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An 8 to 9 foot bull shark has been swimming very close to the condos that line Hickory Boulevard. Residents say it’s not the first time. Neighbors say people are chumming — throwing bait into the water — which is causing the sharks to return. Now, they are asking the city to get involved and prohibit fishing as well as designate the area as a swimming only area.
The clip, which was shot from an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, shows dozens of the gigantic predators swarming the structure while horrified employees watched. Most of the sharks in the footage appear to be spinner sharks, a species which can grow up to three metres in length. The sharks are so named because of the way they feed – spinning and leaping through schools of fish while snapping their jaws in the hope of catching their prey.
This great-grandmother is living life right. And she’s definitely a bigger badass than most people. Georgina celebrated her 100th birthday by skydiving in Cape Town, South Africa. She also got into a cage in shark-infested waters, because she’s 100 years old and she can do whatever the hell she wants. Whenever you think you’re too old for something, just turn to queen Georgina.
A teenage boy has described in graphic detail the moment a five-metre great white shark mauled his friend to death, and how he managed to miraculously escape. It was a spear gun which ultimately saved the life of Matt Pullella. He had been spearfishing with 17-year-old friend Jay Muscat at Cheynes Beach near Albany, Western Australia, when the pair was set upon from behind by a monster-sized shark.
“We often set up a rope with a fish attached to it in order to chum up, this attracts other big fish. On this day, a Tiger Shark came up the berley trail and took a liking to the chum line. No, the Shark was not harmed in anyway.” – Youngbloods Spearfishing
A great white shark desperately fights for its life – after being caught by a fisherman’s hook.The dramatic footage was shot by Lars Liedberg, 38, who had just finished having breakfast in a restaurant, in Plettenberg Bay South Africa, when he saw a struggle on the beach below. Liedberg said that following a prolonged effort to get the fish back in the water, the distraught shark was eventually helped into the ocean and was able to swim away.
A fishing enthusiast has captured the moment he reeled in a huge 10 foot bronze whaler shark after a two hour stand-off on a beach. Before the shark comes into view, the fisherman is seen clinging onto his rod as a crowd gathers around him in anticipation on a beach in South Australia. After hours of back and forth, the 200kg shark emerges into the shallow water after being ‘caught on a chunk of eagle ray as bait’. ‘It took several long powerful runs and led me up and down the beach,’ Jacobs said. He had been trying to catch the fish for ‘several years’ and used a custom made shark rod.
Two Newcastle fishermen had the scare of a lifetime when a five-metre shark began circling their tinny before head butting the engine as they were trying to get away. Tim Watson, 24, captured footage of the close encounter which occurred half an hour off shore from Blacksmiths beach. He and friend Allan de Sylva, 23, estimated the shark was a metre longer than their boat and only “half a foot” narrower than it. After such a close call, Mr Watson said he’d continue to go fishing and respected the fact he was in the shark’s environment. “I don’t think it will stop me, I won’t go that far out in a small boat again, though,” he said.
The self-made Gold Coast King has gone from underground gangster and loan-shark boss to internet celebrity, with people all over the globe joining The Shark revolution. “Where’s my gold, where’s my money”. This time around join Tim ‘Sharky’ Ward in Thailand as he battles with the Pattaya Police Department after catching them plant drugs in his house!