle suburb of Perth on Saturday morning and...

Surfer bitten by shark in water off Northern California

Oct. 03, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — A surfer was bitten on the leg by a shark off the Northern California coast and airlifted to a hospital, authorities said. The man was with a group of surfers off Sonoma County's Salmon Creek Beach when the shark bit him on the thigh, according to...

Great Wall of Lights: China’s sea power on Darwin’s doorstep

Sep. 24, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

ABOARD THE OCEAN WARRIOR in the eastern Pacific Ocean (AP) — It’s 3 a.m., and after five days plying through the high seas, the Ocean Warrior is surrounded by an atoll of blazing lights that overtakes the nighttime sky. “Welcome to the party!" says third officer...

Rhode Island researchers tracking 8 young great white sharks

Sep. 14, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

WAKEFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Researchers are hoping that eight recently released young great white sharks will yield insights into some of the questions scientists still have about the famous species. The sharks were released after being tagged with tracking devices by...

Shark tourism grows on Cape Cod, 3 years after attacks

Sep. 06, 2021 01:01 AM EDT

CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — There’s no ominous music, no telltale fin breaking the surface as the powerful silhouette of a great white shark glides alongside the small tour boat off Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Michael Simard crouches low and points a finger in the direction...

Surfer fatally bitten by shark off Australia's east coast

Sep. 05, 2021 02:04 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A surfer was fatally bitten by a shark off Australia's eastern coast Sunday as many locals went to beaches to celebrate Father's Day. Fellow surfers, bystanders and paramedics gave the man CPR but he had a critical arm injury and could not be revived, New...

Report: More sharks, rays threatened with extinction

Sep. 04, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The world's sharks and rays have seen declines in their populations since 2014 and more and more are now threatened with extinction, according to a new red list released Saturday at a global conference aimed at protecting dwindling species. The Komodo...