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Results of the 2015 Brett Bailey Mako Tournament

Results of the 2015 Brett Bailey Mako Tournament

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 14. June 2015 14th Annual BTB Mako Rodeo Location: Hoffman’s Marina West, Brielle, New Jersey, USA. Date: 12. – 13. June 2015 According to the organizer, a total of 66 boats participated in this year’s Brett Bailey Mako Rodeo that took place at Hoffman’s Marina in Brielle, New...

Pregnant great hammerhead shark apparently landed in Destin

Pregnant great hammerhead shark apparently landed in Destin

This footage of a captured hammerhead shark was uploaded on YouTube by Jeff Bratcher on 08. June 2015. I assume, without certainty, it has to be the 14 ft great hammerhead ( Sphyrna mokarran ) that was recently caught by a charter boat off Destin, Florida. The female shark weighed 835 pounds and was...

Results of the 2015 Bahia Marina Mako Mania Tournament

Results of the 2015 Bahia Marina Mako Mania Tournament

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 09. June 2015 19th Annual Mako Mania Location: Bahia Marina, Ocean City, Maryland, USA. Date: 05. to 07. June 2015 This year, 37 boats were competing in the 19th annual Mako Mania Tournament which took place in Ocean City last weekend. It is reported that at least thirteen...

EU agrees to modify max level of non-dioxin-like PCBs in spiny dogfish

EU agrees to modify max level of non-dioxin-like PCBs in spiny dogfish

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 14. May 2015 European Commission adopts new PCB limits for spiny dogfish As noted in our article published last February, the European Union revealed its intention to significantly raise the allowable level of non-dioxin-like PCBs in products of wild caught spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias. The related post can...

Man killed by shark in southern New Caledonia

Man killed by shark in southern New Caledonia

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 10. May 2015 Local media sources are reporting that a man has died following a shark attack in New Caledonia on Saturday, 09. May 2015. The incident took place near Kouaré which is an islet located in the south of the archipelago. According to media reports, the man...

Cape Town man injured in white shark incident near Port St Johns

Cape Town man injured in white shark incident near Port St Johns

News Release National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) 03. May, 2015 ——————— Shark incident On Saturday 2 May, Rob Nettleton took a normal party of sightseers out on his private boat OFFSHORE 1. The trip was arranged to accommodate local backpacker sightseeing tour operator, 29 year old Mathieu Dasnois, from Cape Town. He has been...

Woman dies after suspected shark attack in Hawaii

Woman dies after suspected shark attack in Hawaii

News Release County of Maui, Hawaii 29. April 2015 ——————— Woman Appears Victim of Shark Attack MAKENA, MAUI – At 8:58 a.m. this morning firefighters received a call for an unresponsive female pulled from the water. Wailea firefighters arrived at 9:12 a.m. at a popular surf spot known as ‘Dumps’, about a mile south...

Huge Manta ray reportedly caught in Peru

Huge Manta ray reportedly caught in Peru

The video was uploaded by ‘NoticiasVirales’ on 24. April 2015. According to local media reports, this large manta ray was caught in Peru on 18. April 2015. The catch was made by artisanal fishermen about 8 miles off Caleta La Cruz in the province of Tumbes. It is reported that the manta measured 8...

Surfer in critical condition after shark attack at Fishery Bay, near Port Lincoln SA

Surfer in critical condition after shark attack at Fishery Bay, near Port Lincoln SA

News Release South Australia Police 25. April 2015 ——————– Update: Man critical after shark attack – Fishery Bay A man has been airlifted to Adelaide in a critical condition following a shark attack at Fishery Bay this morning about 40kms south of Port Lincoln At about 9.50am Police and South Australian Ambulance Service were...

La Réunion: Bull shark likely responsible for fatal attack on teenage surfer

La Réunion: Bull shark likely responsible for fatal attack on teenage surfer

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 17. April 2015 This is an update on the fatal shark attack which occurred on 12. April 2015 off the headland of Pointe des Aigrettes, located close to Saint-Gilles in the commune of Saint-Paul. We already reported on this incident shortly after its occurrence, here. A forensic medical...

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