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.
The prevailing theory at the moment is that female tiger sharks migrate from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands region to the main islands at this time of year presumably to pup (give birth), including in shallow waters where people swim. Whether it’s the pupping that leads to more aggressive behavior, or just that an increased presence of sharks lead to a higher likelihood of attacks, is unclear.
WAILUKU, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -
From his hospital bed at Maui Memorial Medical Center, diver Marc Riglos explained how bad the injury to his right leg is — the scars of a scare from a 15-foot tiger shark.
“It’s real bad. My foot was hanging. Only the blood vessel and skin was holding up my foot. It was dangling in the water,” he said.
A 13 foot tiger shark washed ashore and three men worked to try and save it’s life! Our Mitch Bryan was there, grabbed his camera and went into the water, bringing us an intense, close-up look at the dangerous rescue attempt.
Jeans, shirt and all, I ran into the water with my camera.
“What kind of shark,” I asked the men holding the giant shark.
“Tiger shark?!” I replied. “Now my questions is, what happens if it does get revived? What do we do?”
I found these three men, with no concern for their safety, holding a 13 foot tiger shark, trying to force water back into it’s gills.