"Gear retention—when marine animals escape from fishing gear with parts of the gear stuck on their bodies—has been recognized as a potential problem for some time," researcher Carl Meyer said.
A German tourist has suffered severe leg injuries in a possible shark attack on a beach in southern Thailand.
A 26-year-old surfer has suffered a foot injury "possibly from a shark" off the coast of North Carolina, local authorities have reported.
Authorities said the remains of the deep water sharks were found dumped on Strandfontein beach in Cape Town, South Africa.
The human leg covered in swimwear washed up on the coast of Australia and could have floated hundreds of kilometers.
Non-profit OCEARCH has been tagging sharks since 2007, revealing fascinating insights into their behavior.
Kiss, the rock icons, boarded a cruise in Australia to play for a very specific audience: great white sharks.
In theory, the ancient shark could have grown up to a staggering 22 feet in length, according to researchers.
Beaches in Maui have been closed after several sharks were spotted on three occasions in two days.
Some of the teeth could belong to the extinct shark megalodon—one of the largest and most powerful predators to have ever lived.
Non-profit OCEARCH tagged the shark with a monitoring device in September earlier this year.
The shark was tagged in September by researchers from non-profit OCEARCH near Nova Scotia in Canada,
Emilio Gianfancesco, 17, Jedd Falloon and Toby Howe, both 16, had been spearfishing in Hamelin Bay, Western Australia when a shark suddenly appeared
Researchers monitored nearly 300 sharks over the course of more than four years.
A tourist off the coast of Tahiti was left severely injured following a rare shark attack in the region.
Riley Brown had a close encounter with a shark while surfing with his friends at Woorim Beach in Australia.
The latest find is surprising because shark skeletons are made of cartilage—a rubbery tissue that doesn't preserve as well as bone.
The president retweeted the post just before midday amid a series of other retweets praising conservative radio personality Mark Levin's argument with Fox News host Ed Henry.
This isn't the first shark attack to occur in the waters of northeast Florida and southeast Georgia in recent months.
Photographer Joe Malt of Orleans, Massachusetts captured a surfer's close encounter with a shark on Nauset Beach this morning.
Blue sharks are considered "near threatened" globally, though there is no limit on catching them in the United Kingdom.
"I hope you enjoy your moment of glory," wrote one commenter, "and I hope for your sake karma doesn't come bite you hard the next time your out fishing for sharks."
"We simply believe that human life must be prioritised over the lives of sharks," head of the state government of Queensland, Australia, said.
At least three people were bitten in just a two-day period, including a surfer who landed on a shark.
"I was freaking out. I was like, 'He has no idea there's a shark right next to them," said photographer Matt Larmand.
"Obviously it was the most intense moment of my life," fishing guide Rob Gorta said.
The seal attack on Saturday marked the fourth time a shark has been spotted at Nauset Beach, leading to the closure.