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Doggy Cam Captures The Exciting Moment Dog Runs To The Beach

Doggy Cam Captures The Exciting Moment Dog Runs To The Beach

Remember the excited dog from Pixar’s Up? Well, Walter is basically the real life version of that lovable pup. Italian Sciu attached a GoPro camera to the back of Walter to capture the moment when he excitedly runs to the beach in Siracusa, Sicily. Splash!

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/09/03/doggy-cam-captures-the-exciting-moment-dog-runs-to-the-beach/

Australian Beaches Are Introducing Shark-Detecting Drones

The government of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia has released a high-tech $16 million (US$11.6 million, 7.55 million) plan to address this year’s flurry of shark attacks.

Last year, there were three shark attacks leading to two fatalities in NSW. Even before the beach holiday season in December, this year has already seen 13 attacks,including the death of41-year-old surferTadashi Nakahara.

To tackle the issue, the NSW government is launching a wide range of newly developed shark mitigation technologies. They will spend$7.7 million (US $5.6 million, 3.6 million) of the total fundon surveillance and deterrence, while another $7 million (US $5.1 million, 3.3 million) is being allocated to scientific research on sharks and tagging.

A good chunk of money$3.5 million (US $2.55 million, 1.65 million)will go towardsahelicopter surveillance program. New technology to alert citizens ofshark sightings is also being invested in, with a $1.3 million injection into the SharkSmart app. Five Clever Buoy systems will also be deployed,which usesonar signals to spot sharks. The tagging of sharks will allow real-time 4G tracking with the help of 10 listening stations between Tweeds Head and Forster.

Starting this December, when the beaches are at their busiest, shark-detecting drones will also be deployedover the beaches. This follows on fromCalifornia using dronesthis summer to deter shark attacks.

Along with this surveillance technology, six sites will trial eco-friendly barrier nets.

According toThe Sydney Morning Herald, Minister for Primary IndustriesNiall Blairsaid: We are proud to be the first jurisdiction anywhere in the world to adopt an integrated approach toward keeping our beaches safe.

However, environmentalistshave been skeptical of the new plan. Last monthat asharksummit in NSW, Associate Professor Daryl McPhee said, Theres a lot of impressive YouTube videos that shows various devices being able to deter a shark but as a scientist thats not a scientifically definitive approach. No matter whats used, it will not be 100% effective. Other experts suggested the government shouldnt placate to peoples fear.

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Read more: http://www.iflscience.com/technology/australian-beaches-are-introducing-shark-spotting-drones

GoPro Camera Stolen By Seagull On Beach

Seagulls have been known to steal before. There’s video of seagulls stealing some snacks, and even a recording video camera.

The obnoxious sea birds must be attracted to some shiny part of video cameras, perhaps the lens, because this second video of a seagull stealing a recording video camera in San Francisco has just gone viral after being reported by SFWeekly

 posted the GoPro video last week, but it has only started to trend now, and is further showcased on LaughingSquid, MetaFilter, and Gizmodo.  

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/09/13/gopro-camera-stolen-by-seagull-on-beach/

How A Shark Attack Saved A Mans Life

This incredible tale of luck starts with Eugene Finney on holiday in Huntington Beach, California, with his two children and girlfriend.

“The surf was pretty big that day,” Finney said to Mercury News, “The waves were about 7 to 9 feet [2.1-2.7 meters], and the water is pretty deep. You can’t touch the bottom.”

Finney and his 10-year old daughter dived into the sea, where they were confronted with a huge cresting wave. Finney grabbed his daughter and they were dragged about 6 meters (20 feet) underwater. Speaking to CBS Boston, Finney said:Something struck me from behind. Id never been hit like that before. It was pretty jarring. It kind of gave me an instant whiplash,

Finney left the water with a bloody gash on his back, still unsure at what had happened. As his girlfriend washed the wound in the beach showers, the lifeguard ordered everyone to leave the sea as shark fins had been spotted.

Five days later, still in pain, Finney was back at work as a marketing coordinator for the art museum in Massachusetts. After the pain in his upper body and abdomen gotworse, Finney was eventually convinced to get checked out at the hospital. As he underwent a CAT scan, doctors found a cancerous tumour the size of walnut on his kidney.

Medics promptly operated on Finney to remove the tumor. The tumor was found in such good time it had not yet spread to other organs. The operation was a complete success and, a few months later on October 3, Finney was declared 100% cancer free without the need for radiotherapy or chemotherapy.

Talking about the shark attack to CBS Boston, Finney’s surgeon Dr Ingolf Tuerk said, It lead to a situation that saved his life. Thats pretty fascinating when you think about it.

Main image credit: Elias Levy/Flickr.(CC BY 2.0)

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