Shark bite reported in Texas

A woman was bitten by a shark at South Padre Island, Texas. The unidentified woman was in roughly knee-deep water off Bougainvillea beach access 14 on September 2. As she was walking through the water, a shark grabbed her left foot. She saw the estimated 3- to 4-foot shark and was able to pull her foot from its mouth. Beach Patrol members responded to the call shortly before 6 p.m. “The water’s been flat,” said South Padre Island beach patrol director Jim Pigg. “We get lots of stingrays and had…

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*Graphic* Surfer bitten by shark in Phuket

A surfer was bitten by a shark at Kamala in the Kathu District, Phuket. Keita Koshigoe was around 200 meters off the beach August 16, when he was bitten on the left foot. The 37-year-old was able to make it back to the beach around 12:30 p.m. and was given first aid. The Japanese tourist opted to go to the hospital by himself. “After checking the wounds we believed that it was a Blacktip Reef Shark,” Dr Kongkiet Kittiwattanawong told The Phuket News. “These sharks can be found near the…

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Sharks filmed off beaches in Panama City, Coco Beach and Gulf Shores

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Several videos of sharks coming near the beaches in Panama City and Coco Beach, Fla., and Gulf Shores, Ala., have been shared on social media. The first report comes June 1 from Alicia Dufrene, who was on her balcony in Panama City when she spotted a hammerhead shark swimming in circles near shore.  She was able to film the 4- to 5-foot shark as it left the shallows, about 20 feet from the beach. Dufrene shared her video with the shark reporting app Dorsal, and said the shark “zig-zagged in…

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Video: Blacktip Shark nearly bites snorkeler’s fins

Video showing the moment a blacktip shark nearly bites a snorkeler’s fins has been shared on Instagram. David Diez was filming his girlfriend, Helen Palacios, who was snorkeling off the coast of West Palm Beach March 22 when he caught the interaction with his drone. Palacios was blissfully unaware that a small blacktip shark was eying her fins as a possible meal. “What I think happened was the shark confused her fins for a fish . . . ,” Diez posted on Instagram. A post shared by daviddiez (@daviddiez) on…

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Video: Large Shark migration off a Florida beach

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Drone footage of a shark migration off a Florida beach has been shared on YouTube. The video, posted on February 10, shows hundreds of sharks swimming off the coast near the Fort Pierce Inlet to Vero Beach.   Jason Griffeth, who filmed the video, said he originally planned on filming boats, then saw the surfers and decided to have a closer look. That’s when he saw the sharks. Most of the sharks are thought to have been blacktips, however some shots of the video indicates there might be larger species swimming…

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Video: Shark Bites Kayak Paddle in Florida

A shark bit a Kayak paddle in Florida over Labor Day weekend. Drew Trousdell was enjoying a day on the water in the Matanzas Inlet in St. Johns County when he encountered a shark, and learned a nifty lesson during the experience. “I had to paddle out a little bit farther than I normally would to catch the bigger waves, and that’s kind of where it happened in the middle of the channel, probably about a quarter mile offshore,” the kayak instructor told News4Jax. As he was paddling, a five-foot…

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Man Bitten By Shark In Florida.

A man was been bitten by a shark in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Nolan Tyler was surfing on Thursday when he was bitten on the right foot.  The 22-year-old was in hip-deep water around 10 feet away from his surfboard when he was bitten. “And as soon as it bit, I kind of like jumped back and the thing spooked out, and it actually ended up thrashing his body and hitting me in the leg and it scurried off” he told WFTV.com Lifeguards were able to patch up the bite…

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