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Rare teeth from ancient mega-shark found on Australia beach

Rare teeth from ancient mega-shark found on Australia beach

A rare set of teeth from a giant prehistoric mega-shark twice the size of the great white have been found on an Australian beach by a keen-eyed amateur enthusiast, scientists said Thursday.

Shark kills Czech tourist swimming in waters off Egypt

Shark kills Czech tourist swimming in waters off Egypt

The man died 20 kilometres north of Marsa Alam city as "a result of an attack by a shark", city council chairman General Atef Wagdy told AFP.

New Zealand's 'first bloke' fends off angry shark

New Zealand's 'first bloke' fends off angry shark

Clarke Gayford, the partner of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, said the dolphin was content to watch the underwater drama unfold from a distance.

Australia lifesaving drone makes first rescue

Australia lifesaving drone makes first rescue

A pair of Australian swimmers on Thursday became the first people to be rescued in the ocean by a drone when the aerial lifesaver dropped an safety device to distressed teens caught in rough seas.

American tourist killed in Costa Rica shark attack

American tourist killed in Costa Rica shark attack

A 49-year-old US female tourist was killed by a tiger shark this week while diving off a Costa Rican island in the Pacific Ocean, the government and local media reported.

'Fluffy' the great white shark heads back to sea

'Fluffy' the great white shark heads back to sea

A baby great white shark that stunned onlookers when it washed up on a popular Sydney beach was released back into the ocean Tuesday after spending the night in an aquarium.

Surfer 'mauled in Australia shark attack'

Surfer 'mauled in Australia shark attack'

A surfer was thrown into the air and his board snapped in a suspected great white shark attack off Australia's east coast Sunday that left him with bloody cuts to his right hip.

Great white shark jumps into Australian fisherman's boat

Great white shark jumps into Australian fisherman's boat

An elderly Australian fisherman has lived to tell the tale after a great white shark leapt into his boat, surviving with only an injured arm after he was sent flying by the thrashing beast.

Endangered sawfish no match for Australian crocodile

Endangered sawfish no match for Australian crocodile

The sharpened teeth on the saw-like snout of the critically endangered Australian sawfish is proving little defence against its deadliest underwater predators, the crocodile and shark.

Massive Hong Kong shark fin seizure as ban flouted

Massive Hong Kong shark fin seizure as ban flouted

Hong Kong authorities have seized more than a tonne of shark fins as activists warn traders are sneaking the sought-after delicacy into the city by mislabelling shipments to get around bans by major transporters.

Friends save spearfisherman from shark mauling off Australia

Friends save spearfisherman from shark mauling off Australia

A shark badly mauled a man spearfishing Saturday in northern Queensland leaving him in serious condition after friends saved his life by pulling him aboard their boat, the ambulance service said.

'Shark boy' swims for Paralympic glory -- and saving sharks

'Shark boy' swims for Paralympic glory -- and saving sharks

When South African Achmat Hassiem competes in the Paralympic swimming pool he motivates himself by imagining a shark just behind -- the shark that bit off half his leg a decade ago.