GIANT BULL SHARK CAUGHT NEAR MIAMI BEACH HOTELS


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Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water!

Captain Mark “the Shark” Quartiano stunned tourists along Miami Beach and beyond with the announcement that one of his fishing clients caught a 624 lb. Bull Shark in ten feet of water just off Miami Beach.

Captain Mark is a famous fishing guide in the area. With the help of instagram and text messaging, he told the world that the shark’s stomach had half of a tarpon in it. It also contained 3 jack crevalles, 1 hawksbill turtle, and 1 permit.” Mr. Quartiano did not give up the name of the angler.  People who catch sharks and kill them for sport are coming under increasing criticism. The general public is becoming more aware that even sharks are dwindling in numbers and could one day be on the endangered species list.

Tourists who gathered the see the ocean beast were pleased it was dead. “Something like that could ruin your whole vacation,” Cindy Mayer from Knoxville, Tennessee told a reporter.

This isn’t the first time Mark has come up with something big near Miami Beach. He also snagged a very rare deep sea stingray in November of 2013.

800 Pound Stingray caught near Miami Beach by Mark the Shark

Stingrays like this one may look like a deep sea monster, but actually, they are very gentle creatures as I found out on a trip to Grand Cayman Island. Check out my video below and see how easy going these fellas can be.

 

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TIGERS AND BIKINI GIRLS SWIMMING TOGETHER


Amazing pictures show staff at The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species, or TIGERS, taking a leisurely dip with the 90kg beasts.

The South Carolina wildlife centre has been showing off its new custom-made 450L pool, complete with a glass wall for public viewing.

While an average housecat may despise the thought of a cool dip, tigers are the most adept swimmers of all the big cats and even have webbing between their toes to assist in paddling.

But it’s not just for show — the tiger devotees are serious when they say the swimming exercises are an important part of the animals’ training.

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THIS VAMPIRE FISH SUCKS REAL BLOOD

Man gets lamprey stuck to his head

The Amazon fish known as an “Vampire Fish” (or Payara) gets all the blood sucking publicity by media, but it doesn’t really live by drinking the blood of others. It just has the Vampire looking teeth.  The real Vampire of the fish world is called a “Lamprey” and despite the fact that is has no jaw- it lives and dies on how much blood it can suck from the bodies of it’s victims.

Lampreys have no jaws but has little teeth that can lock on and drain you of your precious blood.

Lampreys are ancient, elongated fish that look more like aliens than vampires (or fish, for that matter). They have no jaws, no scales, and spend most of their lives as harmless larvae. It can take up to seven years for one to reach adulthood, but once it does, it becomes a monster: Adult lampreys latch onto a host with their hook-like teeth and gulp down its blood as it swims, unable to defend itself.

Two Lampreys on a dinner date?

As if you needed another reason not to go to New Jersey, check out this picture of a creature recently captured by Reddit user jlitch in the Raritan River of central New Jersey.

New Jersey Lamprey Catch

Identified as a monstrous sea lamprey, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission reports that sea lamprey are like aquatic vampires that “feed on body fluids, often scarring and killing host fish.”

CHECK OUT MY VIDEO ON ANOTHER VAMPIRE FISH – THE PAYARA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc22MPCNoA8

 

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WOMAN HOOKS WORLD RECORD 907 LB TUNA!

WORLD RECORD TUNA CATCH

 

A woman named Donna Pascoe did not know what she had hooked when line began to race from her reel; she only knew that it was something enormous.

“I hooked up at 9:10 a.m. with the reel screaming,” she said. “The fish never surfaced, so we had no idea what was on the other end. After three hours, the fish surfaced and the skipper yelled, ’Tuna, world record!”

The Pacific bluefin tuna, caught after a four-hour marathon battle during a tournament on February 19, tipped the scale at 907 pounds.

But the catch is more significant. The monstrous bluefin is 130 pounds heavier than the current all-tackle world record (heaviest of a species), which the International Game Fish Association lists as a 777-pound, 1-ounce Pacific bluefin caught off New Zealand by Kevin Baker last September.

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REALLY BAD PARENTS 2

On my Youtube Channel, I have a video that is called “Really Bad Parents.” It shows pictures and vids from around the web of parents doing a really bad job with their kids. The video was really popular, so I made a new one.   It’s called “Really Bad Parents 2″

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NEW FOUR-EYED FISH DISCOVERED

A fish that lives deep under the sea has 4 eyes

IT LOOKS like an alien, but this newly discovered four-eyed fish is baffling scientists after being found in waters off Australia.

With its 360 degree vision, the glasshead barreleye has evolved with extra eyes to help detect prey, potential mates and predators.

It was found by excited researchers at the University of Tubingen’s Institute of Anatomy in Germany in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand.

Also known as Rhynchohyalus natalensis, it lives at depths of between 2,600ft (800 metres) and 3,300ft (1,000 metres).

It has two primary cylindrical eyes pointing upwards so it can see prey or predators silhouetted against the gloomy light above as well as a second set of silvery ones on the side its head.

It’s said the fish can grow up to a length of 16cm, although you wouldn’t want to come face-to-face with it.

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MAN FIGHTS OFF TERRIFYING SHARK ATTACK WITH SPEAR

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Diver and ocean conservationist Jason Dimitri was spearfishing the ecological disaster fish known as the lionfish not long ago. As soon as he speared one, a nearby shark smelled blood and wanted himself a meal.  That’s when the shark made repeated jabs at Mr. Dimitri as if to say, “That lionfish be mine!”

Mr. Dimitri knew well the shark might take a bite of him too if he didn’t respond correctly to the situation. Luckily, the spear he had in his hand became his weapon of choice and the shark was driven away.

Mr. Dimitri was hunting lionfish because they are an alien speices that is killing all the fish that help keep reefs healthy. There was no word what he did with his catch, but I am hoping he had a good meal (because lionfish are quite tasty).

The video, caught on Mr Dimitri’s GoPro 3 camera, was uploaded to YouTube last Thursday and has been viewed millions of times.

CHECK OUT MY VIDEO ABOUT THE STINGRAYS OF GRAND CAYMAN CLICK ON PICTURE

 

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NEW CREATURES DISCOVERED BY DEEP SEA CAMERA

Scientists have taken their first look into the previously unexplored New Hebrides deep-sea trench in the Pacific Ocean. At the bottom of the trench — a depth of more than 23,000 feet (7,000 meters) — they found a surprising group of creatures, unlike those found in other deep trenches around the world.

The expedition was carried out by the University of Aberdeen’s Oceanlab team, in association with New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research. An unmanned lander fitted with cameras descended into the trench between the islands of New Caledonia and Vanuatu off Australia’s eastern coast.

Scientists have taken their first look into the previously unexplored New Hebrides deep-sea trench in the Pacific Ocean. At the bottom of the trench — a depth of more than 23,000 feet (7,000 meters) — they found a surprising group of creatures, unlike those found in other deep trenches around the world.

The expedition was carried out by the University of Aberdeen’s Oceanlab team, in association with New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research. An unmanned lander fitted with cameras descended into the trench between the islands of New Caledonia and Vanuatu off Australia’s eastern coast.

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Dr. Alan Jamieson, who worked on the University’s Oceanlab team, described the unexpected findings. “The surprising thing was that there was a complete and utter lack of one of the most common deep sea fish we would expect to see. Anywhere else around the Pacific Rim, around the trenches we’ve looked at, you see a lot of grenadiers — they are quite a conspicuous part of the deep-sea community. But when we went to the New Hebrides trench, we didn’t see a single one.” Also missing were snail fish, small, pink creatures with large heads, often found in deep-sea trenches.

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WHALE SLAPS WOMAN IN FACE WITH TALE

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A woman on a whale-watching excursion off the coast of Mexico learned the power of a whale’s tail firsthand when it slapped her in the face.

The whale was thrashing in the water when the boat got too close to the whale, causing the wild animal’s giant and powerful tail to go right in her face.

The woman was identified only as Chelsea, a Canadian spending time in Baja California, Mexico, as part of the Live Different Academy, a gap-year program that encourages volunteer work.

A group of academy participants were on a short trip to Guerrero Negro in Baja California Sur last weekend when the incident occurred.

“We were sitting in the boat, taking pictures and videos of the whales, when one of the whale’s tails came up and smacked Chelsea in the head,” another participant, Jason, told ABC News by email.

“Luckily, Chelsea was not seriously injured,” he wrote. “She just has some bruising on her head and shoulder.”

Another participant, Taylor, captured the surprise slap on video and posted it to YouTube to share with the group’s family and friends.

The startling moment quickly went viral, something Jason says he and his friends never expected.

“We never expected the video to be seen by so many people so quickly,” Jason wrote. “We just thought that it was a hilarious experience that we wanted to share.”

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DIVER SURVIVES KILLER WHALE ATTACK

A free diver who was dragged to the depths of the ocean by a killer whale has told how he got down to his “last breath” during the terrifying ordeal.

Levi Gavin, 23, was collecting kina and crayfish at Horahora Estuary, 30km east of Whangarei on February 10, when an orca grabbed a catch bag attached to his right arm.

It dragged him beneath the water for more than 40 seconds before a rope connecting him to the bag came undone and he was able to free himself from the death spiral. Remarkably, he escaped injury.

Free Diver Who was grabbed by a killer whale

 

“As soon as it got me under water, my goggles came off and kept flapping on my face and it just kept going.”

“I went to go open my eyes but all I could see was little white bubbles so I just closed my eyes and tried not to use my energy because then I use up my breath.

“I got to my last breath. I couldn’t really think at the time.”

Gavin popped off his weight belt and floated to the surface before realising his arm was “dead” and he was unable to swim.

“My cousin was about 30m from me and I could hear his flippers from a mile away trying to get out to me because he saw me pop up.

“As soon as he got there, he jumped behind me and lay behind me, held me and kept kicking his flippers to keep buoyant. So that’s when I got my time to rest and just relax and breathe.”

Gavin said they saw a float pop up and then go straight back down again as the orca dragged it away.

The outgoing tide then carried Gavin to the safety of some rocks, where he waited for feeling to return to his arm.

His gear was never retrieved.

A day later, he was taken to the Hospital, where he stayed briefly while doctors determined that he did not have water in his lungs.

There have been more than a dozen deaths and serious injuries from attacks by orcas in captivity, including one depicted in the 2013 documentary Blackfish.

However, experts say attacks by orcas in the wild are rare, and there are no known fatalities.

Whale Rescue co-founder Jo Halliday said orcas were “just like humans” in that they had highly developed brains, were naturally curious about their surroundings and lived in tight social structures.

Fewer than 200 individual killer whales have been recorded as living in the waters around New Zealand.

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