An American tourist has lost her leg after being bitten by a shark while vacationing in Turks and Caicos, police say.
An incredible sonar image of what researchers thought was a 50-foot megalodon shark led them to believe the prehistoric beast of the seas had returned – until they realized what it really was.
The couple said that the hammerhead shark spotted on the Alabama beach was 10 to 12 feet long.
Scientists say that rising water temperatures due to climate change are allowing juvenile sharks to expand their territory.
Boy jumped into Bahamas lagoon where nurse sharks were feeding, father says
Experts with OCEARCH say these bait fish near the coast could be tied to the recent string of shark sightings in New York and New Jersey this summer
"We were surprised to find that the sharks we tracked spent so much time near the lights and sounds of the busy city, often close to shore, no matter the time of day," the study author said.
Fox 26 News Brief for June 11, 2018