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Pininfarina Ferrari Modulo concept to appear at Pebble Beach

Pininfarina Ferrari Modulo concept to appear at Pebble BeachPininfarina's space-age Ferrari 512S Modulo prototype will appear at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, making a run on public roads in preparation.



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Rare teeth from ancient mega-shark found on Australia beach

Rare teeth from ancient mega-shark found on Australia beachA rare set of teeth from a giant prehistoric mega-shark twice the size of the great white have been found on an Australian beach by a keen-eyed amateur enthusiast, scientists said Thursday. Philip Mullaly was strolling along an area known as a fossil hotspot at Jan Juc, on the country’s famous Great Ocean Road some 100 kilometres (60 miles) from Melbourne, when he made the find. The shark, which stalked Australia’s oceans around 25 million years ago, feasting on small whales and penguins, could grow more than nine metres long, almost twice the length of today’s great white shark.



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Amateur fossil hunter finds rare teeth from ancient mega-shark on Australian beach

Amateur fossil hunter finds rare teeth from ancient mega-shark on Australian beachA rare set of teeth from a giant prehistoric mega-shark twice the size of the great white have been found on an Australian beach by a keen-eyed amateur enthusiast, scientists said on Thursday. Philip Mullaly was strolling along an area known as a fossil hotspot at Jan Juc, on the country's famous Great Ocean Road some 100 kilometres (60 miles) from Melbourne, when he made the find. "I was walking along the beach looking for fossils, turned and saw this shining glint in a boulder and saw a quarter of the tooth exposed," he said. "I was immediately excited, it was just perfect and I knew it was an important find that needed to be shared with people." He told Museums Victoria, and Erich Fitzgerald, senior curator of vertebrate palaeontology, confirmed the seven centimetre-long (2.7 inch) teeth were from an extinct species of predator known as the great jagged narrow-toothed shark (Carcharocles angustidens). The shark, which stalked Australia's oceans around 25 million years ago, feasting on small whales and penguins, could grow more than nine metres long, almost twice the length of today's great white shark. Fossil enthusiast Philip Mullaly holds a giant shark tooth Credit: WILLIAM WEST/AFP "These teeth are of international significance, as they represent one of just three associated groupings of Carcharocles angustidens teeth in the world, and the very first set to ever be discovered in Australia," Mr Fitzgerald said. He explained that almost all fossils of sharks worldwide were just single teeth, and it was extremely rare to find multiple associated teeth from the same shark. This is because sharks, who have the ability to regrow teeth, lose up to a tooth a day and cartilage, the material a shark skeleton is made of, does not readily fossilise. Mr Fitzgerald suspected they came from one individual shark and there might be more entombed in the rock. So he led a team of palaeontologists, volunteers, and Mr Mullaly on two expeditions earlier this year to excavate the site, collecting more than 40 teeth in total. Most came from the mega-shark, but several smaller teeth were also found from the sixgill shark (Hexanchus), which still exists today. Museums Victoria palaeontologist Tim Ziegler said the sixgill teeth were from several different individuals and would have become dislodged as they scavenged on the carcass of the Carcharocles angustidens after it died. "The stench of blood and decaying flesh would have drawn scavengers from far around," he said. "Sixgill sharks still exist off the Victorian coast today, where they live off the remains of whales and other animals. This find suggests they have performed that lifestyle here for tens of millions of years."



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Mother of 'Little Jacob' Dumped His Body at the Beach Because He 'Liked The Water': Affidavit

Mother of 'Little Jacob' Dumped His Body at the Beach Because He 'Liked The Water': AffidavitThe 4-year-old boy's mother and her girlfriend have been charged in connection with his murder.



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Two riders plunge 34 feet after Daytona Beach roller coaster derails

Two riders plunge 34 feet after Daytona Beach roller coaster derailsMultiple people were injured after a roller coaster in Daytona Beach, Florida,



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Police beach arrest video shows woman spit at, berated cops

Police beach arrest video shows woman spit at, berated copsDueling videos show the arrest of a Philadelphia woman suspected of underage drinking on a New Jersey beach, with one shot by a beachgoer showing a police officer punching her in the head, and police body-cam footage appearing to show her spitting at an officer afterward.



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Video shows police officer punching woman during New Jersey beach arrest

Video shows police officer punching woman during New Jersey beach arrestIn the now-viral video, an officer repeatedly punches 20-year-old Emily Weinman in the head. New Jersey police say the video fails to show the events that led to that moment.



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Video Shows Police Officer Punching Woman On New Jersey Beach

Video Shows Police Officer Punching Woman On New Jersey BeachThe police department of Wildwood, New Jersey, is investigating a viral video



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Authorities recover body of 4-year-old boy swept out to sea while walking with mother on beach

Authorities recover body of 4-year-old boy swept out to sea while walking with mother on beachAuthorities recovered the body of a 4-year-old boy who was swept away by a



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Tourists enjoy final day at beach before Boracay closure

Tourists enjoy final day at beach before Boracay closureBORACAY, Philippines (AP) — Tourists are spending their final hours on Boracay, enjoying the Philippine island's famed white-sand beaches before it closes for up to six months to recover from overcrowding and development.



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