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Giant thresher shark

A Maryland angler’s epic battle with a giant thresher shark could be one for the record books, but regardless it was a day on the water Nick Skidmore will never forget. “The fight took 2 […]

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Basking Sharks Gather

Groups of basking sharks ranging from as few as 30 to nearly 1,400 individual animals have been observed aggregating in waters from Nova Scotia to Long Island. While individual sightings are fairly common, seeing large […]

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Tagged Tiger Shark Travels 37,000 Miles

Not freezing temperatures nor nor’easters nor Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose or Maria can stop “Andy,” a tiger shark tagged in Bermuda by scientists from Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Guy Harvey Research Institute(GHRI) in 2014. Travelling approximately 37,565 miles […]

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Shark Fishing Tips From Out Friends In New York

Sharks are some of the sea’s most well-known but misunderstood inhabitants. They simultaneously provoke fascination and hysteria wherever they appear. Excessive fear of their ferocity and aggression has tainted people’s relationship with sharks, threatening their […]

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The Shark on Pacific Warriors

Many people who saw us on the Discovery Channel’s Pacific Warriors TV show have asked about the tiger shark that came to visit after we caught the marlin. How big was it? Did the production […]

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Atlantic Shark Populations Healthy

NOAA Fisheries strives to achieve balance between the long-term survival of fish stocks with the long-term survival of fisheries, which includes commercial and recreational fishermen­—the shark fishery is no exception to this. Last week, NOAA […]

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Blue Water Savages

Robin Berg, a former U.S. Navy deep sea diver and marine naturalist/conservationist, and Eli Martinez, the go-to expert on shark behavior, intentionally dove into the water with a monster mako shark in order film its […]

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2016 Atlantic Shark Commercial – INFO

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces a proposed rule that would establish quota levels and opening dates for the 2016 Atlantic commercial shark fisheries. The proposed 2016 quotas, adjusted as appropriate to account for […]

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Frilled Shark Catch in Victorian Waters

The hideous, mildly terrifying and rarely sighted frilled shark has turned up in waters off south-eastern Victoria. The species, whose ancestry dates back 80 million years, is known as the ‘living fossil’. It was caught […]

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Is White Shark Katharine sexually mature?

 As white shark Katharine begins her migration south it may look like a hectic commute south but a closer look shows otherwise. Massachusetts Shark Research program Biologist John Chisholm points out that Katharine’s track is […]

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Controversy Over Mako Shark Record

LA TIMES 1st Reported: Jeff Thomason’s record-breaking catch of a 809-pound mako shark with a bow and arrow has netted a school of criticism on social media. The Texan caught the massive shark in August […]

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Massive Tiger Shark

A giant tiger shark, measuring over 13 feet in length, was caught and then released off the coast of South Carolina this week, and speculation has centered around the idea that the predator may have […]

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809 Pound Tiger Shark

A man has caught a 12 ft shark after an epic battle with the beast that nearly sank his boat. Ryan Spring of San Antonio, Texas, hooked the 809 lbs tiger shark while fishing in the gulf […]

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Greater Shark Conservation Efforts

Overfishing is taking its toll on many shark populations around the world. In general, sharks grow slowly, mature late, and produce few young over long lifetimes. That makes them especially vulnerable to over exploitation and […]

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Sharks 365 – The Expert is In

Celebrate Shark Week with NOAA Fisheries! New stories, videos, a podcast, and a tweet chat highlight the shark science and conservation work we conduct 365 days a year. Be sure to check out:

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20-foot Thresher Shark Caught Off FL

Grindtv.com First Reported. There are fish tales, and there are fish tails. This tale involves a common thresher shark, caught recently off Florida, which boasted a tail fin so long that it boosted the predator’s […]

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Sharks in Gulf to Predict Hurricane Strength

Fifty sharks, tuna, tarpon and billfish are swimming around the Gulf of Mexico right now fitted with satellite-linked tags to help scientists track water temperatures and perhaps one day help improve hurricane forecasting. The devices […]

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New Shark Book

Answering every conceivable question about sharks, authors Gene Helfman and George H. Burgess describe the fascinating biology, behavior, diversity (there are more than 1,000 species worldwide), and cultural importance of sharks, their close relationship to […]

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A Tale of Two Sharks Mystery

Two sharks. Two species. And two different journeys that have kept marine scientists closely monitoring the migrations of these satellite tagged sharks for months—one for its place in history and the second for the way […]

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Blacktip Challenge 2014

It’s no doubt that we think the Blacktip Challenge is completely cool. Not on only for the participants going toe-to-toe with big sharks from the beach, but for bringing anglers together to contribute substantial amounts […]

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Hammerhead Shark, Nearly 13-Feet

Channel 7 Florida Reported: A fisherman reeled in a big catch off Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Monday afternoon, and it was all caught on camera. A Hammerhead Shark, nearly 13-feet in length, was caught just feet from the […]

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Record Mako Shark Caught

 A Milton man and land-based shark fisherman said he believes he and his cousin may have reeled in their latest world record catch Tuesday night. Earnie Polk, 43, said he and Joey Polk hooked an […]

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A Mako Shark’s Tale

When a shark tagged off the Eastern Shore as part of a marine-life tracking project took off on an unprecedented monthlong journey, researchers quite literally watched its every move. Thanks to cutting-edge satellite tags, scientists […]

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Long Island shark-fishing tournament returns in July

The Shark’s Eye All-Release Tournament & Festival, a satellite tag, catch-and-release, big game sportfishing competition, combines science, conservation and informative entertainment focused on saving sharks July 11-13 in Montauk, N.Y. “There is no other fishing […]