Watch: Encounters with great white sharks in California

great white shark New Brighton State Beach

Several videos of encounters with great white sharks in California have been shared online recently. The first encounter was shared by Bonnie Brown who filmed a large great white swimming near her boat July 12. Brown was off New Brighton State Beach on Monterey Bay, which is near Santa Cruz, on a 22-foot boat when she spotted nine white sharks. She was able to submerge her GoPro camera and filmed a large white shark as it investigated the camera. “These sharks may have a menacing grin, but they don’t deserve…

Read More

Great white shark bites 13-year-old’s surf board

Great white shark bites 13-year-old’s surfboard

Zoe Steyn was surfing Nahoon Reef off the coast of South Africa earlier this month when she had the shock of a lifetime. The 13-year-old was around 75 meters off shore waiting on wave when a 10-foot long great white shark grabbed her board. “I just saw this huge black eye looking straight at me and a huge bang as it took my board and began shaking it,” Steyn said, as she related the incident in a July 16 report by The Telegraph. “It latched on with its jaws just…

Read More

Indiana teen bitten by a shark in Hilton Head, South Carolina

Jan Wallhauser was vacationing with her family June 21 when she and her three daughters decided to enjoy the water off South Forest Beach. Mrs. Wallhauser was holding onto a pool noodle as three of her daughters, Cassie, Heather and Olivia, rode the large waves on boogie boards. The family group, from Dubois County, Indiana, stood 3- to 4-feet apart in shoulder-deep murky water when a wave rose and lifted 16-year old Olivia’s feet off the bottom. “Then Olivia started to scream,” Mrs. Wallhauser said. Apparently, when Olivia kicked the…

Read More

Video: sharks feeding on baitballs

Three videos have been recently published that show large numbers of sharks feeding on bait balls in Australia. The first video was filmed by Annette Hill off Australia’s Gold Coast near Coolangatta. Hill and her partner Scott were out enjoying a day of jet skiing when they spotted seagulls diving into the water.   Yesterday out on the jetski near Cooly. Wondered what the seagulls were up to & found them and lots of sharks feeding off a ball of bait fish Posted by Annette Hill on Sunday, May 21,…

Read More

Shark bites kayak in California

2017-shark-attack_bite_Santa Cruz Fire Department_

A 1-mile radius of coastline has been closed by the City of Santa Cruz after a kayak was bitten by a great white shark. Steve Lawson was paddling off West Cliff and Pelton Avenue July 11 around 11:00 a.m. when he felt something bump his kayak. He looked into the water and saw a great white shark, which bit his kayak and left a 12-inch bite mark. Lawson was knocked into the water and hung onto his kayak,  but never saw the shark again. He was able to use his…

Read More

*Graphic* Miami shark attack bite victim shares his story

2017 shark attack bite Haulover Beach Miami Florida Elvin Lanza_pix

Elvin Lanza was swimming off Haulover Beach in Miami, Florida July 9 around 3:30 p.m. The 44-year-old was on the first sandbar when he heard the whistles and saw lifeguards shouting and signaling swimmers to come in. Lanza was unsure exactly why they were calling everyone in, but he complied with the calls and started to make his way back to shore. “I was coming back from the sandbar,” Lanza said. “I was halfway back when the jet ski man told me not to [come closer]. I noticed the shark…

Read More

Fisherman bitten by a shark in Tabasco

2017 shark attack bite mexico_Diario Tabasco Hoy

A fisherman was bitten by a shark near the coast of the southeastern Mexican state of Tabasco July 7. Andres Ovando Rodriguez was off municipality of Cardenas, near the port town of Sanchez Magallanes when he hooked a large mako shark around 1 p.m. The 32-year-old man reeled in the 220-pound (100kg), 6-foot (2m) shark and pulled it alongside the boat.  While his fishing companions held the shark by its gills, Rodriguez grabbed a line and tried to pull the shark on board. As he went to put a line…

Read More