Among the stories leading our website this morning: a 17-year-old girl has died after being attacked by a shark in Western Australia. The girl was surfing with her father at Kelp Beds, near Wylie Bay in Esperance, when she was attacked and was taken to Esperance hospital in a critical condition. The girl's mother and two sisters reportedly watched it happen from the beach as the teenager was grabbed by the shark.
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Bizarre bivalve: first living giant shipworm discovered in PhilippinesAbout three feet long and glistening black with a pink, fleshy appendage, it looks like the entrails of an alien from a bad horror film. In fact, it is a giant shipworm. The mud-dwelling organism that lives head down in a tusklike tube has been found alive for first time, although its existence had been known of for centuries.Have an excellent day and if you spot something I've missed, let me know on Twitter at @earleyedition.
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