Shark nets have been deployed on five beaches in Australia

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Shark nets have been deployed on five beaches on Australia’s far North Coast. The department of Primary Industries (DPI) confirmed that the nets were now in place. According to the DPI the nets are placed off shore 1640 feet (500m) from the shore in water that is around 32-39 feet (10-12m) deep. The shark nets do not create a fully enclosed area or barrier, and have a gap at the top around 13 feet (4m) from the top of the net to the surface. The current plan is to have…

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Fisherman Bitten by a Shark in Merimbula *Graphic*

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A fisherman has been bitten by a shark in Merimbula, New South Wales. Jesse Phillips had hooked a 6-foot (2m) shark around 2 a.m. December 6 and was reeling it in when the shark fought back. As the 20-year-old was attempting to pull the shark into shore it flipped around and clamped onto Phillips’ right hand. The suspected wobbygong shark did not want to let go, and as Phillips attempted to pry the shark’s mouth open, he sustained injury to the thumb and pinky finger of his left hand. Phillips’…

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Video: Great White Shark Warns Two Jet Skiers

Great white shark bites jet ski

A great white shark warns two jet skiers and chases them away off the coast of Fraser Island in Southern Queensland, Australia. Libby Williams was riding with her husband when they spotted the shark swimming in shallow water and decided to take a closer look at it. As they approached the shark, it quickly changed course and bit at the personal water craft. “I literally had to move my leg so it didn’t get mauled!” Williams added in a caption of the Facebook Video she posted April 2. No one…

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Shark Attack: Surfer bitten by a Great White shark

surf board bitten by great white shark

A surfer has been bitten by a great white shark off the New South Wales Mid North Coast. On December 1* Colin Rowland was in the water off Seven Mile Beach in the Booti Booti National park around 9:20 a.m. local time when the incident occurred. The 65-year-old suffered puncture wounds to his foot and right arm. Even though his surf board was broken in half and had a large bite mark in it, Rowland was able to swim back to shore. He was treated on the beach before being…

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Tagged 11-foot Tiger Shark Re-caught off Florida Beach

A tagged 11-foot (3.4 m) tiger shark has been re-caught off a Florida Beach. Zach Wolk caught the shark October 25 while fishing from the Cape San Blas beach in the Gulf of Mexico.  When the Texas angler measured the shark, he noticed it had a scientific tracking tag.   A photo posted by Zach Wolk (@zachwolk) on Nov 5, 2016 at 11:42am PDT “Chubby 11’5 female tiger with a 71-inch girth caught and released, she was previously tagged and her info will be reported! [I] can’t wait to see…

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Fisherman Suffers Severe Injury from Shark Bite

A fisherman has suffered a severe injury from a shark bite in Australia. Rod McFarlane was in Port Phillip Bay November 29 around 11 a.m. when he caught what is thought to be a broadnose sevengill shark. The fisherman attempted to pull in the nearly 5 foot (1.5m) shark using a gaff pole. The gaff, a pole which has a hook on the end, ended up slipping into the shark’s throat along with McFarlane’s right arm. The shark fought back and bit down onto McFarlane’s arm during his attempt to…

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Fisherman Charged after Punching a Hammerhead Shark?

A fisherman has been charged with a misdemeanor after allegedly landing and punching a hammerhead shark in Florida. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officer Nicole Basford was patrolling Saint Andrews State Park (SASP) in Panama City October 24, when she was contacted by a concerned citizen. The citizen, Robert Petty, told her “there was a guy who had caught a great hammerhead over at the SASP pier and that he had punched the shark on the gills, brought it ashore, took pictures of a boy on top of…

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Video: Shark Attack in the Columbia River

Video has surfaced of a November 12 shark attack in the Columbia River. Josh Robb and his father-in-law were crabbing in the Columbia River near Warrenton when they saw a seal bleeding in the water. Robb quickly pulled out his phone and started recording.  Unsure off what was going on, the men can be heard trying to figure out what was attacking the seal. One of the witnesses says it might be a killer whale.  They didn’t have to wait long to confirm it was a shark when they saw…

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Great White Shark Severed a Divers Air Hose

Photos of the moment a Great White Shark Severs a Diver’s Air Hose have been published. Chris Gillette was enjoying a shark cage dive off the coast of Guadalupe, Mexico when he got an up close view of a great white shark. A bait bag floated directly next to the semi-submersible cage Gillette was in.  Unfortunately, Gillette’s surface-supplied air umbilical was outside of the cage and near the bait bag. As the 15-foot long great white shark approached to consume the bait bag, it bit through Gillette’s air supply hose….

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Fisherman Killed by a Shark

A fisherman was killed by a shark November 15 off the coast of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Linaldo Gaudino de Brito was attempting to pull the shark off a fishing line or net around 10 a.m. when he was bitten on the calf. The 32-year-old was aboard the German Pescados, an industrial fishing vessel located about 205 miles (330km) away from the coast of Rio Grande do Sul when the incident occurred.  Crewmates attempted to stop the man’s bleeding and contacted the Brazilian Navy by radio. Unfortunately, Navy rescue…

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