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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Was it Big Kahuna? That's just a guess after seeing a video of a shark circling a boat off the coast of Ocean City that was posted online by University of Maryland student Aaron Caplan. Caplan, 19, said he was shark fishing with friends on July 30 about 5-6 miles off shore when a great white shark became curious about his boat. He estimated the shark was about 13-15 feet - a wee bit smaller than his 24-foot fishing boat. "It got close enough that we identified it as a great white," he said in a phone interview Thursday, adding that he never expected to attract anything that big. "We actually got to pet it one of the times when it rubbed against the boat.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Was it Big Kahuna? That's just a guess after seeing a video of a shark circling a boat off the coast of Ocean City that was posted online by University of Maryland student Aaron Caplan. Caplan, 19, said he was shark fishing with friends on July 30 about 5-6 miles off shore when a great white shark became curious about his boat. He estimated the shark was about 13-15 feet - a wee bit smaller than his 24-foot fishing boat. "It got close enough that we identified it as a great white," he said in a phone interview Thursday, adding that he never expected to attract anything that big. "We actually got to pet it one of the times when it rubbed against the boat.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
The movie "Jaws" was released 39 years ago this month so by now we're certain it's more than safe to go back in the water. Or is it? Over the weekend, a fisherman off the coast of Cape May, N.J., had a semi-pleasant (no one died) encounter with a great white shark that came snooping near the man's 35-foot boat. The 16-foot shark hung around about 20 minutes, according to Steve Clark, the vessel's owner, and didn't leave without getting a taste of a bait bag filled with chum that was hanging from the boat.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
The movie "Jaws" was released 39 years ago this month so by now we're certain it's more than safe to go back in the water. Or is it? Over the weekend, a fisherman off the coast of Cape May, N.J., had a semi-pleasant (no one died) encounter with a great white shark that came snooping near the man's 35-foot boat. The 16-foot shark hung around about 20 minutes, according to Steve Clark, the vessel's owner, and didn't leave without getting a taste of a bait bag filled with chum that was hanging from the boat.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,Sun Reporter | October 14, 2007
Lab glasses securely in place, Amber Warfield inserted the scientific instrument into a small test tube and carefully extracted the dark liquid inside. She then bent over a small square of bright blue gel and transferred the newly acquired sample into one of the tiny rectangular holes puncturing the gel. She handed the instrument, a micropipette used to measure very small volumes, to lab partner Joshua Ayres. He repeated her movements with a second sample substance, taking care not to spill it onto the gel and contaminate their experiment.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2011
I had heard about this before, but last night I actually saw it IRL. There I was eating my crispy chicken tenders and I looked up, and a young woman's arm was gushing blood on the jumbo screen in front of me. Appetizing! This particular bar was in Annapolis. It's next week's bar review. Do any bars in Baltimore have at least one TV tuned to Discovery's Shark Week marathon? Is this ok? Not? One minute you're eyes are fixed on an Orioles game and the next on a ravenous Great White Shark?
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | March 1, 1995
The major choices on TV this evening are the Grammys on CBS, and a "National Geographic" special about sharks on NBC. Either way you go, your choice is pretty great, white?* "National Geographic: Great White Shark" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., Channel 11) -- Twenty years after Steven Spielberg directed "Jaws," the great white shark continues to be a big box-office draw -- so big that NBC is using the creature to go up against some pretty big fish on CBS (Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow and Boyz II Men, for example)
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By Knight-Ridder B | July 2, 1991
A computer engineer surfing near Davenport, Calif., was savagely attacked by a large shark, pulled underwater three times and escaped only by wrenching its mouth open and pulling his arm out.Rescuers said they were stunned that Eric Larsen, 32, of Sunnyvale, made it to shore alive yesterday. After a struggle that left his arms and legs badly mauled, Larsen clutched his surfboard and paddled 150 yards to the beach, not only in danger of bleeding to death but unsure if the shark was in pursuit.
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November 16, 2004
Hungarian assembly rejects plan to keep troops in Iraq longer BUDAPEST, Hungary - The Hungarian parliament rejected yesterday a government proposal to extend the stay of 300 non-combat troops in Iraq by three months until March 31 next year. The proposal needed to be approved by two-thirds of the 386 deputies, but only 191 voted in favor and 159 against. Approval of the attempt to extend the deployment had been considered unlikely. The main opposition party said an extension was possible only if the troops were given U.N. backing.
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By Christopher Reynolds and Christopher Reynolds,Tribune Newspapers | October 25, 2009
MONTEREY, Calif. - -Dawn is coming soon. The lights are off, the sound system silent and the beasts of the Monterey Bay Aquarium have the place mostly to themselves: the otters, the anemones, the octopuses, the great white shark in the big tank, the lame young albatross in its rooftop cage - and Kacey Kurimura, who's at the kitchen sink in her apron and waterproof boots, reaching for a knife. Maybe the sea never sleeps, but this is how the day begins at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Before this one is over, 2,881 visitors will troop through, that young shark will fill up on fish, the albatross will dance with a new friend.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2011
I had heard about this before, but last night I actually saw it IRL. There I was eating my crispy chicken tenders and I looked up, and a young woman's arm was gushing blood on the jumbo screen in front of me. Appetizing! This particular bar was in Annapolis. It's next week's bar review. Do any bars in Baltimore have at least one TV tuned to Discovery's Shark Week marathon? Is this ok? Not? One minute you're eyes are fixed on an Orioles game and the next on a ravenous Great White Shark?
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By Christopher Reynolds and Christopher Reynolds,Tribune Newspapers | October 25, 2009
MONTEREY, Calif. - -Dawn is coming soon. The lights are off, the sound system silent and the beasts of the Monterey Bay Aquarium have the place mostly to themselves: the otters, the anemones, the octopuses, the great white shark in the big tank, the lame young albatross in its rooftop cage - and Kacey Kurimura, who's at the kitchen sink in her apron and waterproof boots, reaching for a knife. Maybe the sea never sleeps, but this is how the day begins at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Before this one is over, 2,881 visitors will troop through, that young shark will fill up on fish, the albatross will dance with a new friend.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,Sun Reporter | October 14, 2007
Lab glasses securely in place, Amber Warfield inserted the scientific instrument into a small test tube and carefully extracted the dark liquid inside. She then bent over a small square of bright blue gel and transferred the newly acquired sample into one of the tiny rectangular holes puncturing the gel. She handed the instrument, a micropipette used to measure very small volumes, to lab partner Joshua Ayres. He repeated her movements with a second sample substance, taking care not to spill it onto the gel and contaminate their experiment.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun Reporter | July 9, 2007
PORT REPUBLIC-- --Robert Hazen searches for the origins of life on Earth - a job that takes the astrobiologist around the world, collecting the fossilized remains of long-departed creatures. But one of his favorite discoveries turned up near the back door of his vacation home atop Calvert Cliffs: two fist-sized teeth from a great white shark that prowled the ocean that once covered Calvert County. "That tooth was part of a living, breathing thing 20 million years ago. That tooth tasted blood.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN FOREIGN REPORTER | October 19, 2006
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- After yelling to his brother that a great white shark was swimming his way, Achmat Hassiem watched as it changed course - toward him. The 13-foot shark bit his foot, shook violently and took him under. Seconds later, Hassiem was pulled into a nearby boat, alive but missing his right foot. The August episode in False Bay was the most recent in a string of great white incidents around Cape Town that have stirred emotions about a creature often demonized, intensifying a debate over how to balance safety and conservation.
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November 16, 2004
Hungarian assembly rejects plan to keep troops in Iraq longer BUDAPEST, Hungary - The Hungarian parliament rejected yesterday a government proposal to extend the stay of 300 non-combat troops in Iraq by three months until March 31 next year. The proposal needed to be approved by two-thirds of the 386 deputies, but only 191 voted in favor and 159 against. Approval of the attempt to extend the deployment had been considered unlikely. The main opposition party said an extension was possible only if the troops were given U.N. backing.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,Sun Staff Writer | August 10, 1995
Oceanographer Stewart B. Nelson and his wife, Beverly, scarcely had time to settle into their new home in New Windsor before they plunged into the life of the community.Mr. Nelson, who lists a doctorate from the University of Southern California among his academic credentials, is on tour this week and next week at local libraries with "Stew's Show of Sharks," an hourlong children's program of slides, shark trivia facts and stories of personal encounters with sharks.He also is talking at library branches to older children and adults about the Titanic, whose story has long fascinated him.Mr.
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By Karen Zeiler | November 26, 1993
'IMAGINOCEAN' OPENSEnter a "fantasea" world where neon fish swim and aquatic plants sway on circular walls. "ImaginOcean," the National Aquarium's laser-generated aquatic show, makes its debut today with an opening-day program geared to children.The first 25 children to arrive will participate in opening ceremonies, and the first 600 youngsters receive a fluorescent necklace. For all kids, there will be face painting and costumed characters to enjoy from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All visitors receive an ImaginOcean magnet.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,Sun Staff Writer | August 10, 1995
Oceanographer Stewart B. Nelson and his wife, Beverly, scarcely had time to settle into their new home in New Windsor before they plunged into the life of the community.Mr. Nelson, who lists a doctorate from the University of Southern California among his academic credentials, is on tour this week and next week at local libraries with "Stew's Show of Sharks," an hourlong children's program of slides, shark trivia facts and stories of personal encounters with sharks.He also is talking at library branches to older children and adults about the Titanic, whose story has long fascinated him.Mr.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | March 1, 1995
The major choices on TV this evening are the Grammys on CBS, and a "National Geographic" special about sharks on NBC. Either way you go, your choice is pretty great, white?* "National Geographic: Great White Shark" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., Channel 11) -- Twenty years after Steven Spielberg directed "Jaws," the great white shark continues to be a big box-office draw -- so big that NBC is using the creature to go up against some pretty big fish on CBS (Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow and Boyz II Men, for example)
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