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Australian crocodile wins battle against a bull shark


  The 80-year-old croc, named Brutus, is a legendary reptile in Australia. He weighs in at 2 tons and stretches 18 feet long.
  
  The epic fight may have been a revenge attack, as the ferocious Brutus lost his right front foot — apparently in an earlier match with a shark.

Australian crocodile wins battle against a bull shark

The 80-year-old croc, named Brutus, is a legendary reptile in Australia. He weighs in at 2 tons and stretches 18 feet long.

The epic fight may have been a revenge attack, as the ferocious Brutus lost his right front foot — apparently in an earlier match with a shark.

Researchers Made A Shark-Stalking Robot — Then The Sharks Turned On It


  The REMUS (Remote Environmental Monitoring UnitS) — or “SharkCam,” as it was christened for its Discovery Channel Shark Week debut next week — is a torpedo-shaped vehicle with six cameras implanted to capture different angles. Once scientists attach an acoustic tag to the shark, which sends out sound pings, REMUS is able to follow those pings.


But…


  Turns out, the shark-stalking robot may itself have finally become prey.

Researchers Made A Shark-Stalking Robot — Then The Sharks Turned On It

The REMUS (Remote Environmental Monitoring UnitS) — or “SharkCam,” as it was christened for its Discovery Channel Shark Week debut next week — is a torpedo-shaped vehicle with six cameras implanted to capture different angles. Once scientists attach an acoustic tag to the shark, which sends out sound pings, REMUS is able to follow those pings.

But…

Turns out, the shark-stalking robot may itself have finally become prey.

Large shark spotted at Morro Bay Harbor entrance, officials warn


  The public is being warned about a large shark that a fisherman spotted Friday afternoon at the mouth of the Morro Bay Harbor.
  
  The Harbor Patrol notified the Morro Bay Police Department at about 1:45 p.m. Friday that it had just received information about a credible shark sighting in that location, a police dispatcher said.

Large shark spotted at Morro Bay Harbor entrance, officials warn

The public is being warned about a large shark that a fisherman spotted Friday afternoon at the mouth of the Morro Bay Harbor.

The Harbor Patrol notified the Morro Bay Police Department at about 1:45 p.m. Friday that it had just received information about a credible shark sighting in that location, a police dispatcher said.