At the Southern tip of Africa a deadly game of cat and mouse is played out over and over again in the salty waters off the fabled Cape of Storms. By Cheryl-Samantha Owen Each Southern hemisphere winter, between May and September, the infamous great white shark makes its presence felt through spectacular airborne breaches out of the inky depths around Seal Island in False … [Read more...]
Shark advisory issued for Florida waters
At 2:54 p.m. on Wednesday, the Sanibel Police Department responded to an incident reported by the Lee County Sheriff's Department Marine Patrol Unit. According to the report, a 47-year-old man reported that he believed he was bitten on the right arm by a shark while swimming in front of the Sanibel Moorings, located at 845 East Gulf Drive. The caller further reported … [Read more...]
The Fear Beneath on the Independent Cover!
Our local weekly newspaper, The Santa Barbara Independent, inspired by the hard work we've been doing here at The Fear Beneath, has published a series of articles about sharks in the Santa Barbara Channel. The articles discuss the presence of sharks here, historically and in the present day, and provides some interesting information and perspectives. Further, and more … [Read more...]
International rise in revenge-killings by animals?
Marauding elephants, aggressive sea lions, snap-happy crocodiles... As animal attacks on humans reach frightening levels, scientists are beginning to understand exactly what the beasts are thinking. And it's not good. "In Mexico, in just the past few months, there's been a spate of deadly shark attacks with The LA Times reporting that, 'the worldwide rate in recent years is … [Read more...]
South Africa Shark Spotters
Living on Earth reports on South Africa's latest ocean safety program "Cape Town has over the last few years experienced an increase in the number of White Sharks occurring in the in-shore zone... anecdotal evidence from water users suggests that in-shore occurrence has increased. In response to these events and the increased fear by water users, particularly in False … [Read more...]
Two more killed in shark attacks in Pacific
From The Times An American surfer has died after being attacked by a shark on the Pacific coast of Mexico only four days after another man was killed by a great white shark off California. By Chris Ayres in Los Angeles Marine biologists are now asking if the attacks are an astonishing coincidence — it has been 30 years since a fatal shark attack on Mexico's Pacific … [Read more...]
Shark Sightings close Hanalei Beach
HANALEI — The morning sun was getting warm, the waters in Hanalei Bay were calm and beckoning. But save for a few isolated surfers, the bay was empty. Shark sightings late Saturday afternoon closed the bay, which was supposed to reopen yesterday afternoon but instead remained closed at least until this morning, said Mary Daubert, county spokeswoman. … [Read more...]
The Fear Beneath
West Coast Shark Attacks Hit Historical High in 2007 by ETHAN STEWART With at least three unconfirmed sightings of Great White Sharks in the near shore waters just south of Pt. Conception in recent weeks, including Hollister Ranch’s fabled surf break, data on the subject of human and shark interactions in 2007 along the West Coast has taken on increased local relevance. … [Read more...]