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Great White Shark Washes Ashore In New York; Others Sighted

Though the shark that washed ashore was a juvenile, it was hardly the only great white in New York Waters

A shark found Tuesday evening on the beach at Amagansett in Long Island has been confirmed as a great white, according to scientists from Stony Brook University, though other sightings confirm that it is hardly the only one to be found in New York waters. The shark was found stranded on the beach earlier this… Read more »

Pit Bull That Suffered 30-Foot Fall Is Reunited With Owner

Wookie the pit bull was thrown off a 30-foot overpass.

Pit bulls have a bad reputation. Whether people believe the hype or not, there’s no denying that there’s a higher rate of violence toward the breed because of it. The story of Wookie is one that speaks toward that cruelty, but he’s only one of many pit bulls that became victims this week. On Tuesday,… Read more »

Unprovoked: Pitbull And Owner’s Friend Stabbed By Another Dog Owner In San Francisco

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Pit bulls, American StaffordShire Terrier, StaffordShire Bull Terrier, “Man’s best friend,” sometimes victim of negative press and breed specific bans. Normally, the word “pit bull” and “attack” prompt images of vicious, blood thirsty canines slaughtering innocent children. This has not been the case in San Francisco, California. Early Friday morning, two young men were walking… Read more »

Great White Shark Attack Throws Surfer ‘3m Into The Air’

The surfer suffered a breach attack, in which the great white shark struck him from below

A young man who was bitten by a great white shark off Cape Town’s Muizenberg beach on Friday was tossed nearly ten feet into the air by the intensity of the predator’s attack, according to witnesses. “There was only the board between him and the shark’s mouth. His board saved him,” said Julian Pringle, a… Read more »

Calico Lobster Set To Debut At Explore The Ocean World Oceanarium

Unique Crustacean

A rare calico lobster is set to debut at Hampton’s Explore the Ocean World Oceanarium. The orange and blue crustacean was donated to the oceanarium by a local fisherman. Josiah Beringer said he and his nephew found the unusual lobster in a trap, which was set near the mouth of New Hampshire’s Hampton Harbor Marine… Read more »

‘Cape Cod Shark Hunters’ Are After Great Whites

Great White Sharks Massachusetts

Great white sharks have become a major draw for tourists in Cape Cod this year, but thanks to the efforts of Captain Bill Chaprales and his son Nick, also known as the Cape Cod Shark Hunters, scientists have a unique opportunity to study one of the ocean’s most feared predators. Chaprales and his son have… Read more »

Pit Bull Baby Meets Human Baby, Cuddling Ensues [Video]

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Pit bull pups and human pups. The inseparable friendship that, in this case, started at birth. A pit bull, or known known by its proper name “Staffordshire Terrier,” are often referred to as “nanny dog.” Though the exact origin of this title does not seem concrete, there are many old pit bull photos and history… Read more »

Original Owners Take Missing Dog Away From New Family After Seven Years

Family Finds Dog

A Texas family was reunited with their missing dog after seven years. Although the Millers were thrilled to find their lost pet, another family is now heartbroken. Kelli Davis said “Harley” was an important part of her family for more than six years. The dog was eventually returned to his original owners. However, Davis said… Read more »

‘Summer Of The Shark’? Cape Cod Booms As Great Whites Invade

Increasing numbers of white shark sightings are fueling a tourism boom on Cape Cod

Tourism is booming in Cape Cod as the number of great white shark sightings are on the rise, while local fisherman have already observed amazing behavior in one of the ocean’s fiercest predators. Cape Cod businesses are embracing the great white shark influx, Mashable reports. Tourists can catch a showing of Jaws at local theaters,… Read more »