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  • March 17, 2014

    Video: Spearfisherman Attacked by a Shark-0

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    Diver Jason Dimitri captured a nightmare scene on video in the form of a shark attack on March 13 while diving in the Caribbean. Mr. Dimitri was spearfishing for the invasive lionfish 70 feet below the surface when a reef shark took an interest in his catch…

    And then him.

    The shark attacked repeatedly before it was eventually deterred by a series of jabs from Dimitri’s trident.

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  • March 14, 2014

    Old Man and the Shark: 70-Year-Old Angler Targets 15-Foot Great White-1

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    There’s a great white shark heading toward Great Britain and the UK’s version of Quint says he’s going to stop it.

    West Country resident Zyg Gregorek is hailed by many as the world’s greatest fisherman, a title he received in 2007 after becoming the first person to catch all 27 species in the three "royal slams" set by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA). Mr. Gregorek’s notoriety grew in 2012 when he became the first recreational angler in history to catch five different species over 1,000 pounds.

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  • February 26, 2014

    Fly Angler Releases Potential World-Record Blacktip Shark-1

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    Would you give up a potential world-record fish on a matter of principal? Michael Roth did it without hesitation and I admire him for doing so.

    Roth landed a huge blacktip shark during a fishing trip to the Turks and Caicos this past January. Many believe the shark would have weighed more than 120 pounds. But as weighing the animal — which is required by International Game Fishing Association in order to qualify for a world record — would have meant the death of the beast, Roth released the fish unharmed. 

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  • February 20, 2014

    NZ Woman Lands Potential World-Record Pacific Bluefin Tuna-0

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    New Zealand angler Donna Pascoe landed a Pacific bluefin tuna Thursday morning that could shatter the current world record.

    The Auckland native was fishing with a team aboard the charter boat Gladiator off the northern tip of New Zealand near Houhora, reports the New Zealand Herald. Pascoe used a 130-pound line to reel in the monster bluefin, which took more than four hours.

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  • February 12, 2014

    NJ Girl Lands Record Black Grouper in Key West-0

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    A 16-pound black grouper will likely earn Brielle Bennett a new IGFA female Junior record.

    Bennett caught the 16-pound fish off Key West on Nov. 24, 2013 while on vacation with her family. The New Jersey native was fishing with a live grunt when the grouper took her bait and headed for the depths.

    She quickly put the screws to the reel and landed the monster in double-quick time.

    The fish was weighed and documented before being let loose — none the worse for wear.

    The current record is 13 pounds, 8 ounces.

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  • February 10, 2014

    Great White Shark Kills Spearfisherman in Australia-0

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    A spearfisherman was killed by a great white shark over the weekend off the Australian coast as his friends watched on in horror.

    Sam Kellet, 28, was spearfishing with friends off Goldsmith Beach when the attack occurred, the Daily Mail reports. Eyewitnesses say they saw the victim thrashing violently in the water just after the shark approached him. It is unclear if the victim's body has been recovered.

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  • February 10, 2014

    Potential World Record Bluefin Caught in New Zealand-0

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    Kiwi angler Kevin Baker caught the potential IGFA All-Tackle record Pacific bluefin tuna in the last hours of his fishing trip.

    Baker was fishing aboard the Cova Rose off the coast of Greymouth, New Zealand on Sept. 14, 2013 when he dropped a fresh hoki and hooked into something big. Very big.

    Baker's multiple day trip was coming to an end when he hooked up with the fish. So Baker was forced to battle the fish as quickly as he could. At one point during the 30-minute fight, Baker even cranked the drag on his Shimano 130W up to 80 pounds in an effort to land the monster. 

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  • February 7, 2014

    Giant, Mysterious Jellyfish Found on Tasmanian Beach-0

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    Th’a hell is that, Mate?

    Beachcombers in Tasmania came across a thing that prompted many to ask just that...

    The unidentified object from the sea was 5 feet in diameter and gooey like a jellyfish, according to Petethomasoutdoors.com. Josie Lim and her family were the first to discover the thing and their pictures of it soon caught the attention of Dr. Lisa-ann Gershwin, of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization.  Dr. Gershwin was able to identify the creature as one of three new species in the lion’s mane group of sea jellies found off Tasmania. Dr. Gershwin explained to the BBC:  “We’re very eager to know more about it.”

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  • February 3, 2014

    Video: Tiger Shark Stalks Two Spearfishermen -0

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    These spearfishermen got a little more excitement than they bargained for when a tiger shark began to stalk them on one of their dives. They were fishing in the Coral Sea of Australia, according to the YouTube video, which was posted last month. These guys definitely kept their cool, except for the one high-pitched scream in the middle of the video.

    Luckily, both the divers and the shark escaped the encounter unscathed.

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  • January 31, 2014

    Purple Mutant King Crab Found in Russia's Bering Sea-1

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    Melt some butter and pop some beers. We’re feasting on king crab tonight … What the heck! I ain’t eating no purple crab. It looks like Barney the dinosaur with pinchers. Or maybe a bug that swam in a neon grape Slurpee...

    Employees at Marusan Mikami in Hokkaido, Japan were shocked to find a purple crab among their shipment of Red king crabs from Russia’s Bering Sea.

    Marusan Mikami President Kenetsu Mikami Told the Hokkaido Doshin, “I’ve been dealing with crabs for 25 years, but this is the first time to see that color. It could be a good omen.”

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