Latest Sharks News

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...

Shark sightings get more common at New York beaches

Jul. 29, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — As bathers cooled themselves in the Atlantic surf on New York's Fire Island last Wednesday, Reily Winston held up a smooth dogfish shark his friend had just caught fishing off a pier in an inlet behind the beach. He briefly cradled the bloodied shark in his hands before...

Discovery's 'Shark Week' hopes to enchant and thrill viewers

Jul. 21, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If you think you're safe avoiding sharks by simply staying out of the water, think again. A few species of epaulette sharks have evolved to move their pectoral fins in the front and pelvic fins in the back to plod along outside the water at low tide. Just to be...

Shark bites surfer at same beach where lifeguard was bitten

Jul. 14, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A surfer says he was bitten by a shark at the same Long Island beach where a shark bit a lifeguard 10 days earlier. Shawn Donnelly told Newsday that he was lying on his surfboard about 12 yards (11 meters) from shore at Smith Point County Park in Shirley on...

Man bitten by great white shark in California goes home

Jul. 13, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. (AP) — A man who was bitten by a great white shark off the central California coast last month was released from the hospital on Wednesday. Steve Bruemmer, 62, was released from Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, after undergoing three weeks of hospital care...

Long Island seeing more sharks; experts say it's a good sign

Jul. 10, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — More sharks are being spotted in the waters off Long Island, a trend that is likely to continue — and experts say that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Cleaner oceans, warmer water temperatures and a resurgence of bunker fish that sharks feed on are seen as...

Lifeguard on NY's Fire Island latest to be bitten by a shark

Jul. 08, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

Ocean Beach, N.Y. (AP) — A lifeguard in the Fire Island community of Ocean Beach is the latest person to be bitten in recent days by a shark in New York's Long Island waters. Ocean Beach Mayor James Mallott tells Newsday the lifeguard was performing training about 150 to 200 yards...

Italy seeks to bring home family whose son died in Egypt

Jul. 07, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Italian Foreign Ministry said Thursday it is working to quickly bring back from Egypt an Italian family whose 6-year-old son died suddenly in the leading Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh and the parents ended up hospitalized. Italian news reports said the child was...