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Sharks and Shamans

11-05-2015 Shark News Stories

Sharks and Shamans

A Shaman is a highly regarded person in some civilizations. He is considered to be an intermediary between our world and the spirit world. He is a healer, the person who conducts ceremonial rituals, and guides his people. The shaman’s focus is on man’s connection to nature and the well-being of all parts of creation. If you’re wondering how sharks fit into this, read on. Animals feature heavily into the shaman’s belief system, teachings, and ceremonies. Animal totems are most often identified by Native Americans, though they are found in many...

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Sharks and Shamans

A Shaman is a highly regarded person in some civilizations. He is considered to be an intermediary between our world and the spirit world. He is a healer, the person who conducts ceremonial rituals, and...

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Meet the Shark Angels

Shark conservationists have banded together to raise awareness to important issues about saving sharks. The Shark Angels are a global network using outreach, media, and education to increase awareness and promote others to help save...

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Sharks’ Memories Better than You Thought

Sharks’ Memories Better than You Thought

The grey bamboo shark lives in the Indo-West Pacific Ocean. Dr. Vera Schluessel in Bonn Germany has been researching its intelligence and has made some very interesting discoveries. The shark, Chiloscyllium griseum, grows to a length...

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New Attack Reports in Australia

730km north of Sydney, in Shelly Beach, a Japanese man was killed by what witnesses describe as a huge shark. Despite surfer’s assistance in bringing him ashore, the man died. He had lost both legs...

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Is Killing Sharks in an Area After an Attack a Waste of Time?

There is no doubt that being attacked by a shark is incredibly frightening and often deadly. The fear turns into anger as the public demands that something “be done” and officials somehow decide that going...

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Henri Bource

Henri Bource

The most remarkable part of Henri Bource's shark attack was that part of it was actually captured on film. In 1964, Bource and two other divers were playing with some seals in the ocean off...

USS Indianapolis

USS Indianapolis

The U.S. Navy cruiser USS Indianapolis was sunk in a matter of minutes by Japanese torpedoes near Guam on July 30, 1945. Roughly 900 sailors of the 1,196 aboard made it into the water with...

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Matawan Creek, N.J.

Two ocean attacks off the Jersey shore the week of July 4, 1916, preceded the attacks in Matawan Creek. There had never been an attack in New Jersey, and it wasn't thought at the time...

Shark Facts

A common myth is that sharks don't attack in the middle of the day. And that may be true but it's likely because most beachgoers get out of the water to rest or eat at lunchtime, so there aren't as many people around to cross paths with sharks. Sharks don't follow the same three meals-a-day eating schedule as humans, they eat when they find food, no matter what time it is.
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