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Safety Watch: Summertime Beach Edition

07-06-2016 Shark News Stories

Few things say "summer" like a day at the beach. From soaking up the rays, to feeling the sand between your toes, to lounging under an umbrella and finishing a book, a relaxing day by the sea is the perfect way to spend a sunny day. A recent poll showed that 65% of vacationing families prefer to spend their time at a tropical location, and according to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans take approximately two billion trips to the beach each year! But unfortunately, it's not always a picnic. A trip...

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Safety Watch: Summertime Beach Edition

Few things say "summer" like a day at the beach. From soaking up the rays, to feeling the sand between your toes, to lounging under an umbrella and finishing a book, a relaxing day by...

How to Host a Beach Cleanup

Before the season of sun and fun is in full swing, why not spend a gorgeous springtime weekend getting your favorite beach ready for summer? There's no need to wait for International Beach Cleanup Day--which...

Nurse Shark Gives Hickey to Vacationing Fourth Grader

Spring break wasn’t all fun and games for Oregon fourth grader Henry Kreckman. The youngster returned to school at Netherwood Knoll Elementary with a wound on his chest and the perfect story for how...

SHARK Exposes Ducks Unlimited Cruel Pigeon Slaughter - March 28, 2016

March 28, 2016DEAR FRIENDS, On March 10th, SHARK was at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club in Prior Lake, MN, to protest and document a 2,000 bird live pigeon shoot fundraiser on behalf of Ducks Unlimited...

Clay County Nebraska - Home of Cruel USMARC

In our last update we told you about the US Meat Animal Research Center, (USMARC) which performs cruel experiments on cows, lambs and pigs, and corrupt Clay County Sheriff Jeff Franklin, who made an illegal traffic stop to...

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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

Sharks have quite a few more senses than humans do. One comes from lateral line organs, which act like an internal barometer. When solid objects glide through the water, they create waves of pressure that a shark can feel with the sensitivity of a physical touch. By sensing these pressure waves, a shark can detect both the movement and direction of the object!
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