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Aming ‘Disappointed’ About Dead Galapagos

Aming ‘Disappointed’ About Dead Galapagos

[Written by Don Burgess] An ocean life researcher is lamenting the loss of three Galapagos sharks which were apparently caught off of Warwick Long Bay. Choy Aming, who works for the Bermuda Shark Project, said it is not illegal to catch these sharks, but the species is near threatened, has a slow reproductive rate, has a high mortality rate, and it... Read more of this article

Ministry On Sightings Of Hammerhead Shark

Ministry On Sightings Of Hammerhead Shark

Following the most recent shark sighting at Shelly Bay, the Ministry said it is likely the same one as seen over the past few months and said that while there is no need for alarm, “under no circumstances should anyone attempt to approach or handle the shark in any way.” The Ministry said, “On Sunday 4th June, 2018, the Ministry of... Read more of this article

Video: Shark Makes ‘Visit’ To Shelly Bay Beach

Video: Shark Makes ‘Visit’ To Shelly Bay Beach

Yet another video of a shark has gone viral, this time with footage appearing to show the shark coming in close to shore at Shelly Bay Beach. This latest shark sighting comes following a number of others, with local expert Choy Aming previously saying that he is “almost positive that the same hammerhead is being spotted repeatedly,” going... Read more of this article

Aming: Likely The Same Shark Being Seen

Aming: Likely The Same Shark Being Seen

Following the recent shark sightings, local expert Choy Aming said he is “almost positive that the same hammerhead is being spotted repeatedly” and explained that hammerheads “are quite docile and are not really a threat to people” and “noted that this may be the only hammerhead you see in Bermuda in your life.” There... Read more of this article

Hammerhead Shark ‘Visits’ White Horse Pub

Hammerhead Shark ‘Visits’ White Horse Pub

[Written by Don Burgess] A video of a hammerhead shark outside of the White Horse Pub & Restaurant has gone viral. At around 3 pm on Friday, a hammerhead shark was seen along the bridge to Ordnance Island. A quick-thinking jetski instructor from KS Watersports filmed the shark swimming just below the surface of the water. He shared that with Chris... Read more of this article

McGinger Comic: Shark & Triathlon Training

McGinger Comic: Shark & Triathlon Training

[Written by McGinger Design Lab] In the fifth of a new comic series from McGinger Design Lab, McGinger combines the highlight of the week [Hammerhead shark in Flatts!] with the upcoming Triathlon World Series happening in Bermuda this month and the tradition of not entering the water until the 24th May. Related StoriesMcGinger Comic: Sleeping... Read more of this article

Video: Family Films Hammerhead Shark

Video: Family Films Hammerhead Shark

A family said they found themselves privy to a rare sight as they paddle boarded close to Flatts Inlet recently, as a shark made a surprisingly close approach that they were able to catch on video, which went viral after being posted on social media. Julie Compton told Bernews, “It was Monday afternoon, with myself and my husband Jim paddle boarding... Read more of this article

“Andy” Is Now The Longest Tracked Tiger Shark

“Andy” Is Now The Longest Tracked Tiger Shark

Andy — a tiger shark tagged in Bermuda by scientists from Nova Southeastern University’s [NSU] Guy Harvey Research Institute [GHRI] in 2014 — is now the longest tracked tiger shark on record. “Travelling approximately 37,565 miles off the eastern coast of the United States and around Bermuda, the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos, Andy... Read more of this article

Sharks ‘Thomas’ & ‘Errol Finn’ Near Bermuda

Sharks ‘Thomas’ & ‘Errol Finn’ Near Bermuda

Two sharks — named Thomas and Errol Finn — are currently ‘visiting’ the Bermuda area according to ocean research group OCEARCH. Errol Finn is a 6 foot long, 200 pound adult male shortfin mako who was tagged last month, while Thomas is a 9 foot long 305lb Blue Shark who has been recorded traveling over 7649 miles since being tagged... Read more of this article

Tiger Shark “Andy” Breaks Distance Record

Tiger Shark “Andy” Breaks Distance Record

A tiger shark named “Andy” — which was tagged in Bermuda in 2014 by the Guy Harvey Research Institute [GHRI] at Nova Southeastern University [NSU] — has broken the record for distance travelled by a GHRI tagged shark, covering 33,820 miles in 1,113 days – a little more than three years – and is still going. The GHRI has an extensive... Read more of this article

Great White Shark Passing By Bermuda Again

Great White Shark Passing By Bermuda Again

Lydia – the 2,000 lb, 14 foot 6 inch great white shark being tracked on her travels around the Atlantic Ocean – is getting set to pass in Bermuda’s vicinity again, according to ocean research group OCEARCH. Lydia is no stranger to Bermuda’s waters, having passed by our general vicinity a several times previously. Photo of Lydia... Read more of this article

2000lb Great White Passing South Of Bermuda

2000lb Great White Passing South Of Bermuda

[Updated] A 2000lb 14ft 6in great white shark named “Lydia” is making her way past the south of Bermuda today [March 1], according to ocean research group OCEARCH. Lydia is no stranger to Bermuda’s waters, having passed by our general vicinity a few times before, however this time happens to coincide with her 2 year tagging anniversary. On... Read more of this article

2000lb Great White Shark Passes By Again

2000lb Great White Shark Passes By Again

Lydia — a 2000lb 14ft 6in great white shark — recently passed in the vicinity of Bermuda, according to a tracking system run by the non-profit organization ocean research group OCEARCH. Lydia, who has passed by Bermuda’s waters before, traveled from the east coast of the USA, making her way to the general outskirts of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article