Latest Sharks News

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...

Entire south shore of Nantucket closed for shark sightings

Aug. 19, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Multiple shark sightings near swimming beaches prompted the closure of the entire south shore of Nantucket on Wednesday, officials said. Nantucket Harbor Master Sheila Lucey said there were at least five shark sightings throughout the day and...

Maine deploys shark warning flags due to great white tracker

Aug. 14, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) — Maine's plan to use shark warning flags this year came into play on Friday when a great white shark was spotted off Cape Elizabeth. The eight-foot juvenile shark named “Tuck” was detected by a tracking device off Crescent Beach State...

Girl's injuries consistent with shark bite, a Maryland first

Aug. 06, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A Pennsylvania girl's injuries at a Maryland beach are consistent with a bite from a sandbar shark and would be a first for the state, according to the state's Department of Natural Resources. Experts made the determination after reviewing photos...

Girl injured in suspected shark attack in Maryland

Aug. 04, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A 12-year-old Pennsylvania girl suffered injuries after a suspected shark attack in Maryland that left her with 42 stitches for 20 cuts, family members said. Jordan Prushinski and her family told WBRE-TV that they were on vacation Monday at the...