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    15 Ton Shark Off Pakistan Coastal Belt

  • Shock as Aussie surf pro fights off shark attack in South Africa

    SYDNEY: Australian surf champion Mick Fanning's shocked mother feared she had lost another son after he was attacked by a huge shark in South Africa, with the sport's top names also left shaken Monday by the terrifying close call...

    In a churn of water and spray, Fanning, a triple world champion, was knocked off his board as he battled to fend off the animal in images being shown live...

  • Surfer escapes unscathed from shark attack

    SYDNEY: Australian surf champion Mick Fanning on Tuesday called his escape from a shark attack a “miracle” and vowed to return to the waves, while paying tribute to “warrior” mate Julian Wilson for rushing to help...

    The 34-year-old three-time world champion fought off a large shark during the final heat of a world tour event at Jeffreys Bay in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province on Sunday in dramatic scenes beamed live around the...

  • Entangled baby whale shark rescued

    KARACHI: A juvenile whale shark was rescued and released back into the sea on Thursday after it got entangled in a fishing net about two kilometres north of Churna Island in Balochistan...

    The shark was about 7...

  • Dead whale shark hauled in to Karachi Fish Harbour

    A whale shark was brought to the Karachi Fish Harbour early Thursday to be auctioned off to bidders, but harbour authorities said they will be arresting the fishermen who hauled it in because the fish is a rarity in Pakistani waters and not supposed to be hunted...

    Weighing about three tons and measuring 16-17 feet in length and 4ft wide, the shark was reportedly 'caught' in the proximity of Indian waters after it reportedly injured...

  • Djokovic wary of 'shark' attack at French Open

    PARIS: World number one Novak Djokovic will go 'shark' hunting at the French Open on Thursday as he looks to seal a place in the last 32...

    Djokovic, seeking to take a step closer to a first Roland Garros title and complete the career Grand Slam, faces Belgian qualifier Steve Darcis whose nickname is 'The Shark'...

  • Surfer bitten in reported Australian shark attack

    SYDNEY: A surfer suffered serious injuries to his leg Tuesday after reportedly being mauled by a shark in the latest attack off Australia's east coast this year...

    The 20-year-old man was surfing off Lighthouse Beach in the Ballina region, a popular spot some 740 kilometres north of Sydney, when he was bitten on his left thigh on Tuesday evening, New South Wales state police said...

  • Australian beaches closed after another shark attack

    SYDNEY: Several beaches on Australia’s east coast remained closed on Sunday after a bodyboarder was seriously hurt in a shark attack, just weeks after two others were badly mauled at a nearby region...

    A 38-year-old man was bodyboarding with a friend off Lighthouse Beach, about 400 kilometres north of Sydney, late on Saturday afternoon when he was attacked and suffered “life-threatening injuries”, New South Wales state police said......

  • Swimmer mauled in suspected Australia shark attack

    SYDNEY: A swimmer suffered wounds to his arms and legs Saturday after he was mauled in a suspected shark attack off Queensland state on Australia's east coast, officials said...

    The latest reported attack comes during the busy summer season, and as authorities in neighbouring New South Wales implement a range of shark-prevention measures to reduce encounters after a spate of maulings in the state last year...

  • Australia to test new technology after wave of shark attacks

    SYDNEY: Australian shark experts will test cutting-edge technology — including electrical barriers powered by wave energy — following an "unprecedented" series of attacks on swimmers...

    The country has one of the world's highest incidences of shark attacks and researchers from around the world met in Sydney on Tuesday at a meeting organised in part to address community fears...

  • Australian cyclone leaves behind shark on flooded road

    AYR: An Australian journalist covering flooding from Cyclone Debbie was shocked to come across a dead bull shark that was apparently swept up in the deluge...

    au that he was in the town of Ayr to shoot video of a flooded road and couldn’t believe he came across a shark in a puddle...

  • Giant tiger shark ‘was dead when retrieved’

    8-metre-long tiger shark weighing 550 kilograms was accidentally caught about 186km south of Karachi in the Indus Swatch area off Keti Bunder, four days ago...

    It was already dead when it was retrieved from the water, said Noor Mohammad, a fisherman trained by the World Wide Fund for Nature, Pakistan (WWF-P) to collect data for tuna fisheries...

  • No imminent cyclone threat to Pakistan coastal areas

    KARACHI: None of the coastal areas of Pakistan are under threat of a cyclone at present and fishermen may continue their activities till the issuance of any warning, said a Met official on Friday...

    In case of a cyclone, a weather advisory would be issued, he said, while advising all the stakeholders and authorities concerned to keep the fishermen informed about weather advisories of the Pakistan Meteorological Department...

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