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The GhostSwimmer vehicle, developed by the Chief of Naval Operations Rapid Innovation Cell project Silent NEMO, undergoes testing at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story. (U.S. Navy)

‘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.

12/16/2014

A Great White Shark swims in Shark Alley near Dyer Island on July 8, 2010 in Gansbaai, South Africa. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Santa Barbara Shark Attack Sends Woman Into Ocean

A shark attack on an outrigger sent a Santa Barbara woman into the water Sunday.

10/22/2014

A great white shark on display at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (Monterey Bay Aquarium)

Surfboard, Seal Chomped During Pair Of Monterey Bay Shark Sightings

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.

09/15/2014

California Academy of Sciences' reef cam in the shark tank. (Cal Academy)

Cal Academy’s Shark Cams Give Even Office Workers Chance To Live Shark Week

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).

08/13/2014

A Great White shark jumps out of the water as it hunts Cape fur seals near False Bay, on July 4, 2010. 
(Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images)

Study Finds Pacific Great White Shark Population At Least Five Times Previous Estimates

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.

07/14/2014

A Great White Shark (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Despite Southern California Great White Shark Attack Caught On Tape, Shark Attacks Are Diminishing

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.

07/07/2014

An EarthCam shoots the progress of the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project. (Photo courtesy of Water System Improvement Program Sunol Valley)

20 Million-Year-Old Fossils Discovered At Fremont Dam Construction Site

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.

07/07/2014

A Great White Shark swims in Shark Alley near Dyer Island on July 8, 2010 in Gansbaai, South Africa. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Large White Shark Likely Killed By Mystery Sea Creature Off Australian Coast

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.

06/11/2014

A shark left bite marks on Jay Scrivner's surfboard during an attack near Humboldt Bay on October 6, 2013. (CBS)

Surfer Survives Shark Attack Near Humboldt Bay

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.

10/07/2013

A Great White Shark swims in Shark Alley near Dyer Island on July 8, 2010 in Gansbaai, South Africa. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Great White Shark Off Stinson Beach Prompts Swimming, Surfing Ban

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.

08/20/2013

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