Aggressive Great White Shark Stalks Australian Family

A picture of the actual shark that assaulted the family's boat

By David Nankervis A family stalked in their boat by a great white shark off Adelaide yesterday says they feared for swimmers at a nearby beach. The massive shark – one witness said it was longer than 5m – was seen as close as 1km from the West Lakes Shore beach by boaters aboard at least three vessels between 8.30am and 11.30am yesterday. Surf Life Saving SA was alerted … [Read more...]

Surfer Shares Wave With Great White Shark in Australia!

Surfer Fergal Smith rides a wave off the coast of Perth, Australia, unaware he is just a few feet from a Great White Shark

PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA This is the adrenaline-pumping moment surfer Fergal Smith catches a 'tube' completely unaware he is sharing the wave with a Great White shark. Mr. Smith, 21, from Ireland was surfing two miles off the coast of Perth in Western Australia when he found himself just a few feet from the 500-pound monster. The holidaymaker only realized his close … [Read more...]

The Baddest Bite – Great White Sharks

a great white shark clamps down with a force of 2 tons

Australian-led researchers have found that a great white shark clamps down with a force of 2 tons. The most powerful bite known of any animal alive, that's 3 times the force of a lion and 23 times that of a person—though just a nip compared with the 12- to 20-ton bite of the extinct megalodon shark. Smithsonian Magazine … [Read more...]

Great White Shark Assaults Sea Lion in Malibu

UPDATE: The Los Angeles Times has posted some comments from Ralph Collier at The Shark Research Committee: "In regards to the prior migratory movements of adult white sharks off the Southern California coastline, in the past it was necessary for the sharks, once they had pupped, to travel to Central and Northern California because the majority of the pinniped rookeries and … [Read more...]

Ocean Beach White Shark Sighting

Hot on the heels of two additional recent sightings,The Shark Research Committee has posted another account of a great white shark sighting at Ocean Beach, San Francisco (yes, still in the heart of the infamous Red Triangle!) As we usually do with these reports, we've excerpted the story below - visit the The Shark Research Committee's Pacific Shark News for more … [Read more...]

Surf Beach Shark Attack: The Final Word

Our breaking news report on a Surf Beach shark attack has been quite the saga at The Fear Beneath; the original details we published from a misleading email were called into question, and a series of follow-up communications resulted in what we now believe to be the truth of the matter. The story has now been picked up and covered by KSBY 6 Action News, MSNBC, Vandenberg … [Read more...]

South Africa To Protect Great White Shark

This press release, published by SABC News, is riddled with eccentricity: not much mention of what actual conservation is happening, and team leader Kock working in Kalk Bay. The Fear Beneath has published it anyway in case it might interest our readers. South Africa is the first country to give protection to one of the ocean's ferocious predators, the great white shark. … [Read more...]

Surf Beach Shark Attack Details Disputed!

Surf Beach Shark Attack Article Web Statistics

Our exclusive story breaking the news of surfer "Kyle" being attacked in Surf Beach, near Lompoc, California, generated a fairly significant amount of traffic for The Fear Beneath and was covered by both The Shark Research Committee and The International Shark Attack File. In the last few days, the post has been viewed over 2,000 times and now has almost 30 comments. It was … [Read more...]

Great White Shark Caught & Released… Again.

Catch and Release Great White Shark in Santa Barbara Channel

The Los Angeles Times blogs about the female adolesecent Great White Shark that recently spent an 11-day stint in the glass slammer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL, CALIFORNIA By Veronique de Turenne Remember the great white shark caught off the SoCal coast, moved to an exhibit in the Monterey Bay Aquarium, then released after 11 days because she … [Read more...]

Record Year For White Shark Tagging

Another tagged New Zealand great white shark has migrated to the Great Barrier Reef off Australia – 1 of nine sharks to be satellite tagged this year. The 3.5 metre shark, nicknamed ‘Thomas,’ was tagged with a popup archival satellite tag. The tag records information on light levels (from which approximate daily latitude and longitude can be estimated) as well as water depth … [Read more...]