Tiger shark bites boat off Alabama Coast

Tiger shark bites boat off Alabama Coast

Video has surfaced featuring the moment a tiger shark bites a boat off the Alabama coast. Ben Raines was fishing for snapper in the Gulf of Mexico when he had an unexpected visitor. The reporter from Al.com was with part of a group participating in the Alabama Deep Sea fishing Rodeo and had just lost three fish as they were being reeled in.  Mr. Raines knew the frayed lines could either be caused by the fish swimming around debris on the oceans floor or by a shark that just grabbed…

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Man Catches Shark, Shark Bites Man

Man Catches Shark, Shark Bites Man

July 20, 2016: Fisherman bitten by shark off Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Scott van Burck had taken a charter group of fisherman  around 12 miles (20K) off the Gold Coast when he hooked a shark.  The 31-year-old reeled in the 3-foot (1M) reef shark and as he brought it onboard the boat, the shark turned and latched on to the skippers’ calf. “I just brought a shark on board and he flicked his head and it bit me on the leg,” Mr van Burck told 9NEWS. His crew quickly jumped…

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Boogie boarder bitten by a shark in Texas

Boogie boarder bitten by a shark in Texas

A boogie boarder has been bitten by a shark in Texas. Justin Culpepper was enjoying his Sunday by boarding in chest-deep water near three mile cut off Matagorda Beach on July 10, He was on his board between the first and second sandbar just before 4:30 p.m. when when he was bitten. “He was one [expletive]-off shark. I must have stepped on him or something.” Culpepper told the Bay City Tribune. Culpepper looked down and saw the sharks mouth wrapped around his right foot and lower leg.  He said the…

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Shark Bite in Myrtle Beach

Shark Bite in Myrtle Beach

A man was taken to the hospital after being bitten by a shark in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The unidentified man was swimming in the ocean around 27th Avenue North when he was bitten on the foot. He did not see any fish or other aquatic animals when the incident occurred. Police were called around 10:15 a.m. today and the man was transported to the hospital. Life guards closed the beach for about 10 minutes after the man limped out of the ocean. “They said it was just like a…

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Blind Lemon Shark Head-butts Diver

Blind Lemon Shark Head-butts Diver

Michael Dornellas recently had a unique shark encounter in the Bahamas. The thirty-one-year-old was head-butted by a blind lemon shark. The encounter occurred while he was filming videos with friend at Tiger Beach, a popular diving spot. The area is known to host a large population of tiger sharks, and has been featured in a variety of episodes during Shark Week. Dornellas was recording himself while he was free diving to the sandy bottom. As he was taking in his surroundings he was unaware of the blind shark swimming toward…

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Boat Bitten by A 15-foot Great White Shark

Boat Bitten by A 15-foot Great White Shark

A boat was bitten by a 15-foot great white shark off the coast of California July 8. Mark Davis was fishing for squid a quarter-mile from the Capitola Beach in Santa Cruz when he was slammed by a great white shark at 6:15 a.m. The shark lifted his small boat about 4 feet out of the water. A nearby fisherman saw the commotion and came to check on Davis. “I heard him go, ‘Holy’—you know—‘It’s a great white!’ We looked in the water and there was a 15-foot great white,…

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Great White Shark Bites Fishing Boat in California

Great White Shark Bites Fishing Boat in California

A great white shark has bitten a fishing boat in coastal water off California.  Shark tagger Keith Poe was attempting to tag sharks when he awoke to a loud smashing sound. He was sleeping with his head near the bow of the boat when a 16- or 18- foot great white shark hit. “She slammed the Shark Tagger like a Mack truck and shoved the boat several feet. Words cannot describe how loud the impact was around my head inside the v-berth,” Poe said in a Facebook Post. Poe’s boat…

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Updated: Authorities Seek Man Who Posed With Great White Shark

Updated: Authorities Seek Man Who Posed With Great White Shark

Authorities in California are seeking a man who posed with a great white shark. (updated at end of article) Recently released photos of the unidentified fisherman posing with a great white shark are believed to have been taken on June 22 around 6 p.m. at Pismo Pier. Great white sharks are a protected species and can only be captured for research purposes. Any angler who hooks a great white is supposed to immediately release the shark unharmed. Fishermen who fail to do so can face a misdemeanor charge that carries…

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57 dead sharks found on an Alabama Beach

57 dead sharks found on an Alabama Beach

Dozens of dead sharks were found on a beach near Mobile Bay on July 9. The sharks, along with other marine life, were caught in a gill net. The beach where the sharks were found is near the Dauphin Island Parkway at Belle Air Boulevard. “From what we could see, somebody had set a recreational gill net on the beach and the sharks were just swimming into the net and got tangled.  If sharks aren’t moving through the water, they die,” Chris Blankenship, director of Alabama Marine Resources, told WSFA-TV….

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Video: Whale Shark Poops on Diver

Video: Whale Shark Poops on Diver

YouTube user Julian had an extremely unusual encounter with a whale shark this year. He was free diving off the coast of Isla Mujeres, Mexico when he spotted a majestic whale shark. Julian readied his GoPro camera and dove down to swim next to the beautiful shark. As he changed the angle of the camera, possibly to film himself swimming with the shark, a cloud of green can be seen forming in the water. He begins to swim away from the shark when he realizes the shark has just evacuated…

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