sharks http://blog.wlrn.org en Project Hopes To Give Sharks A Theme Other Than "Jaws" http://blog.wlrn.org/post/project-hopes-give-sharks-theme-other-jaws <p></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 20:32:49 +0000 Wilson Sayre 32646 at http://blog.wlrn.org Project Hopes To Give Sharks A Theme Other Than "Jaws" Where The Whale Sharks Go http://blog.wlrn.org/post/where-whale-sharks-go Of all the creatures in the sea, one of the most majestic and mysterious is the whale shark. It's the biggest shark there is, 30 feet or more in length and weighing in at around 10 tons.<p>Among the mysteries is where this mighty fish migrates and where it gives birth. Now scientists have completed the biggest study ever of whale sharks, and they think they have some answers to those questions.<p>The study was conceived by Robert Hueter, a marine biologist at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Fla. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:10:17 +0000 Christopher Joyce 19408 at http://blog.wlrn.org Where The Whale Sharks Go Tourist Dies Of Shark Attack In Hawaii, Part Of Alarming Rise http://blog.wlrn.org/post/tourist-dies-shark-attack-hawaii-part-alarming-rise A German tourist in Hawaii who was attacked by a shark last week has died of her injuries, according to hospital officials in Maui. Jana Lutteropp, 20, lost her arm in the attack during a snorkeling trip last Wednesday. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:20:26 +0000 Bill Chappell 19433 at http://blog.wlrn.org Tourist Dies Of Shark Attack In Hawaii, Part Of Alarming Rise PHOTO: Shark Cruises Florida Beach http://blog.wlrn.org/post/photo-shark-cruises-florida-beach <em>While on vacation Monday at Florida's Seagrove Beach, east of Pensacola, NPR's <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/7569853/russell-lewis" target="_blank">Russell Lewis</a> snapped a photo that's been picking up <a href="https://twitter.com/NPRrussell/status/356848566536392704" target="_blank">quite a few retweets</a>. It <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2013/07/12/201438989/sharknado-dares-to-ask-is-it-going-to-rain-giant-man-eating-sharks" target="_blank">wasn't "Sharknado II,"</a> but does seem to have caught folks' interest. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 11:38:50 +0000 Russell Lewis 17492 at http://blog.wlrn.org PHOTO: Shark Cruises Florida Beach 'Sharknado' Dares To Ask: Is It Going To Rain Giant Man-Eating Sharks? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/sharknado-dares-ask-it-going-rain-giant-man-eating-sharks If you have a Twitter account, there's an excellent chance you already know about <em>Sharknado</em>, SyFy's meteorological-marine horror movie that premiered last night. When I tell you that a <em>lot</em> of people were tweeting about <em>Sharknado</em>, <a href="https://twitter.com/MiaFarrow/status/355510835541577730" target="_blank">I'm not lying</a>.<p>Not to mention ... <a href="https://twitter.com/DonGonyea/status/355510082403975170" target="_blank">well</a>, you know. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 15:11:04 +0000 Linda Holmes 17316 at http://blog.wlrn.org 'Sharknado' Dares To Ask: Is It Going To Rain Giant Man-Eating Sharks? Miami Researcher Stars In TV Special On Great White Sharks http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-researcher-stars-tv-special-great-white-sharks <p>Miami-based shark researcher Neil Hammerschlag, whose work <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/shark-tagging-program-seeks-turn-tide-misunderstood-species" target="_blank">WLRN has covered in the past</a>, is getting international attention with his latest study on the feeding habits of the ocean's most feared and misunderstood creature: the great white shark.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:03:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 12355 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Researcher Stars In TV Special On Great White Sharks Here's What It Feels Like To Pet A Live Shark http://blog.wlrn.org/post/heres-what-it-feels-pet-live-shark <p>When we caught the first shark of the day, I'd already spent a good hour or so turning Neil Hammerschlag's words over in my head, like a gambler might fidget with a lucky coin in his pocket:&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"We might not </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">see</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> any sharks today."&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 11116 at http://blog.wlrn.org Here's What It Feels Like To Pet A Live Shark Shark Tagging Program Seeks To Turn The Tide For Misunderstood Species http://blog.wlrn.org/post/shark-tagging-program-seeks-turn-tide-misunderstood-species <p>On Saturday morning, <a href="http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/people/faculty-index/?p=neil-hammerschlag" target="_blank">Neil Hammerschlag</a>&nbsp;stood on the stern of a charter boat frequently used for his innovative <a href="http://rjd.miami.edu/research/projects/gps-for-sharks#citizen-science" target="_blank">shark tagging</a> and research program. The boat had departed just after 9 a.m. from Miami Seaquarium's docks. It stopped just a few miles offshore, Miami's skyline still visible in the distance.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 11:01:33 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 11019 at http://blog.wlrn.org Shark Tagging Program Seeks To Turn The Tide For Misunderstood Species South Florida Beaches Reopen After Shark Scare http://blog.wlrn.org/post/south-florida-beaches-reopen-after-shark-scare-yeah-shark-scare Several beaches in South Florida are open again following their closure earlier this week as a precautionary measure after thousands of migrating sharks were spotted near shore.<p><a href="http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/palm-beach-county-beaches-open-as-sharks-keep-dist/nWj4m/">The Palm Beach Post</a> reports that as of 9 a.m. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 19:49:33 +0000 Scott Neuman 10514 at http://blog.wlrn.org Thousands Of Sharks Make Annual Migration Along South Florida's Coast http://blog.wlrn.org/post/thousands-sharks-make-annual-migration-along-south-floridas-coast <p>Discovery Channel's <a href="http://sharkweekcountdown.com/" target="_blank">Shark Week</a> isn't until August, but South Florida is in the midst of its own shark celebration of sorts. Now through the end of April, the inshore waters off the coasts of Palm Beach County to Miami-Dade County will teem with shark activity.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 9633 at http://blog.wlrn.org Thousands Of Sharks Make Annual Migration Along South Florida's Coast