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Surfing champ, shark wrestler: 'I haven't got a scratch on me'

...of his days, about how he fought off a shark with his bare hands during a surfing competition...Dundee-style Aussie. He's the real thing: his shark-wrestling exploits were broadcast live...trauma right now."To walk away from a shark attack with not a scratch on you - it is...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-22/surfing-champ-shark-wrestler-i-havent
Not For Web
Three-time surf champ fights off shark during South Africa competition

...Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, three-time world champion Mick Fanning...The Australian surfer was struck by the shark from behind and knocked into the water...defend himself and turned to punch the shark in the back."I saw it taking my board...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-20/three-time-surf-champ-fights-shark-du
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Man bitten by shark on Outer Banks is 7th this summer

...at critical risk of dying.Shark experts say the recent spate...record-breaking numbers of shark bites might be related to an...usual, said Chuck Bangley, a shark researcher at East Carolina...this summer, which attracts sharks. There have also been reports...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-02/man-bitten-shark-outer-banks-7th-summ
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After attacks, shark fishing ban mulled

...punished for the rare shark attacks, but local officials in Oak Island want a shark fishing ban to limit the food supply for sharks close to shore - at least...swimmers by attracting sharks."Until we get some...would not" stop allowing shark fishing, Thomes said...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-18/after-attacks-shark-fishing-ban-mulle
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Missing teens strayed from planned route into open ocean

...countless: Could they have clung to a cooler, perhaps, or used it to capture rainwater? Could they have avoided the threat of sharks or other marine life? Could they fight their own thirst and thoughts of drinking the salt water?"Even though the odds are...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/missing-teens-strayed-planned-route-o
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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for July 13, 2015

...watched salmon start to stack up in the waters of Gastineau Channel, their dorsal fins cutting the surface like those of tiny sharks. Fishermen have lined the shoreline near Douglas Island Pink And Chum, and farther from town, the summer king salmon troll...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-13/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-j
Opinion
Cuba, US improve relations, but sports defections continue

...won't matter," he said. "People can go back and forth like in any other place so then they won't have to be killed by sharks going to Florida."Borrell said many Cubans were unaware of defections, since the government doesn't publicize them, and...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-07-20/cuba-us-improve-relations-sports-defec
Sports
Putting up your own fish II: Fish license options

...need a free Harvest Card if they're going to be fishing for species with an annual limit. For resident kids that's just sharks or steelhead. For non-resident kids it's multiple species including king salmon so they definitely want to have a Harvest...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-22/putting-your-own-fish-ii-fish-license-opt
Art
An ocean of change: Warm gulf leads to unusual happenings, worried scientists

...spokesperson Julie Speegle in an email.In the 1997-1998 El Nino cycle, Orsi said he and other scientists observed blue sharks and jack mackerel in Alaska's waters. Plankton, algaeIt's not just the big species that are showing up, however. Some...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-17/sea-changes-warm-gulf-leads-unusual-
Outdoors
Study: Sleeper sharks may kill Steller sea lions

...great white sharks and salmon sharks have body types that would have...questioned whether cold-blooded sharks may have ingested the transmitters...sea lion carcasses. Unless a shark was nearby to start eating when...constitute proof that sleeper sharks are killing live Steller sea...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-16/study-sleeper-sharks-may-kill-steller-s
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