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Study of Cape Cod shark problem finds no definitive solution

Oct. 16, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A long-awaited report on what to do about the great white sharks prowling Cape Cod waters offered more than two dozen suggestions but concluded there is nothing that can provide 100% safety. The report by the Woods Hole Group — a coalition of towns, the Cape Cod National...

Researchers say 13-foot shark bitten by even bigger shark

Oct. 16, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Researchers say they've come across a nearly 13-foot great white shark with teeth marks on its jaw and head. They say it was likely bitten by an even bigger shark. The Charlotte Observer reported Wednesday that the heavily scarred 1,164-pound shark was captured and released earlier...

Woman pleads not guilty to selling shark fins in Portland

Oct. 13, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman has pleaded not guilty to charges of selling dried shark fins in a Portland store. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports 52-year-old Agnes Yu of Happy Valley is charged with four misdemeanor counts of selling dried shark fins at Wing Ming Herbs in southeast Portland. She pleaded...

Cape Cod officials to release report on dealing with sharks

Oct. 13, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

EASTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Cape Cod officials are expected to release a long-awaited report on ways the tourist destination can deal with a growing population of great white sharks. The Woods Hole Group will present its findings Thursday at Nauset Regional High School in Eastham. Cape Cod National Seashore...

Beach drownings: Deadly currents stalk swimmers

Oct. 12, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Lorenzo may have spared the United States a direct hit, but its powerful currents and rough surf claimed at least four lives in North Carolina last week, including that of a top executive from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and two swimmers in...

UMaine scientist to lead migratory fish consortium

Oct. 7, 2019 5:22 AM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — A scientist from the University of Maine will lead a new consortium that focuses on the sustainability of highly migratory fish species such as tuna and sharks. The Pelagic Ecosystem Research Consortium will be headed by UMaine's Walt Golet. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Mississippi Aquarium sets opening date in 2020

Sep. 30, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A $93 million aquarium on Mississippi's Gulf Coast is now set to open on April 30, 2020. The opening date for the Mississippi Aquarium was announced at the recent Splash Bash fundraiser for the Gulfport attraction, The Sun Herald reported . Aquarium supporters are aiming to raise $10...

Mississippi researchers nurse, study rare injured whale

Sep. 17, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Veterinarians say a rare whale with shark bite wounds found stranded along the Mississippi coast is showing signs of improvement. News outlets report fishermen spotted the melon-headed whale Thursday near Cat Island. Institute for Marine Mammal Studies researchers say the juvenile...

Cape Cod officials reflect 1 year after fatal shark attack

Sep. 15, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — Officials on Cape Cod are reflecting on the one-year anniversary of Massachusetts' first fatal shark attack in more than 80 years. Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent Brian Carlstrom tells The Cape Cod Times that the famous tourist region has improved its emergency response...

Fisherman gets 10 days for dragging live shark behind boat

Sep. 14, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida fisherman will spend five weekends in jail after pleading guilty to misdemeanor animal cruelty for dragging a live shark by the tail from a boat. The Bradenton Herald reports that Robert Benac III will also pay a $2,500 fine, perform 250 hours of service at an animal...