A even-foot shark attacked a swimmer near the Manhattan Beach Pier on Saturday morning, witnesses and police said.
The shark bit the swimmer, who was training near the pier, at about 9:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Twitter page.
The shark was “hooked” by a fisherman roughly 40 minutes before the attack, fire officials said in a tweet.
The victim was in stable condition, officials tweeted.
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A 10-foot-long tiger shark has been swimming around the waters near Savannah’s coast the past week or so, according to the Global Shark Tracker set up by research group OCEARCH.
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One witness talked of seeing the shark swimming near the whale, with both heading north.
"First of all, I saw the whale, and then I could see something following it," the witness said.
"And then people were saying: ‘What’s pursuing it?’. And yeah, then it was clear, it was a shark."
A group of dolphins apparently came to the aid of a British long-distance swimmer just in the nick of time.
Adam Walker was on a 16-mile swim in the choppy waters of New Zealand’s Cook Strait on April 22 when he spotted a great white shark beneath him, Yahoo! News reports. A pod of 10 dolphins quickly surrounded him and stayed by his side until the shark swam off.
The 16-feet-long female dubbed “Joan of Shark,” while estimated weighing 1.6 tons, is the largest shark to be electronically tagged in Australia, the Telegraph reported.
That electronic tag, detected by a satellite monitoring system, is what warned nearby residents to stay out of the water while a team of researchers, shockingly, went straight in.
Most people don’t want to come face-to-face with a great white. But scientists on Ocearch research expeditions are thrilled to spend 15 minutes with the behemoths every time they catch one, enough for up to 12 different tests.
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A marine might have done something that nobody else has done before. Marine and shark fisherman, Jeff Fangman caught a great white from the beach. Yes —- a great white shark! It took him about 25 minutes and he did it while fishing off Camp Pendleton beach in San Diego.
I’m glad he released it.
Katherine – a 14-foot-long, 2,300 pound Great White Shark – could be headed to Virginia Beach. She was tagged by the Marine Research Group, Ocearch, back in August off the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. This Great White Shark was staying up around the cape – until last week.