Hawaiian Shark Attack Victim Aunty Lulu Speaks out

Hawaiian Shark Attack Victim Aunty Lulu Speaks out

Hawaiian Shark Attack Victim Aunty Lulu has shared her shark encounter story. The 51-year-old woman known as Aunty Lulu was out for her normal swim September 7 around 2:30 p.m. when she was bitten by a shark. She had been swimming at Makaha Beach for 16 years, and the day seemed like any other. “I’m out there about 100 yards or so, then I did my turnaround, I did my swimming, I turned around where the surfers are,” she told Hawaii News Now. That’s when the suspected tiger shark bit….

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Ballina MP Disagrees with Shark Cull

Ballina MP Disagrees with Shark Cull

Ballina MP Tamara Smith disagrees with shark cull. Smith, a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, represents the Greens party. While she offered sympathy to shark bite victim Cooper Allen, she believes there is a better path to sustaining ocean-goers and marine life off the Australian coast. “Although people may see culling and meshing as a quick fix, culling does not prevent shark attacks from occurring, and installing a shark net in our region would very likely lead to large numbers of dolphin deaths and to even get…

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Shark Attack Prompts New Calls for Nets and Culling sharks

Shark Attack Prompts New Calls for Nets and Culling sharks

A recent shark attack is prompting new calls for installing nets and culling sharks in Australia. Cooper Allen was bitten by a shark while surfing near Lighthouse Beach September 26. The 17-year-old was left with several large lacerations in his leg after a suspected great white shark bit the young surfer and his board.  Thankfully, the teenager only needed stitches to sew up his wound. Since the incident, calls have resurfaced for installing drum-lines and shark nets along the coastline of the southeastern state. When the $16 million strategy for…

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Shark Bite has been Reported in East Ballina

Shark Bite has been Reported in East Ballina

A shark bite has been reported in East Ballina, at Lighthouse beach in Australia. The incident occurred around 9 a.m. this morning, September 26, when Cooper Allen was bitten on the hip and thigh.  The shark had approached from behind and the surf board took the brunt of the injury. The 17-year-old made it back to the beach with the help of friends. There he was treated by an off-duty nurse, who was able to use a rope to stop the bleeding. According to a witness, there wasn’t much blood,…

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Video: Shark Bites Kayak Paddle in Florida

Video: Shark Bites Kayak Paddle in Florida

A shark bit a Kayak paddle in Florida over Labor Day weekend. Drew Trousdell was enjoying a day on the water in the Matanzas Inlet in St. Johns County when he encountered a shark, and learned a nifty lesson during the experience. “I had to paddle out a little bit farther than I normally would to catch the bigger waves, and that’s kind of where it happened in the middle of the channel, probably about a quarter mile offshore,” the kayak instructor told News4Jax. As he was paddling, a five-foot…

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Florida Bull Shark Attack Victims Need Recovery Assistance

Florida Bull Shark Attack Victims Need Recovery Assistance

There have been some serious Florida bull shark attack bites this year, and two of the surfers who were bitten could use help with their medical bills. Caution: Graphic Images Sam Cumiskey was bitten on the foot by a nearly 7-foot (2m) bull shark at the Ponce Inlet in Volusia County August 29. After he had broken the fins on his asymmetrical surfboard, he decided to play around in the water. Since the fins were gone from the board, he attached his surf leash. As he was moving through the…

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13-year-old Bitten by a Shark in Florida

13-year-old Bitten by a Shark in Florida

A 13-year-old has been bitten by a shark in Florida on Sunday September 18 at Indian Harbour Beach. Joshua Michael Stuart had just jumped off his surfboard and into the chest deep water off Bicentennial Park around 3:30 p.m. when he was bitten on the left foot. “I took a wave and I jumped off of my board. That’s when I felt something hit my leg. I looked down and my foot was just gushing blood,” he told FLORIDA TODAY. He made it back to shore, and his mother took…

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Surfboard, not surfer, suffers Great White Shark bite in California

Surfboard, not surfer, suffers Great White Shark bite in California

A great white shark bit a surfboard off the coast near Humboldt, California September 17. The surfer identified only as Yuma, was surfing the south jetty off the coast of Humboldt when the great white bit his board and damaged his wetsuit. The shark left teeth marks both on Yuma’s board and wetsuit. Amazingly, the surfer was unharmed during the incident. Delia Bense-Kang, chair of the local Surfrider Foundation, said there are a lot of bait fish and seal pups in the area from September through December. The large food…

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3 Surfers Bitten by Sharks in Florida

3 Surfers Bitten by Sharks in Florida

Three surfers were bitten by sharks in Florida September 18. All three bites occurred just south of the New Smyrna Beach jetty. The first bite happened at 10:45 a.m. when a 43-year-old man was bitten on the lower leg.  He had significant lacerations and was taken to the hospital. The second bite occurred just 15 minutes later. Chucky Luciano was bitten on both hands. The 36-year-old posted the following information on Facebook: “As some of you have heard, today I was bitten in both hands by sharks. Both of my…

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Australian Shark Prevention Barriers Scrapped

Australian Shark Prevention Barriers Scrapped

The Australian shark prevention barriers project has been scrapped. Two eco-friendly shark barriers were to be trialed on Australia’s North Coast as part of a $16 million New South Wales shark management strategy. Unlike traditional shark nets which often capture and kill a variety of sea life, the eco-barriers were designed to block large sharks and other fish without entangling them. The first Eco-Barrier was to be trialed at Lighthouse Beach in Ballina, but the 700 m (2297 ft) barrier construction was delayed multiple times due to adverse ocean conditions….

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