Sport Great white shark circles whale-watching boat for 45 minutes
Massive, 50-year-old great white shark dubbed 'Queen of the Ocean' caught and tagged
Researchers working in the waters off Nova Scotia, Canada, have found a huge great white shark that weighs 3,541 pounds and measures 17 feet 2 inches in length. Scientists from OCEARCH, an NGO that is tagging and sampling white sharks, described the female shark as "Queen of the Ocean" and say they have called her Nukumi."We named her 'Nukumi', pronounced noo-goo-mee, for the legendary wise old grandmother figure of the Native American Mi'kmaq people," Ocearch wrote in a Facebook post Saturday.The Mi'kmaq culture has deep roots in Nova Scotia, according to the post.
A great white shark grabbed the spotlight Sunday during an all-day whale-watching charter out of San Diego when it repeatedly circled the 27-foot boat.
Domenic Biagini, owner of, described the rare encounter on Facebook:
“A Great White Shark was patrolling a kelp patty, and decided it wanted to come take a closer look at our boat! For nearly 45 minutes this beautiful shark circled our boat at close range, making for a truly special encounter.”
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Biagini told For The Win Outdoors that the 8-foot juvenile shark was sighted 15 miles offshore after his six passengers had viewed a pod of dolphins, and before they would encounter humpback whales.
Former jail employees face charges for playing 'Baby Shark' on loop to inmates
Three former employees of an Oklahoma jail are facing misdemeanor cruelty charges after they allegedly forced inmates to stand for hours in handcuffs while listening to the children's song "Baby Shark," according to multiple reports.Christian Miles and Gregory Butler, former Oklahoma County Jail detention officers, and their former supervisor, Christopher Hendershott, were all charged on Monday with cruelty to prisoners, as well as corporal punishment and conspiracy charges. At least four inmates were allegedly secured to a wall with their hands cuffed as the song played on a loud volume on loop for as long as two hours, according to The Oklahoman.
The footage shows two passengers at the bow watching in silent disbelief. But Biagini said the other passengers were alarmed and one asked, “Is it going to jump in the boat?”
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Biagini captured the topside footage with a cellphone and first mate Kyle Henderson captured the underwater footage.
White sharks this size typically prey on small fish and rays, and are more commonly encountered in coastal waters.
Gone Whale Watching San Diego ran 8-hour trips Friday through Sunday and posted its sightings tally on Facebook:
The biggest fish on Earth are girls
Scientists discovered that whale sharks grow differently based on their gender. Male sharks grow faster than females, but females ultimately get much, much larger than their male counterparts. Female whale sharks can reach a maximum size of around 46 feet in length. There are many different types of fish in the world's oceans. Species vary greatly in everything from color to appetite to size, but the mighty whale shark has long been considered the biggest. Whale sharks aren’t actually whales at all, of course, as that would make them mammals and not fish, but a new study reveals that gender plays a big role in how large a whale shark can get.
–26 humpback whales
–2 fin whales
–2 minke whales
–1000s of common dolphins
–100 bottlenose dolphins
–1 great white shark
–Images courtesy of Gone Whale Watching San DiegoMORE:
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Tyson will face Jones in a bout that has been rescheduled to Nov. 28 from Sept. 12 in order to generate more buzz and interest. The brutality inherent to Tyson training videos — one in which he unleashes a lethal right hook on his trainer, another in which he dazzles with a devastating five-punch combo during a workout — leading up to the fight will assuredly generate sufficient hype.If not, there’s always the above video.Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools. Emailed daily.