19 September, 2005 : - - SYDNEY - In a life-and-death struggle, Australian surfer Jake Heron punched the great white shark as it bit his arm and thigh, turning the ocean into a bloody cauldron. Miraculously, Heron, 40, lived to tell the tale. Very few people survive an attack by a great white, which can grow to 20 f
28 August, 2005 : - - Visitors to the Grand Strand's beaches say this week's two shark bites aren't deterring them from getting in the water, and local scientists say that's the right response for such an unlikely occurrence.
29 July, 2005 : - - SYDNEY - The endangered grey nurse shark is its own worst enemy, its young eat each other in the womb, so Australian scientists have a radical rescue plan to artificially inseminate and breed the ocean predator in test-tubes. The grey nurse is one of the fiercest-looking but most docile marine cre
Destin, Fla., June 25 - A 14-year-old girl was killed Saturday in a shark attack in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida Panhandle. Authorities say the girl was from Gonzales, Louisiana, but her identity wasn't released. Officials say the girl and another teen were swimming on boogie boards about 100 yards offshore whe
14 June, 2005 : - - Cape Town, South Africa - This is a copy of an open letter sent today to the Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism by a group of concerned local citizens and organisations, calling for a moratorium and review of the present manner in which the shark cage dive industry is run in South Afric
16 May, 2005 : - - There is a good story that has been circulated on the Internet about a large Great White Shark that towed a vessel backwards after being tail looped. The story, a hoax, is posted below. In fact the photographs (above and below) are of a large short-fin Mako shark that was captured off of Nova Scot
8 May, 2005 : - - GAINESVILLE -- With his two golden retrievers resting their heads in his lap, George Burgess seems gentler than one might expect for a guy who catalogs shark carnage.
18 April, 2005 : - - THE discovery of a boogie board covered in shark bites sparked a police search of an isolated beach near Gerringong yesterday. The board was floating in waters off Crookhaven Heads yesterday morning, 8km south of where a shark patrol crew on Saturday reported seeing an empty board and a single bl
17 April, 2005 : - - CANBERRA, Australia - A surfer fought off a seven-foot shark with his board at an Australian beach Saturday, and then continued surfing, a life guard said. The surfer, Simon Letch, returned to Sydney's Bronte Beach 30 minutes after surviving the attack with a replacement board, despite the beach
Muizenberg has been a safer place thanx to all of you! THANK YOU! I think that if you chat to anyone who has been surfing there or works in the industry there, they will tell you this! And i think it is agreed , that the Surfers Board and our Water Watch ( shark spotters) has been a fantastic success! I kid you not
03 April 2005: - - A Cape Town surfer and diver, who like British tourist Chris Sullivan fought off a great white shark and lived to tell the tale, is now planning to make sharks his livelihood, but in an eco-friendly way.
28 March 2005: - - JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A British tourist has been attacked by a shark while surfing near Cape Town and had to undergo surgery for bites to his right leg and foot, officials say. The attack was the second in a week on a Briton in a coastal area where the Great White shark is a common predator.
22 March 2005: - - Australian police called off a search on Monday for the remains of a man and for the shark that bit him in half in a horrifying attack witnessed by tourists on a luxury boat off Australia's remote west coast.
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