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Offbeat Great white shark found dead on California beach; cause still a mystery

00:05  19 june  2018
00:05  19 june  2018 Source:   bnqt.com

Tourists plunge 100 feet to their death while taking selfie on wall above popular Portuguese beach

  Tourists plunge 100 feet to their death while taking selfie on wall above popular Portuguese beach A British woman and Australian man have died after falling 100 feet off a beach wall in Portugal while taking a selfie. The man, who was in his 40s, and the woman in her 30s were apparently taking a picture on top of a wall that overlooks Pescadores beach in Ericeira when they plunged to their deaths between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.Their bodies were found by a beach cleaner on Tuesday morning and a cell phone was found at the top of the wall.

A great white shark measuring nearly 9 feet was discovered dead on a beach Sunday in Aptos, Calif., and while the cause of death remains a mystery , the shark appears to have battled at least one sea lion recently before its demise.

(CNN) A stranded great white shark caused quite a stir along the California shore on Friday. Dozens of people gathered on the cliffs of Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz to watch the 8-foot shark trapped in the shallow reef. Video from CNN affiliate KSBW then captured the still -alive shark rolling in the incoming

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A great white shark measuring nearly 9 feet was discovered dead on a beach Sunday in Aptos, Calif., and while the cause of death remains a mystery, the shark appears to have battled at least one sea lion recently before its demise.

"The shark had numerous fresh puncture wounds and scars from feeding on sea lions, and even had sea lion fur in its jaws," Giancarlo Thomae, a local marine biologist, said in a news release issued Sunday night.

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Thomae, who helped transport the shark to a marine laboratory run by UC Santa Cruz, added that it was unlikely that a sea lion killed the shark.

Tourists plunge 100 feet to their death while taking selfie on wall above popular Portuguese beach

  Tourists plunge 100 feet to their death while taking selfie on wall above popular Portuguese beach A British woman and Australian man have died after falling 100 feet off a beach wall in Portugal while taking a selfie. The man, who was in his 40s, and the woman in her 30s were apparently taking a picture on top of a wall that overlooks Pescadores beach in Ericeira when they plunged to their deaths between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.Their bodies were found by a beach cleaner on Tuesday morning and a cell phone was found at the top of the wall.

Great white shark found dead on California beach ; cause still a mystery . A great white shark measuring nearly 9 feet was discovered dead on a beach Sunday in Aptos, Calif., and while the cause of death

Great white shark found dead on California beach ; cause still a mystery . A great white shark measuring nearly 9 feet was discovered dead on a beach Sunday in Aptos, Calif., and while the cause of death remains a (…)

Mark Okihiro of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife will perform a necropsy Tuesday in the hope of determining the cause of death.

Thomae's photos reveal a linear cut and gash beneath the shark's eye. The cut looks as though it could have been caused by fishing line. Photos also reveal multiple scratches and puncture marks.

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The carcass was discovered at 7 a.m. in front of Seascape Beach Resort in Aptos, an unincorporated town in Santa Cruz County. Thomae said the shark measured 8 feet, 9 inches, and weighed 500 pounds

Chris Lowe, director of the Shark Lab at Cal State Long Beach in Southern California, said a shark that size is probably still a juvenile.

Thomae said several juvenile white sharks are currently in the Aptos area, preying on rays and other bottom fishes in shallow water. The sharks have attracted people on kayaks and SUP boards, hoping for up-close views.

Great white sharks typically don't prey on seals and sea lions until they become much larger.

Thomae said he suspects that a bacteria that affects brain functions killed the shark that washed shore Sunday.

Deaths, dumping of nearly 100 baby hammerhead sharks being investigated in Hawaii .
Investigators in Hawaii are working to determine how nearly 100 baby hammerhead sharks died after they were found dumped Tuesday morning near a lagoon outside Honolulu. Andrew Rossiter, director of the Waikiki Aquarium, told Honolulu’s FOX 2 that he has never seen so many baby sharks killed at one time, and that the pups were probably caught in a gill net."To breathe they have to keep moving, so once they're in the net for even two to three minutes, they're unable to breathe and they suffocate," Rossiter said.

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