Saturday, February 23, 2008

Great White sharks have meetings too!

If you think that socialising is a mans favourite pastime, you need a recheck, for a new study has found that the great white sharks too have animal get togethers.

According to a new study, by Salvador Jorgensen, of Stanford Universitys Hopkins marine station, the renowned solitary predators hold annual meetings, congregating in thousands deep under the sea.

In the winter season, sharks leave seal colonies, where they feed all summer, and set off for warmer waters, reports TimesOnline.

One site between Hawaii and Mexico attracts so many sharks, that it has become known as the white shark cafe.

The research has been released at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Saturday, February 16, 2008

"Jaws" actor Roy Scheider passed away!

The actor Roy Scheider which is best known for his performance in the Megahit "Jaws" in 1975, passed away on February 10, 2008 at the age of 75 years old. He is especially known for these famous words: "You're gonna need a bigge boat!" after coming face to face with "Bruce" the Great White shark and 25 foot long star of this legendary hit.

Scheider was born in New Jersey on November 10, 1932. He has also starred in the sequel of the same name, which left a mark in people's mind, which branded him with the role as Chief Brody or Amity.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Was the baby porpoise victim of a Great White shark?

These savage bite marks are feared to be the work of a huge killer shark - possibly a Great White - that is prowling the UK's coastline.

The mutilated baby porpoise's body was found on a beach. It is thought to be its third victim in four weeks after a seal was washed up nearby and another porpoise was found bitten in half.
Walker Aileen Mobbs said: "It was gruesome. I'm no expert, but you have to wonder what is out there."

Chris Hogg, who also saw the body, said: "It looks like a bite and something with a very big mouth and razor-sharp pointed teeth."

The porpoise was found at Scratby, Norfolk, last Friday.

The National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, which will study the pictures, has already confirmed the seal found dead at Sheringham, Norfolk, last month could have been killed by a shark.

Monterey Bay Aquarium releases Great White Shark into the wild

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has released a young great white shark that has spent the past five months in captivity.

Aquarium staff released the male shark from a boat in Monterey Bay Tuesday morning after fitting the predator with electronic tags that will track and collect data on its travels over the next several months.

It was the third white shark that the aquarium had exhibited and released in four years.

Since it arrived in late August, the shark had grown from 4 foot, 9 inches to 5-foot, 10 inches long. During that time, it more than doubled its weight from 67 pounds to 140 pounds.

More than 650,000 aquarium visitors saw the shark during its 152 days on exhibit in Monterey.