Shark Submarine Can Jump 12 Feet in the Air Then Dives Under the Waves

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The Seabreacher has a top speed of 50mph, seats two people and can jump 12ft from the surface.

As we scud over the surface of the water, the theme music from Jaws is the last thing I want to hear. But inventor Rob Innes begs to differ. He’s playing the tune at top volume over the sound system.  The Seabreacher X  –  co-created and now driven by Rob  –  is the ultimate millionaire’s boy-toy: a James Bond-style craft that can dive under water, roll from side to side and jump 12ft into the air. (Pics and video)

 

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14 Monstrous Extinct Beasts

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Scientists keep discovering extinct species that hardly seem possible outside of cartoons. If they were still around, we might not be! Web Urbanist shows us some of the biggest, fiercest, and weirdest of animals that are no more. For instance, the whorl shark had its own “jaw saw”!

Whorl Sharkswere similar to their modern cousins despite jetting along almost 300 million years ago. While modern sharks have rows of serrated teeth ready to replace any that fall out, the whorl shark has an interesting lower jaw that looked like a circular saw, where newer teeth would push older teeth further along the line.

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World’s First Shark Sanctuary Created In Palau

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The tiny Pacific nation of Palau is creating the world’s first shark sanctuary, a biological hotspot to protect great hammerheads, leopard sharks, oceanic whitetip sharks and more than 130 other species fighting extinction in the Pacific Ocean. But with only one boat to patrol 240,000 square miles (621,600 square kilometers) of Palau’s newly protected waters — including its exclusive economic zone, or EEZ, that extends 200 miles (320 kilometers) from its coastline — enforcement of the new measure could be almost like swimming against the tide.

 

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Shark Submarine Allows Divers A Close-Up View

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Hey didn’t they steal this idea from Jaws

Growing up on the beach in Florida, I’ve had my little run-ins with these eating machines.

The most notable of these encounters happened when I was in high school. Summer in Florida demands multiple visits to the beach. In this instance I was body surfing. I saw a slight difference in the current, then felt something like sandpaper scrape against my leg. The both fins broke the surface (the tail fin is level with the dorsal fin-that’s the easiest way to tell that it’s a shark and not a dolphin). Continue reading… “Shark Submarine Allows Divers A Close-Up View”

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