Bull shark bite reported in Coral Bay

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A bull shark bite has been reported near Coral Bay, Western Australia. A woman was snorkeling around 10 a.m. February 26 when she was bitten on the hand by a 5-foot (1.5m) bull shark. She was approximately 66 feet (20m) offshore of Point Maud when she was bitten. The unidentified woman was able to swim back to shore where she received first aid at a nurse’s station before being transported for secondary care, which reportedly included stitches. The shark bite was reported February 27, and Fisheries officers are investigating the…

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Fatal shark attack at Reunion Island

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A bodyboarder was killed in a shark attack at Reunion Island February 21 after the area waters of Saint-Andre were closed at 9:30 a.m. to Indian Ocean goers.   The man, identified as Alexandre Naussac, was bitten on his thigh while boarding with a group in the shallow murky water.  His femoral artery was severed, and he lost a substantial amount of blood. A rescue helicopter was dispatched to the scene, but Naussac expired before being pulled from the water. The 26-year-old was said to have been a shark lookout…

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Spearfisherman severely injured by a shark

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A spearfisherman has been severely injured by a shark in off Hinchinbrook Island in northern Queensland, Australia. Glenn Dickson had just jumped into the water from a rock when he was bitten several times by what was possibly a bull or tiger shark on February 17. Friends of the 26-year-old heard his screams and quickly pulled him from the water. Dickson was bitten several times on the leg and was rapidly losing blood. One of his friends, who is an ex-serviceman and is trained in first aid, tied a tourniquet…

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Bull shark attacks in slow motion

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Danny Henricks has shared his video of a bull shark attack in slow motion Henricks was spearfishing for food near the Great Barrier Reef earlier this year when he was charged by a male bull shark. The 35-year-old said he had not speared any fish and there was no blood in the water. As he was driving down, he spotted the shark on the edge of the channel. “It’s not uncommon for sharks to come at you . . . size you up to see if you’re an easy meal,…

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Swimmer bitten by a shark in Florida

A swimmer was been bitten by a shark in Florida on February 11 at Melbourne Beach. The unidentified man was near Ocean Avenue and Atlantic Street at Ocean Park when the incident occurred at around 1:30 p.m. The 22-year-old was bitten on the hand and was treated on scene by the Brevard County Fire Rescue before being taken to the Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. The beach does not have lifeguards during the winter months and signs are posted alerting beach goers to swim at their own risk. There…

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Kayaker knocked into the water by a shark

A kayaker was knocked into the water by a shark off the coast near Durban, South Africa. Murray van Wyk was fishing with friends February 6 off Eastmoor Crescent Beach when he hooked a tuna fish, only to be quickly relieved of his catch and knocked off his kayak by an eager shark. His friend Owen McMillan had his camera on, and although he wasn’t close to van Wyk he filmed the event from a distance. “He was busy reeling in his catch, a tuna, and he saw a large…

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Video:Tourist grabbed a shark for a selfie and got bitten

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A tourist grabbed a shark for a selfie and got bitten near Fernando de Noronha on Brazil’s northeast coast. The naive young woman was at Baia do Sueste Beach February 6 when she spotted the shark in the surf at the marine park. The 35-year-old grabbed the young sharkling out of the water and held on to it as it thrashed around. Undeterred, the woman, only identified as J.B.M., fought to keep her grip. However, the shark pup fought for its life and latched onto the woman’s right hand. J.B.M….

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Biologist bitten by a shark in the Bahamas

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A biologist was bitten by a shark in the Bahamas February 1. Dutch celebrity biologist Freek Vonk was filming a scene for a new television program when he was bitten on the arm. “Together with fellow biologists of the [Bimini] Sharklab, we were Caribbean Reef Sharks for the studies in the island of Bimini . . . friendly, friendly sharks are like, actually all the sharks, harmless to humans. It still went wrong,” Vonk said in a Facebook post translated from the Dutch language. “One of the sharks has made…

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Teen bitten by a shark pup

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A teen has been bitten by a shark pup in the South Zone of Recife, Brazil. Arthur Andrade was swimming around 1:30 p.m. on January 24 in front of the Atlante Plaza Hotel. Apparently signs are posted warning of sharks. The 21-year-old was in waist deep water as the tide began going out when he noticed a strange movement in the water.  He hurriedly began swimming toward the beach, but was bitten on his right hand. The young surfer realized he had sustained a small bite on his ring finger…

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Shark bite reported in Indian River County Florida

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On January 22 an unidentified teenager was bitten on the hand or lower arm by a shark around 2 p.m. off the coast of Indian River County, Florida. The young man who was bitten received a small puncture wound. The River County fire-rescue team picked him up near Shorelands Drive East and State Road A1A, south of the Vero Beach city limits. The teen was taken to the Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute for a nonlife-threatening wound. During 2016, two shark attack bites were reported in Vero County….

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