‘Drone Shark’ Unveiled As Latest U.S. Navy Robot Weapon, No Lasers On Its Head, But Fiction Definitely Becoming Fact
Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers movies wanted “sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads” but couldn’t get them, yet the real U.S. Navy now has drone sharks, and while the robots don’t have lasers, the “GhostSwimmer” UUV is a formidable weapon ripped right out of fiction.
A shark attack on an outrigger sent a Santa Barbara woman into the water Sunday.
A surfer claims he was in the water off of Manresa State Beach around 6:45 Saturday evening when a Great White popped him into the air before chomping his board and pulling him under water briefly.
The science complex in Golden Gate Park installed the cameras a few months back and they offer awesome image quality of the blacktip reef sharks and bamboo sharks inside the museum’s shallow enclosure. Viewers can toggle between reef and lagoon views while getting a description of the sharks and their roomies (mostly rays and smaller fish).
A recent study published in PLOS ONE found that the number of sharks swimming in the Pacific is around 2,400, about six times the number previously estimated.
Recent shark sightings in Southern California, one the ended in an attack on Saturday, is enough of a reason to want to stay dry on shore this summer. But data shows shark attacks are down.
Giant teeth from a 40-foot-long shark and portions of what could turn out to be an entire whale skeleton are among the hundreds of fossils being carefully unearthed at a dam construction site in Fremont.
Great White sharks are thought of as one of the world’s most feared predators, but documentary filmmakers say the tables have been turned after a nearly 10-foot shark was eaten by another sea creature in the waters off Australia.
Jay Scrivner was waiting for waves off the Northern California coast near his hometown of Eureka on Sunday morning after surfing for about two hours when a great white he estimated at about 8-to-9 feet long bit his thigh and board.
The Chief of the Stinson Beach Fire Department has confirmed to KCBS that a great white shark was spotted off the beach Monday afternoon, prompting a ban on swimming and surfing for at least the next several days.