Great white shark filmed off Florida Coast

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A great white shark has been filmed off the Florida coast. Dive master Corey Embree was with Calypso Dive Charters when they traveled 3 miles (5km) off the coast of Juno Beach to shark dive on January 1. The group began chumming the waters to attract sharks to the dive site known as the Lemon Drop. After they dropped in a chum box, they jumped in the water descending down to around 80 feet. The group saw several nurse sharks and few lemon sharks just before the great white shark…

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2016 had a record number of shark attacks and bites

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2016 had a record number of shark attacks and bites (107) which surpassed the previous record of ninety-eight set in 2015 by nine. However, the total number of fatalities is down from nine worldwide in 2015 to eight in 2016.* While the number may sound scary, it’s not time to cue the “Jaws” theme song. Record temperatures made the ocean more appealing, while cheaper oil prices made traveling to the beach more affordable. Again, the 2016 leader for shark bites was the sunshine state of Florida with a total of…

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Shark bites lifeguard in Florida

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A shark bit a lifeguard in Florida on January 13. The unidentified Martin County Ocean Rescue lifeguard was paddling off Jensen Beach when he was bitten on the hand. The injury was relatively minor, but the beach has been closed and swimming is prohibited until further notice. “Double red flags are flying at Jensen Beach and swimming is prohibited until further notice. Swimmers may use other guarded beaches in Martin County and are reminded to obey lifeguards’ warnings. Kevin Herndon, division chief of operations with Martin County Fire Rescue said…

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Man bitten by a shark in Queensland

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A man reportedly has been bitten by a shark in Queensland. The 57-year-old was swimming near Flaggy Rock when he was bitten on the hand before 1:30 p.m. January 13. Paramedics responded to the scene near Clairview, which is south of Mackay, and transported the man to the Sarina Hospital & Primary Health Care Centre. The unidentified man was later discharged from the hospital. There have been a total of 4 shark attack bites in 2017, none were fatal; 1 was reported in the US, with 1 occurring in Florida….

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Videos: Sharks Love Spearfishermen

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Sharks love spearfishermen, well to be more specific, sharks love speared fish. Sharks are smart and love free meals. Speared fish sends out electrical impulses that sharks detect with their sensitive snouts. Once the sharks feel the impulses it will begin to investigate. Add a little blood and sharks are in pure hunting mode. They know a meal is just a bite away. Spearfishing Reviews features a group of people who love spearfishing and their goal is to help point both novice and professional spearfishers to the right gear. They…

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Shark Bite off Balian Beach, Bali

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A possible shark bite has been reported off Balian Beach, Bali. Daniel Moore was surfing off Balian Beach January 9 around 7:30 a.m. when he was bitten on the right hand by a shark. Moore was on his board and had his right hand in the water when a suspected bull shark grabbed hold severing his tendons. “It happens that quick and that fast, I didn’t really know what was going on,” Moore told 9NEWS The 48-year-old was able to punch the shark on its back with his left hand…

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Video: Bull Shark Charges a Diver

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A newly posted video shows the moment a bull shark charges a diver near the Great Barrier Reef. Kerry Daniel was on an annual spearfishing trip on a channel in the northern most tip of Queensland when he encountered an aggressive bull shark. The 35-year-old had just swum away from the group when he spotted the shark. Daniel, an experienced spear fisherman, has seen sharks before. Often a shark will sneak in and snatch a freshly-caught fish off the line. However, this encounter was different. Daniels watched the shark as…

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Man bitten by a shark at Merimbula Main Beach

A man was bitten by a shark at Merimbula Main Beach in New South Wales, Australia on January 4. Mitchell Collins was swimming in water around 32 to 49 feet (10 to 15m) deep from the shore when he was bitten. The 20-year-old and his cousin Jayden had been swimming but were in waist-deep water around 6 p.m. when he was bitten. “I had my feet on the ground, I went to step and as I did it bit my foot,” Collins told the Illawarra Mercury. “I knew it was…

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Man Bitten by a Shark in Satellite Beach, Florida

On January 5, a man was bitten by a shark in Satellite Beach, Florida. The 47-year-old was surfing in waters off Patrick Air Force Base Blockhouse Beach around 12:30 p.m. when he was bitten on the foot. Johannes Friess who was visiting from Munich, Germany, heard his girlfriend yell to him that the unidentified man needed help.  Friess paddled out to the man and assisted him back to shore. Once they were back on the beach, Friess assessed the wound and noted several holes in the bottom of the man’s…

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Massive Great White Shark has been Caught off the Florida Coast

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A 14-foot (4m) great white shark has been caught off the Florida coast. The massive shark was hooked around 20 miles (32km) east of Port Canaveral on December 19. Captain Craig Shaffer of the deep sea fishing boat Canaveral Princess had taken guests to bottom-fish in 100 feet (30m) of water when the shark was hooked. “We were fishing for snapper and the great white decided to eat my bait,” Captain Shaffer told News Channel 8. The shark broke the line and swam away unharmed, according to a post on…

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