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July 5, 2003 | From Reuters
The European Union has outlawed the practice of slaughtering sharks for their fins, which are sold to Asia to make soup, according to an official regulation posted Friday. Much shark meat is of little value as it is considered tough to eat, and the practice of "finning" -- hacking the fins off living sharks and dumping them back in the sea where they die -- has been blamed for pushing some species close to extinction.
The explorers, young and old, find themselves in a completely different world, one of fascination and danger--the world of sharks. Amid the shimmering blue surroundings, they immediately encounter a white shark, the largest and perhaps the fiercest predator in the sea. It seems to hover above, looking poised to attack. Its mouth is agape, showing its array of razor-sharp teeth. The explorers slip past unscathed.
May 26, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Female sharks can fertilize their own eggs and give birth without sperm from males, according to a study published Wednesday in the British journal Biology Letters. The joint Northern Ireland-U.S. research analyzed the DNA of a shark born in 2001 at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha. Analysis of the baby shark's DNA found no trace of any chromosomal contribution from a male. Shark experts said this was the first confirmed case in a shark of parthenogenesis, or "virgin birth."
December 31, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
  What the Ducks want out of 2014 they produced Tuesday night. In a high-energy blitz of talent and toughness that answered a road loss to the San Jose Sharks two days earlier, the Ducks scored five goals in an 11-minute 25-second stretch to win, 6-3, at Honda Center. "Huge for us, because it shows when we play our game, we win," said Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano, who capped the scoring with a short-handed goal early in the third period. Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf already had two assists when he outraced the Sharks on an earlier third-period breakaway, closing it with a muscled shot that beat San Jose goalie Antti Niemi and forced his removal from the game.
February 5, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Sheldon Souray's 100-plus-mph slapshot makes hardened NHL players skate for cover in practice. Souray, a defenseman for the Ducks, launched his barely seen flying weapon at a crucial moment Monday, burying a goal past the glove of San Jose goaltender Thomas Greiss to give Anaheim a 2-1 victory and hand the Sharks their first regulation loss of the season. Viktor Fasth, the Ducks' rookie backup goalie, preserved the victory by stopping 25 of 26 shots against a team that had scored 30 goals before Monday.
July 21, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jessie Arbogast, the 8-year-old boy whose arm was torn off in a shark attack two weeks ago, has been taken off the critical list. Jessie's condition was upgraded to serious. He remained in a light coma but was no longer in immediate danger of dying, said Rob Patterson, a pediatric intensive care specialist at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital in Pensacola. The Ocean Springs, Miss.
June 29, 2005 | From Associated Press
A 16-year-old boy who lost a leg following the second shark attack in three days along the Florida Panhandle was in critical condition Tuesday and facing more surgery. Craig Adam Hutto was fishing in waist-deep water about 60 feet from shore Monday when the shark grabbed his right thigh, nearly severing the leg, said Capt. Bobby Plair of the Gulf County Sheriff's Office. Doctors amputated the boy's leg. Dr.
August 3, 2004 | From Associated Press
An 11-year-old boy who was bitten by a shark off the Gulf of Mexico learned how to fight off the animal -- by punching it in the gills -- from watching television. "I was watching TV the day before and I saw that on the Discovery Channel," Aaron Perez said Monday on NBC's "Today" show. A surgeon at Memorial Hermann Children's Hospital in Houston spent more than four hours reattaching the boy's arm after last weekend's attack. Authorities said the animal involved was a bull shark.
February 12, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A carpet shark about 2 feet long bit the leg of snorkeler Luke Tresoglavic north of Sydney, Australia -- and held on so tightly that the man swam 1,000 feet to shore with the carnivore attached to his leg. On shore, the shark still wouldn't let go, so Tresoglavic, 22, walked to his car, drove to a lifeguard post and walked inside, with the shark still hanging on. "There's nothing in our procedure manual for that," lifeguard Michael Jones said.
August 25, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A marine researcher was missing and presumed dead after a shark attack off a beach near the southern Australian city of Adelaide, police said. He and another researcher from Adelaide University were diving to collect cuttlefish eggs. People in their boat managed to haul the second diver to safety. Police found the missing diver's oxygen tank and buoyancy vest. His identity was not released, and the type of shark was not specified.
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