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Blue Sharks are one of the most prolific shark species in the world. They are also one of the most widely spread, being found as far south as Chile, and as far north as Norway. Though they prefer cool waters, they are most often seen of the coasts of Wales, Japan, South Africa, and Canada. They are lifelong migratory, traveling great distances searching for food. They are known sometimes to even migrate as far as the distance between New England all the way to South Africa. Check out some interesting facts about the species.
Remember that friendly shark in 'Finding Nemo' who swore never to eat fish again in his life? They found him!
And by "they found him" we mean, someone took a picture of a shark whose horrifyingly sharp teeth form a large, menacing grin.
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Okay, the smile does look a little goofy. A retiree named Kenneth “Wayne” MacWilliams apparently captured this off the coast of Florida and shared it with Caters News Agency. Apparently this is a lemon shark, the "friendliest" of sharks.
All those tiny spots that look almost like tadpoles in this video are actually blacktip sharks. These sharks are in the process of migrating North to cooler waters but for some reason thousands of them have been congregating just off the shore in South Florida near Palm Beach.
Researchers at Florida Atlantic University have been studying this migration for the last few years. They will be catching and tagging the sharks as they migrate. Professor Stephen Kajiura told TCPalm that the sharks are a little bit late this year, they normally migrate at the end of January. According to Kajiura, the sharks are probably swimming so close to the coast because they are after a certain kind of fish or they are avoiding other larger sharks.
This shark vs. man struggle belongs in a movie, not in real life! Scientists are saying that this shark appeared at the end of a California pier due to the warm waters caused be El Nino.
Marine biologist Andrew Nosal of Scripps Institution of Oceanography told NBC 7 News that it was probably a baby shark. In fact many baby Great White sharks that have been tagged have been detected in the area. Nosal says that young sharks don't normally attack people but, as with any large, toothy animal, it's best to stay cautious.
Wrestling may not be real, but Shark Boy is. The intreped ocean dweller was essential in the capture of a peeping tom in his own neighborhood. He didn't pull any of his signature moves on the criminal, but he did keep an eye on him until the police arrived to ensure his capture.
If you want to know more about this mysterious hero, just watch this video:
He's clearly been through a lot already.
Put the selfie stick down.
There have been a lot of global deaths this year connected with selfies. And with the death of a 66-year-old Japanese tourist trying to get a picture of himself at the Taj Mahal, it brings up a whole lot of questions about why we are risking our lives to get these snapshots.
The Guardian had compiled some of the stories behind these unfortunate deaths in trying to answer the larger question of 'why?'.
The incident now takes the death toll of officially recorded selfie-related deaths to 12. Previous incidents this year include a man who was gored to death taking a picture during a bull run in a Spanish town, and two men who accidentally blew themselves up in the Russian Ural mountains when posing with a live grenade. The picture was discovered saved to the camera roll on one of the men's phones.
Other selfie related deaths this year in Russia alone include a 21-year-old woman in Moscow who shot herself in the head while pointing a 9mm pistol at her temple, another who reportedly fell from a bridge and a teenager in Ryazan who died when coming into contact with live wires while snapping a portrait near to railway tracks.
What the hell is happening?
Why can't you people control yourselves?
Keep it together, world.
Mondays, am I right?
Sometimes the weekend just flashes past in a haze of good times, good people and little interaction with the outside world.
So let us help you ease into your week with a few of the biggest things that happened while you were enjoying your time away from work.
Shark Week continues with this unsettling video captured by diver Jim Abernethy. Abernethy was filming blue a marlin when a ten-foot Mako shark darted into the frame. Naturally, Abernethy launched into an expletive-laden freakout (who wouldn't?) at the sight of the 600-pound beast. Fortunately he survived to tell the tale.