A shark has killed a Queensland parks and wildlife officer during a work trip at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. The premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk , has paid tribute to the year-old, who died in hospital on Monday night a few hours after he was mauled near North West Island. A lot of his work colleagues, I understand, were very upset today. The man was in the water returning to a charter vessel with others when he was attacked.
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Compared to sharks like the hammerhead with its oddly shaped skull and the goblin with its projectile mouth , the bull shark Carcharhinus leucas looks rather generic—but this predator can swim thousands of miles upriver, hunt baby hippos, and take over the occasional golf course. In , scientists compared the bite strengths of 13 different sharks and shark-like fish and found that an adult bull shark can theoretically close its jaws with just under newtons of force at the back of its mouth and over newtons at the front. Humans chomp with a maximum force of around to newtons. So proportionately, the bull shark has the strongest bite of any shark whose jaw strength has been measured. Nobody knows exactly why the shark evolved such a powerful mouth, but it may have something to do with its diet: Bull sharks eat everything from oysters to turtles to other bull sharks, and their herculean jaws might make it easier to tear through a wide range of shells, scales, and skins.
'Pretty typical.' 10 shark bites in a year are nothing new for Volusia County
Is Josiah the great white shark headed home for the holidays? Happy FridayThe13th! White Shark JosiahtheGreat6 has been hanging out off the DelMarVa area for weeks but looks like he decided to go exploring this morning.
What could be a tougher problem to tackle than reusable space rockets? Described as "odor-zapping shoe inserts," Zorpads stick to the inside soles of your shoes and block the release of the shoe's odor. The insert itself is an activated carbon cloth, and the technology that Zorpads uses was tested by NASA to clean the air aboard the international space station, Wiegele says, although he notes the product itself is not endorsed by NASA. The founders say that their product absorbs much more shoe odor than its competitors, and lasts for up to 60 wears. Wiegele explains his background, which includes working on product development at Clorox and earning five patents for inventions during his time there before moving on to work as an engineer at SpaceX.