11-foot great white steals diver’s fin

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An 11-foot great white shark stole a diver’s fin in Australia January 13. Callum Stewart, Coralie Fleming and Mitchell Scanlan-Bloor traveled to Wollongong’s Five Islands in New South Wales to photograph underwater sea life. The trio anchored their boat and swam toward the southeast side of Martin Island just after 9 a.m. Stewart told Tracking Sharks the group was in the water for around two minutes, roughly 33 yards (30m) from their boat when he dove down to about 16 feet. The 28-year-old felt a blow that bumped him toward the…

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Surfer bitten by shark in Brazil Ricardo Ferrari Bulhoes

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A surfer was bitten by a shark in Brazil January 12. Ricardo Ferrari Bulhoes was visiting the islands of Fernando de Noronha located around 220 miles off the Brazilian coast. He was surfing at Conceicao Beach in the late afternoon when he fell into the water and felt something pulling and generating pressure on his left arm. The 20-year-old said it didn’t hurt, but he was bleeding, and was able to make it back to shore. A local tour guide saw his wound and took him to Hospital Sao Lucas…

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Shark bites surfer on the foot in Australia

A shark bit a surfer on the foot January 5 near South Point in Gracetown, Western Australia. The man, only identified as Justin, was surfing before 6 p.m. when a shark took a small chunk from his foot. “We were out the back of South Point and I heard Justin flapping about in the water,” witness Andy Gradisen told Perth Now. Once Justin was back on the beach he was treated by an off-duty nurse. “He put his foot up and he was bleeding quite badly,” Gradisen said. “It was…

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