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Great White Shark Spotted Off Cape Cod As Population ‘Surging’

Researchers were able to follow the shark for an hour

A 14 foot female great white shark was spotted off Cape Cod this weekend by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, marking the first ocean-side sighting of a white shark this year. AWSC spotted the first white shark of the season (on the ocean side) off the Cape today. ~14′ female named Ping. pic.twitter.com/ngdcXa0pAt — Atlantic… Read more »

Two Guys Swam Through Flood Waters To Save Stranded Foxes [Photos]

river rescue

Two men are being hailed heroes in Saskatchewan, Canada, for risking their lives to help save some stranded foxes after an extreme downpour that left the area flooded. The event unfolded on Twitter as one of friends of the heroes documented the event. First, the weather station warned of impending rainfall and flooding potential. Fast… Read more »

Game Of Thrones: The Pugs Of Westeros [VIDEO]

Pugs of Westeros

When it comes to news here on The Inquisitr, we have plenty of articles on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Now whether those articles are breaking news, such as the spoilers by George R.R. Martin, gossip and celebrity stuff, such as the queen visiting the set, or just funny cool stuff like actor and actress selfies,… Read more »

‘The Human Whisperer': Dog Helps PTSD Survivor Live Life

'The-Human-Whisperer'--Dog-Helps-PTSD-Survivor-Live-Life

You often hear about service animals that help someone who is blind or otherwise incapacitated live their everyday lives in a way that resembles some sense of normalcy. This is a story about a dog who is helping a Memphis-area veteran live what many would consider a normal life after a traumatic brain injury while… Read more »

Fish Are Much More Intelligent than We Thought

smart fish

Over the past decade or so, there have been ongoing studies concerning that nature and the intelligence of various aquatic animals including whales, dolphins, sea lions, octopi and others. But until more recently, fish in general had been left somewhat out of the equation. They were considered mindless, emotionless and insensitive to pain or pleasure…. Read more »

Introducing Peanut, The World’s Ugliest Dog Contest Winner For 2014!

World's Ugliest Dog Peanut

Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder, but ugly is definitely in the eyes of the judges at the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. Held annually as part of the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California, the contest pits the world’s biggest canine eyesores against one another. This year’s contest occurred this past Friday, and… Read more »

Shark Attacks Shouldn’t Surge With Great White Shark Population

The great white shark population is increasing every day.

Scientists are noting a surge in the great white shark population off the Eastern U.S. and Canada. A study published in PLOS ONE by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists (Seasonal Distribution and Historic Trends in Abundance of White Sharks, Carcharodon carcharias, in the Western North Atlantic Ocean), claims that the population of the elusive… Read more »

Fish-Eating Aquatic Spiders: They’re Real, Sleep Well

Fish-eating spiders are all over the world.

It’s easy to view spiders as the creatures of nightmares. They’re amazing predators, they drink blood and the majority of them use webs or venom or incapacitate their victims. Still, water has always been considered one of their weaknesses. A new study in the journal PLOS ONE by Martin Nyffeler, a spider expert from the… Read more »

Bear, Alaska Baseball Game Do Not Mix, Video Goes Viral

Bear, Alaska Baseball Game Do Not Mix, Video Goes Viral

When a bear’s Alaska baseball game intrusion was caught on video, the entire thing managed to go viral… but do not worry, no one was mauled, and neither were any of the kids featured apparently ever in danger. But you know how popular those big bad bears can be. In a related report by The… Read more »

This Puppy Rescue Video From India Will Move You To Tears

Puppy rescue India

Puppy and animal rescue videos are generally great to watch, thanks to the great happy endings they usually have. But this one particular rescue video of a puppy trapped inside a well is special in that it happened in India. Shot by folks from over at Animal Aid Unlimited, the incident happened in a village… Read more »