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Shark attack on seal sparks panic at Cape Cod beach

"I looked up and saw the dorsal fin and the tail of what was a great white shark," said Thayer Wade, who shot video of the attack. The video begins moments ... and technology the enemy does Accuses ... read more

Sharks haunt North Carolina's Fourth of July but experts say attacks are rare

Shark experts and marine biologists admit they have no idea. It’s impossible, many note, to even to say if a significant ... fewer shark attacks were reported before the age of mass communications and ... read more

Shark Week 2014: The Good, The Bad And The Bloody; Shark Expert Gives Pros And Cons Of Discovery Channel's Popular Series

The fear of an ‘attack,’ which ... types of people to link to Shark Week and use that as a platform to get out their messages and perspective. It provide opportunities and I think those are ... read more

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Local Expert To Talk Great White Shark Sightings

Social media ... to panic: Experts agree that swimmers have a greater danger of being killed while driving on the Long Island Expressway than being devoured by a shark. According to OCEARCH Chief ... read more

Can Social Media Give Sharks a Better Reputation?

“We're replacing the fear of the unknown with facts and fascination,” Fischer says. There’s a 1 in 3,700,000 chance of dying from a shark attack ... is convinced social media can help. Chris Neff, a ... read more

'Sharknado 2' misses the boat, say researchers: Sharks are in much more danger than people

Shark experts want to take a bite out of the makers of "Sharknado 2." The campy Syfy movie may have inspired a feeding frenzy of love on social media, but it's chum in the water for shark experts, who ... read more

What Shark Experts Really Think About Shark Week

Discovery Channel’s Shark Week kicked off July 22 for the 30th summer in a row. While millions of Americans are reliably entertained by the documentaries and celebrity specials, marine biologists will ... read more

The Best and Worst of Shark Week: Good for Sharks, Bad for Science

At its worst, it perpetuates fear ... Many Shark Week documentaries focus on so-called “shark attacks.” I say so-called because the world’s largest professional organization of shark scientists, the ... read more

‘What a waste’: Outrage swells after sport fishermen kill a 1,379-pound tiger shark

"That kind of size should be left in the ocean," one person wrote on social media. "Shame to see such magnificent ... Tiger sharks have been known to bite humans, but experts say shark attacks in ... read more

That viral shark attack video is everything we get wrong about sharks

The original footage, titled "Shark attacks Mick Fanning at J-Bay Open," has more than 17 million views on YouTube. It's been covered as a story of Fanning's heroic escape from a shark bent on eating ... read more

How social media can make sharks seem less scary

With that information, leaders and experts can develop policies surrounding conservation, protection, and education. “The ultimate goal is to replace fear with ... trap of social media campaigns that ... read more

‘Jaws’ Movie Anniversary: 40 Years After The Film Terrorized Beachgoers, Many Say Monster Sharks Are Fiction

A whopping 3,456-pound, 16-foot-long great white named Mary Lee, who was fitted with a tracking device in 2012 that allows social media users ... that the number of shark attacks has been steadily ... read more

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