Meredith Novack, 37, celebrated with steak and champagne after her grueling journey. She swam from Lanai to Maui and then back again, completing the nearly 20-mile journey through the Auau Channel in 11 hours and one minute. She started training for the goal more than 10 months ago.
The Moiliili resident suffered a Portuguese man-of-war sting, but she said an electronic device called a Shark Shield kept her safe from a tiger shark that her escort team told her about after she finished.
"They felt at the time that had I known there was a 15-foot shark circling us and charging at the kayak that I would have stopped and they’re probably right," Novack said.
A Hawaii teen has sparked outrage by posting footage of himself torturing a friendly tiger shark online.
The underwater predator gave Miguel Lasa a scare when it grabbed the piece of equipment and began to swim off. Fortunately, the creature dropped it a few hundred feet away.
The recent rash of shark attacks in the Hawaiian Islands may be explained by the migratory patterns described in a report recently published by the journal Ecology.
Showcasing the region’s largest range of shark species, UAE is geared up to host ‘Sharks Alive!’ from April 1 to May 15, 2013.
Shark enthusiasts from across the world will be delighted to see the display at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Emaar Retail’s iconic leisure attraction in The Dubai Mall, as part of the exhibit.
A significant population of Sand Tiger Sharks is already a compelling attraction for visitors to the aquarium. With ‘Sharks Alive!’ nature enthusiasts can learn more about other fascinating species including White Tips, Black Tips, Grey Reef, Bamboo, Horned, Zebra, Swell and the tropical Wobbegong species.
World boxing champion Danny Green has been let off the hook by Western Australia’s fisheries department after it investigated photos he posted online of a tiger shark caught in waters off Perth.
Green, who holds the IBO World cruiserweight title, caused an uproar on his Facebook page when he uploaded two pictures of himself with the shark, which he said he intended to eat.
A day out in the water turned out to be a close encounter with a shark for two divers.
Brian Graziano says he was spearfishing with his dive partner, about 200 yards offshore of Oahu’s North Shore, when he snagged a fish.
Graziano says he attached the fish to his dive float and went to retrieve his dive partner. When the duo came back to the float, Graziano says a seven-foot tiger shark was already circling the catch.
KHON2 has learned that Paul Santos, 43, was attacked by a 15-foot tiger shark about 200 yards off shore of Kiholo Bay.
According to the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Santos was bit on the right forearm and sustained knee injuries.
A large tiger shark created a tense situation for divers during a recent expedition to Tiger Beach in the Bahamas.
Check out the footage, uploaded Thursday by Italy’s Giovanni Rossi Filangieri. It begins with a large and curious tiger shark backing up a photographer, and includes yelling from the dive leader, who was trying to control the situation by positioning the divers in a safer line.
PERTH, Australia (CNN/NETWORK TEN) - Cameras were rolling as a group of sharks went on a feeding frenzy along Australia’s West Coast.
Beaches shut down as more than a dozen tiger sharks circled just feet from shore.
Up to 16 tiger sharks fed off a dolphin carcass around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday — just 20 meters from one of Perth’s most popular beaches.