“Mystery is Brewing”: Why are sharks sharks washing ashore dead near Tampa Bay?

15 dead sharks wash ashore in Manatee County, Bay News 9, April 22, 2011:

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Massive shark at Panama City Beach: “It’s very interesting because they are cold-water fish” — “Extremely rare” in Gulf

Rare shark spotted off Panama City Beach, Panama City News Herald, March 18, 2011 … Read more >>

Dolphins too? Shark researchers “looking at fertility and if the animal’s reproductive systems have been affected” by oil disaster (VIDEO)

Research may explain effects of Gulf oil spill on ecosystem, WINK, March 02, 2011:

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Shock: World’s deadliest shark found 140 miles inland from Gulf — “I didn’t know what the heck was going on any more” says official

Heart of Louisiana: Atchafalaya Basin’s Killer Catch, FOX 8 New Orleans, February 7, 2011:

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Dauphin Island, Alabama: Tiger sharks have “increased dramatically” — Yet “there are so few shrimp”

Alabama and the Oil Spill, Gulf Fish Numbers Up, WBHM, February 4, 2011:

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100,000 sharks filmed just 100 yards from Florida beach — “I kept on flying for about 20 miles and they just kept on coming” (VIDEO)

More strange animal behavior: More than 100,000 Sharks off Florida beach, The Big Wobble, … Read more >>

Sharks with solid “hairballs” of migratory bird feathers found off Alabama coast

Tiger shark bellies found full of migrating birds; are Gulf oil and gas rigs … Read more >>

Scientists worry about “a cascade of events that will lead to the collapse of entire Gulf species” — May have pushed a variety of sharks “to their tipping point”

Marine life may suffer long after public forgets oil spill, Tampa Tribune, November 9, … Read more >>

Gulf Scientist: Oil is “causing ulcers” in sealife, then destroying “livers” and “immune and nervous systems”

Tech scientists hold nothing back in battling effects of Gulf spill, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Texas), … Read more >>

“Tar mat” washes up on Florida’s East Coast at Melbourne Beach; Large Hammerhead 1/2 mile from shore

Tar Mat Washes Up On Central Fla. Beach, WKMG Channel 6 Orlando, June 30, … Read more >>

Marine Center Director: “Never seen anything like this”; 10 whale sharks only 23 miles southwest of Sarasota

World’s largest fish heads toward Southwest Florida coast to flee from oil

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Alert: “Sharks are showing up in surprisingly shallow water off Florida beaches” says AP; “Crowding in close to shore”

Sea creatures flee oil spill, gather near shore, Associated Press, 19 hours ago

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