Fundraiser to benefit girl who lost lower leg to shark bite
Addison Bethea, 17, has endured five surgeries at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare since the June 30 shark attack, and doctors amputated her mangled right leg just above her knee. Now, her family is looking to her future, including weeks of rehabilitation and learning how to walk using a prosthetic leg.
Teens got bull shark from stranger, gutted it & stored it at friend’s home before hoisting it from Ponte Vedra High: FWC
Two teenagers got a bull shark from a stranger who caught it in Mayport last week and then they gutted it and stored the dead fish with ice overnight at a friend’s house before hoisting it from the rafters at Ponte Vedra High School as a senior prank, according to an incident report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission obtained Wednesday by News4JAX.
PETA sends letter to St. Johns County superintendent after dead shark hung from Ponte Vedra High rafters
PETA said it sent a letter to St. Johns County School District Superintendent Tim Forson on Tuesday offering lessons on kindness to animals after a dead shark was hung from the rafters at Ponte Vedra High School last week.
'Bad Guys' repeats at No. 1, Liam Neeson's latest misfires
The DreamWorks animated heist movie “The Bad Guys” was the top film in U.S. and Canada theaters for the second straight weekend, while the latest Liam Neeson thriller suggested the actor’s particular set of skills may be wearing thin with audiences.
Islanders watch lava from the Cumbre Vieja volcano light up the night sky
The lives of thousands have been impacted by the trail of destruction caused by the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja island in La Palma which has been spewing lava and ash since September 19th. Clouds of thick ash have forced the closure of the island’s airport for the second time since the eruption, grounding flights as the island waits for the nightmare to end.news.yahoo.com
9-year-old boy recovering after bite at Florida beach
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A 9-year-old Minnesota boy was bitten by a shark as he body surfed in Miami Beach over the weekend, his parents said. Kristine Weiskopf told WPLG she and her son Jay were in the water for only a few minutes when the shark bit the boy. When she pulled him up, she said she saw a chunk of skin missing from his shoulder. A Miami Beach Fire Rescue crew took the child to the hospital where surgeons closed the wound, his mother said. That he’s gonna be OK,” the child’s father, Ren Weiskopf told the TV station.
VIDEO: Gator spotted swimming with shark in Indian River Lagoon
VERO BEACH, Fla. – It’s common to see sharks and alligators in Florida, but it is rare to see both together. Gray Vinson shared a video with WKMG showing a gator wading through the water. To the left of the screen is what appears to be a small shark swimming at pace with the gator. He said he was on a walking bridge in Vero Beach when he first noticed the gator around noon. Thanks for sharing!” and “Come on...that’s amazing,” were some of the comments shared on the Facebook video.
Giant great white shark bites boat in Gulf of Mexico
A Florida fishing captain with a boat named “Offshore Therapy” saw something less than therapeutic on her recent fishing trip: a great white shark. Erika Almond and several friends were fishing in approximately 200 feet of water about 65 miles south-southwest of Tampa Bay when an extremely large great white shark approached the boat and tried to bite it, according to Fox 13. We had a 14-16 foot great white shark circle our boat, bite the motors and the boat, and roll on its back for about two to three hours! 65 miles offshore in the Gulf. We had a 14-16 foot Great White shark circle our boat,... Posted by Erika Almond on Friday, January 22, 2021According to Almond, the shark did this for about two or three hours as it circled her boat, even rolling onto its back.
Surfer bit on foot by shark in Volusia County, suffers non-life-threatening injuries
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – A 22-year-old surfer was bit by a shark in New Smyrna Beach Friday afternoon, according to Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue. The Sanford woman was on her surfboard in chest deep water around 5 p.m. when a shark chomped on her foot, according to Capt. She did not see the shark. The bite marks the fourth in Volusia County this year, Malphurs said. An 11-year-old boy was bit on the foot a week earlier by a shark in New Smyrna Beach.
12-foot-long great white shark named ’Ironbound’ joins others off coast of Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Ironbound, a nearly 1,000-pound great white shark tracked by OCEARCH, has been hanging out off the coast of Jacksonville. The male shark joins other large sharks such as Bailey, an 800-pound tiger shark, and Sydney, a 12-foot white shark. Ironbound is named after West Ironbound Island near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Ocearch said. RELATED: OCEARCH finds new home at Jacksonville UniversityIronbound is off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida right now, a journey of over 1,500 miles from where he was tagged off of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. https://t.co/SPoMkHLidP — OCEARCH (@OCEARCH) December 10, 2019Sharks tend to head south to find warmer waters this time of the year.
Shark vs. underwater camera
Shark vs. underwater camera Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution took a new underwater vehicle to an island off Mexico to track and film great white sharks. The hunter became the hunted when one of the sharks mistook the camera for a seal. (Source: Discovery Channel / Shark Week)cbsnews.com