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Sharks

Are you afraid of the shark?

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videoYou might fear the fin but there are some people trying to understand sharks better, like Chris Fischer.The ocean expert understands the animals in a way few do and hopes to share his knowledge. Full story...
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Tracking shark bites in our back yard

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videoLately, shark bites off Masonboro Island have been making headlines. With two in the last month adding to the record of shark incidents off the Carolina coast. But who exactly is keeping these records? Full story...
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Surfer bitten by shark near Figure Eight Island

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video Another surfer was bitten by a shark Tuesday afternoon while surfing off Figure Eight Island. Hunter Anderson says a shark about four to six feet long bit him on his left hand. Full story...
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Surfer recovering from shark bite off Masonboro

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video A Wilmington surfer got quite the experience Saturday. He says when he caught a wave near Masonboro Island, a shark caught him. Full story...
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Experts: 'Mary Lee' not likely a threat for triathlon swimmers

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videoA great white shark is again making a big splash off our coast. Mary Lee has become a local celebrity of sorts. The 16-foot, 3,500-pound great white is back again swimming along our coast giving those who see her quite the encounter. Full story...
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Mary Lee still hanging off Carolina Beach

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video The great white shark, Mary Lee is back swimming near Freeman Park. Full story...
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Tracked Great White visits Southport, Bald Head Island

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videoA Great White shark you can track online has made it north to the coast of Brunswick County. Full story...
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Tagged Great White tracking toward our coast

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videoMary Lee is a 16-foot, two-ton Great White shark. She was first satellite tagged by scientists in Cape Cod in September. In just three months, she has made it all the way down the eastern seaboard and is making her way back north. Full story...
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Shark washes up on Bald Head Island

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Folks on Bald Head Island got quite a surprise on the beach today: a dead, six-foot long shark. The Village of Bald Head Island posted a photo of the big fish on its Facebook page. Full story...
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SC scientists discover new species of sharks

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South Carolina scientists have discovered 79 new species of sharks by comparing DNA with existing species. Full story...
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Viral shark video has people wondering if it's safe to go into the water

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video It's the video gone viral that's amazing to some but scary for others. The fishing video taken just across the border in South Carolina shows a large bull shark suprisingly grabbing a fish off a line in the Intracoastal Waterway in Cherry Grove. That has many asking if sharks that big are in the Intracoastal Waterway here as well. Full story...
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Hands-on learning at Fort Fisher

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videoThe NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher opened a new bamboo shark exhibit earlier this month. Children and adults can now touch baby sharks. The touch pool features two species of baby bamboo sharks. Full story...
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Wilmington fishermen have a close encounter with a great white shark

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video A group of local fisherman had a close encounter with a great white shark over the weekend. Full story...
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Girl bitten by shark at Ocracoke recovering well

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A 6-year-old Durham girl bitten by a shark while riding a boogie board off Ocracoke Island has no plans to avoid the beach after the injuries to her leg and foot are healed. Full story...
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Shark gives family visiting Carolina Beach a little scare

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A YouTube video shows some children with their boogie boards in shallow water. Right after they get in, one of the kids notices a shark swim by just a few feet away, which sent her running for shore. Full story...
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