A marine photographer captured footage of a dead mako shark that was tied up by its tail and drowned off the New South Wales central coast. The shark was tied to a marker buoy and had stab wounds in its torso. The incident is currently being investigated.
Recent reports have depicted the North Pole as a giant lake, but researchers at the University of Washington note that this isn’t actually the case. The North Pole isn’t underwater, but a powerful photograph makes it look that way. The picture appears to be a lake in the North Pole, but it’s actually only two feet deep and a few hundred feet wide, which is “not unusual to find on an Arctic ice floe in late July.”
Despite cleaning efforts over the weekend, crude oil has covered a beach at a popular tourist island in Thailand’s eastern sea. About 50 tons of oil spilled into the water on Saturday from a leak in a pipeline, making it the fourth major oil spill in the country’s history.
Recent warm weather has led to a rapid increase in jellyfish blooms around Britain’s coasts. The cold spring meant that few jellyfish were spotted in June, but now several species, including the Lion’s Mane, are being reported frequently. Officials are reminding people to be very careful and to report any sightings online, with photos if possible.
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