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Surfer punches shark to escape attack; 2nd surfer attacked hours later

Surfer punches shark to escape attack; 2nd surfer attacked hours later

World
Two men surfing off the western coast of Australia are lucky to be alive after getting attacked by sharks. Australia’s 9News reported that Jason Longrass, 41, and Alejandro Travaglini, 37, were attacked in two separate incidents less than a mile from each other on Monday in Gracetown. In dramatic video posted on 9News, Travaglini is seen being taken care of by friends before he was flown by helicopter to Perth Royal Hospital for emergency surgery. "He was punching the shark, and, like, there was three attacks, three different attacks in 20 seconds," Mikel Basanies told 9News. The Australian media station reported the Argentinian-born surfer was bit on both legs at just before 8:30 a.m. He was stable after surgery, according to 9News. Just hours later, another attack by what Longrass
Fishing crew catches 926-pound shark off New Jersey coast

Fishing crew catches 926-pound shark off New Jersey coast

Technology
A fishing crew has reeled in a 926-pound Mako shark, and New Jersey officials say it's the biggest shark catch in the state's history. The boat's crew was fishing about 100 miles off the coast in an area known as Hudson Canyon on Saturday. The shark was weighed and displayed in Brielle later that day. Kevin Gerrity, captain of the boat, says they didn't think they could manage to catch the shark. It took over two hours to pull it aboard. The New Jersey Division Fish and Wildlife says the previous record weight for a shark caught was an 880-pound tiger shark caught off Cape May in 1988. The Hudson Canyon is populated by a number of large fish, and has produced multiple record setting fish catches.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: Technology