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11 Animals More Likely To Kill You Than Sharks

Sharks are kinda scary. In the water they're faster than us, can appear from what seems like out of nowhere in an instant, and pack a pretty solid bite. It's easy to get nervous when you're in the d…

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Why Sharks Are Declining Worldwide

If you think marine biologists get blasť about the remote places we've been and the wonderful animals we've seen, think again. I've visited countless uninhabited islands and spent hours underwater wit…

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Costa Rica Fully Bans Shark Fin Trade

Under existing legislation, shark finning itself had been banned in Costa Rica, but under a new executive order issued by President Laura Chinchilla, loopholes allowing the transport and import of s…

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Should Sharks Swimming Near Popular Beaches Be Killed?

The Australian state of Western Australia has approved an unprecedented set of new measures aimed at protecting beachgoers from sharks after six attacks were recorded in the state this year alone, r…

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Man Lost at Sea for 15 Weeks Saved by… a Shark?

Usually, a shark fin circling your boat is the last thing you want to see when you've become lost at sea. But according to one man, who had been aimlessly set adrift for 15 weeks, it was a shark -- …

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Sharks Learn New Skills From More Successful Sharks

By Mat McDermott, TreeHugger Perhaps this should be obvious, intuitive... Some really interesting research on sharks' ability to learn new skills is being highlighted by BBC News. Scientists from …

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Animals Acting Like Sharks Week (Funny Video)

By Trace Dominguez, Discovery Channel Shark Week begins this weekend and the Internet shouldn't be left out of the excitement. Here, Revision3 creates a Shark Week video for the "rest of us."…

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Tiger Shark Steals Diver’s Camera (Video)

By Jaymi Heimbuch, TreeHugger Tiger sharks are known for eating all kinds of weird stuff -- some of what's been recorded includes "a roll of tar paper, a tom-tom, a chicken coop, and unexploded…

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Top 10 Animal Gluttons

By Animal Planet The average American eats over 1,700 pounds of food every year, but that's no match for the eaters of the animal kingdom. While humans may know when to say when, some creatures…

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