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By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2013
A dozen sharks were spied in Baltimore waters Monday. Their arrival was greeted with smiles and much applause. The first of 20 blacktip reef sharks that will be calling Baltimore's National Aquarium home were released into their new digs Monday. The sharks are the centerpiece of the aquarium's $13 million Blacktip Reef exhibit, a re-creation of a piece of Australia's Great Barrier Reef that replaces the popular multi-level Wings in the Water exhibit of rays. The remaining eight sharks, which are distinguished by the dark black coloring on the tips of their fins, will be released Tuesday.
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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 Frank D. Roylance and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 29, 2010
The 15-million-year-old marine sediments exposed at Calvert Cliffs on the Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay are famous for giving up fossil shark teeth. But until now, scientists could only speculate about what the sharks were biting. Now they've gotten a glimpse - and it's not a pretty picture. In a paper published this month in the German science journal Naturwissenschaften, paleontologists reported that the Calvert sands have coughed up a pair of fossilized feces. Both bear the bite marks of prehistoric sharks.
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2014
A 12-foot tiger shark may have slipped past locals, but it made an appearance in Ocean City over the weekend according to a non-profit that studies sharks. Septima a 1,000-pound, 12-foot-8-inch female shark tagged by researchers at Ocearch surfaced twice in the Isle of Wight Bay, which empties into the Atlantic at the inlet, between 2:29 and 3:10 p.m. on Aug. 1, according to tracking equipment managed by the non-profit. Ocearch tagged the mature shark on May 30 this year and has tracked its movements since, with pings along the Atlantic Coast from the Carolinas to the New Jersey area, where it was last recorded on Monday afternoon.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2013
Greg Dean was away in college at Salisbury University when his father, Willy Dean, caught a bull shark in 2010. Greg shared the experience, but only vicariously. The younger Dean, who returned to the family's Southern Maryland home in Scotland after graduating this year and joined the family's commercial fishing business, got the same experience firsthand last week. Fishing off Point Lookout State Park early Tuesday, the Deans and friend Rich Riche pulled in two bull sharks that had become entangled in the 20-foot nets they use mostly to catch menhaden.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2013
The National Aquarium's new $12.5 million "Blacktip Reef" exhibit, a replica of an Indo-Pacific coral reef that replaces the "Wings in the Water" exhibit, will open July 10, officials announced Monday. Once it is completed, visitors will be able to view the 260,000-gallon self-contained ecosystem through a 27-foot viewing window, as well as from platforms above the water. Visitors also will be able to observe diver demonstrations and feedings. "You're sort of transferred into their world," Jack Cover, the aquarium's general curator, said.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | July 28, 1999
"Deep Blue Sea" may be the first shark movie where the critters are smarter than the filmmakers -- not necessarily a bad thing, but something you should know going in.Of course, these are abnormally high-I.Q. sharks, big-brained beasts genetically engineered to be super-smart, the better to harvest their brains for cells that might cure Alzheimer's. (Still, just how smart is a shark who can turn on a microwave oven but can't tell the difference between an orange life vest and actress Saffron Burrows?
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | December 25, 1993
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Reports that Russian gangsters have forced Russian NHL players to pay protection money to ensure the safety of family members back home came as no surprise to San Jose Sharks executive Dean Lombardi.Lombardi, the team's director of hockey operations, said the issue became a concern when he was trying to sign wing Alexander Cherbayev last season."I've heard stories about that kind of thing going on over there," Lombardi said when asked about a report that in Thursday's editions of Montreal's French newspaper, La Presse.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,Staff Correspondent | February 10, 1992
LANDOVER -- On Friday night, there was a playoff atmosphere at the Capital Centre.Yesterday, there was a carnival feeling as the Washington Capitals frolicked to a 6-2 victory over the expansion San Jose Sharks before a Capital Centre sellout.Many in the crowd came to gawk at the Sharks and their popular teal blue-and-black uniforms with shark logos. The Sharks are one of the top draws in the NHL this season, even though they have the worst record (13-38-4).A Capitals sponsor gave away pizza because Washington scored six goals, and another sponsor gave away ice cream to celebrate the first regular-season hat trick of John Druce's four-year NHL career.
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By Lisa Dillman and Lisa Dillman,Los Angeles Times | March 21, 1994
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- It has always been Gordie Howe and Wayne Gretzky.Now, at least for a few days before they trade places, the two hockey legends are on equal footing at the top of the NHL's all-time goal list. Gretzky and his boyhood idol, Howe, now share one of the sport's most hallowed records.Gretzky scored twice here yesterday afternoon to tie Howe's record of 801. He scored his 801st goal with 49 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 6-6 tie against the San Jose Sharks.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2014
A sighting of a bull shark off Sandy Point State Park Monday prompted a brief closure of one of the swimming areas, but the park's manager said the popular Chesapeake Bay beach returned to "business as usual" on Tuesday after seeing no more of the wide-ranging predator. Ranger Steve McCoy, Sandy Point's manager, said a fisherman reported seeing a small bull shark around 5:30 p.m. Monday near the east beach. A ranger walked out on the rock jetty jutting into the water and confirmed seeing some type of shark, McCoy said, so park personnel moved "a handful of people" to the lifeguard-monitored main beach in another area of the park and kept a close watch on the shark.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2014
There's already a movie about snakes on a plane, so of course sharks would be next. Southwest Airlines is launching a summer promotion in partnership with Discovery Channel that will give its passengers access to the network's Shark Week content , including an advance showing of  the "never-before-seen" TV special "Jaws Strikes Back. " Customers can watch the airline's "exclusive" Shark Week Channel on their mobile devices when flying Southwest planes equipped with WiFi.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | July 13, 2014
Just two pages into the book "Unbroken," its protagonist is in the water, hiding beneath the deteriorating life raft in which he has been drifting across the Pacific Ocean for almost a month. Overhead, Japanese bombers are circling back to strafe him a second time. And sharks are approaching from below. Death is coming for him from two directions, and your impulse is to verify that this is not a novel, not some outlandish fiction from the Indiana Jones School of Narrow Escapes.
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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 Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
Marine biologists have confirmed that a teenager was bitten by a shark at Cape Henlopen State Park on Monday, and officials said the boy had to get about 25 stitches to close the wound on his arm. The 16-year-old boy, who was not identified, was standing in about 5 feet of water at the popular beach destination around 5 p.m. when he felt something grab his left arm, according to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control....
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The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
Here's what's happening in Ocean City, the weekend of June 7-8: Mako Mania. So you think you can catch a shark? The 18th annual Mako Mania shark tournament will be held June 6-8 at the Bahia Marina, between 21st and 22nd streets. Even people who don't compete enjoy watching the sharks being weighed. Info: bahiamarina.com Brine Beach LAX Festival: The Brine Beach LAX Festival is a competitive boys lacrosse tournament for ages 7-14.  Teams will compete in games Saturday and Sunday, June 7-8, at locations in and around Ocean City.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,Staff Correspondent | February 10, 1992
LANDOVER -- On Friday night, there was a playoff atmosphere at the Capital Centre.Yesterday, there was a carnival atmosphere as the Washington Capitals frolicked to a 6-2 victory over the expansion San Jose Sharks before a Capital Centre sellout.Many in the crowd came to gawk at the Sharks and their popular teal blue-and-black uniforms with shark logos. The Sharks are one of the top draws in the NHL this season, even though they have the worst record (13-38-4).A Capitals sponsor gave away pizza because Washington scored six goals, and another sponsor gave away ice cream to celebrate the first regular-season hat trick of John Druce's four-year NHL career.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Special to The Sun | February 3, 2008
The Blast offense has been offering hints recently that it was ready to flourish, and last night it happened. By halftime, both Denison Cabral and Machel Millwood had produced hat tricks, the team's first of the season, and the Orlando Sharks never had a chance, falling to the onslaught, 25-13, before an announced 9,606, the second-biggest crowd of the season, at 1st Mariner Arena. Blast@Sharks Saturday, 7:35 p.m., 680 AM Records: Blast (11-7), Sharks (3-17)
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By Matt Schnabel and The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2014
When a shark tagged off the Eastern Shore as part of a marine-life tracking project took off on an unprecedented monthlong journey, researchers quite literally watched its every move. Thanks to cutting-edge satellite tags, scientists at the Guy Harvey Research Institute plotted and analyzed the Mid-Atlantic odyssey of I-NSU, a juvenile shortfin mako shark that a GHRI team caught in May off the coast of Ocean City . Since being tagged, I-NSU has traveled at least 8,000 miles, more than 1,000 of them in a shockingly straight path over the course of about 30 days, researchers said.
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By Janene Holzberg, For The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2013
On the reality TV program "Shark Tank," investors bicker, maneuver and generally steal the thunder from aspiring entrepreneurs who come before them to pitch ideas. Unlike the Tin Man who clanks and clatters as he nervously asks the Wizard of Oz for a heart, brazen contestants work at stirring the aptly named sharks into a feeding frenzy of investment offers in order to clinch the most lucrative deal. At Howard Community College, the Center for Entrepreneurial and Business Excellence was founded a decade ago - six years before "Shark Tank" debuted in 2009.
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