Billfish acrobatics can be a stunning part of offshore sport fishing, but when the bill comes flying straight at the anglers, things can get scary fast. Check out this marlin going airborne into a trio of fisherman. Fortunately, it looks like the flailing fish left no one injured.
Pesky blue sharks circling your boat? Why not hand feed them some bluefish? Check out this clip of Capt. Mark Segal and the crew on the TABASCO having some fun with blue sharks during the Star Island Shark Tournament off Long Island.
An Alabama man who plead guilty to "cannonballing" a mother manatee and her calf last year in Florida has been fined and sentenced to community service and probation.
Taylor Martin, the self-proclaimed "Tayla the manatee slaya," appeared in an Orlando Federal Court Wednesday and was ordered to pay a $3,000 fine and serve 175 community service hours. He will also serve two years of probation and must issue an apology for harassing the endangered species on Facebook, where a video of him leaping on the animals first appeared.
A rare piebald tarpon was caught and released in Florida earlier this month.
Capt. Clark Wright, who runs a charter service on Florida’s west coast, was fishing with a client on June 5 off Anna Maria’s coast when he spotted a strange looking fish jumping and rolling in the water. He said that even from a distance he could see that it had an orange tint and spots.
"In my 20 years of tarpon fishing, I've never seen a tarpon like this before," Wright told Sport Fishing. "I told the visiting angler and my mate that we had to get this tarpon to the boat."
That's what marine biologists, media outlets, and diving experts found out when they discovered the man who allegedly "attacked" a stingray was merely having a laugh with his daughter and the shadow of her ray-like kite.
Producers and scientists involved in the documentary The Search for the Ocean's Super Predator (which has been repackaged by the Smithsonian Channel and titled: Hunt for the Super Predator) have solved the 11-year-old mystery of what killed an ate a 9 foot great white shark off an Australian beach more than a decade ago.
The Western Australian government killed 50 of the 172 sharks it caught in the past three months as part of culling program aimed to reduce the number of shark attacks on humans. The $20 million shark mitigation policy, which ended last week, required the killing of tiger, bull and great white sharks measuring more than 10 feet. None of the sharks killed thus far have been great whites. All of the 50 that were killed were tiger sharks with one specimen measuring 14.8 feet. Fourteen sharks that measured under 10 feet were found on the drum line dead. Four sharks that were considered too weak to survive were killed.
This policy has attracted worldwide attention from activists who felt the policy was too barbaric. Among those to publicly condemn the policy were comedian Ricky Gervais (who also blasted hunting show host Melissa Bachman last year for legally taking a lion in South Africa) and Lesley Rochat, who made waves by protesting the cull by swimming naked with sharks and being photographed nude while suspended from a fake drum line. Below is another one of Lesley's swimming-with-shark stunts.
Warning: Video contains graphic language and images.
A group of Sarasota, Fla., anglers delivered dozens of hammerhead shark pups after discovering that the 12-footer they caught from the beach was pregnant. The big female hammerhead had apparently died after being attacked by another shark during the 2 1/2-hour battle. Click here to check out the full video.