Shark bites kayak off Queensland Coast

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Gavin Kleidon has been rescued by marine police after a shark bit his kayak off the Queensland Coast. The 39-year-old was 5 miles (8 km) offshore in Moreton Bay when the shark bit a large chunk of his 21-foot (6.5m) kayak. He had around 30 minutes left in his paddle when he was chucked into the water.  He knew something big had bitten his craft as he watched the tail float off. “I was paddling along minding my own business, it was all good, and next thing, bam! I was…

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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. Danny Henricks 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. Henricks, 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. Henricks watched the shark as…

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*Graphic*Surfer Bitten by Bull Shark in Florida

A surfer who was bitten by a bull shark in Florida has been identified. Daniel Adams was paddling near the Mayport Naval Base in St. Augustine October 30 when he was bitten on the right foot by a shark. He was one of two people who were bitten within one day of each other, along the same stretch of beach. “I was lying down on my board and all of a sudden I just felt this horrendous pressure on my foot; it was like a steel trap that just clamped…

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Florida Bull Shark Attack Victims Need Recovery Assistance

There have been some serious Florida bull shark attack bites this year, and two of the surfers who were bitten could use help with their medical bills. Caution: Graphic Images Sam Cumiskey was bitten on the foot by a nearly 7-foot (2m) bull shark at the Ponce Inlet in Volusia County August 29. After he had broken the fins on his asymmetrical surfboard, he decided to play around in the water. Since the fins were gone from the board, he attached his surf leash. As he was moving through the…

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Surfer Bitten by a Bull Shark in Florida

A surfer has been bitten by a bull shark in Florida. Sam Cumiskey was near the 1500 block of the beach at Ponce Inlet in Volusia County August 29 when the incident occurred. The 25-year-old was around 35 yards from shore, in five feet of white water around 3 pm when he fell and his right foot hit the bull shark. “It kind of felt like kicking a wall really hard, is a good way to describe it. Or a wall kicked me. I knew what was going on. It…

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Surfer Lost Arm and Leg in a Shark Attack

A surfer lost his arm and leg in a shark attack on Saturday August 27. Laurent Chardard was surfing off Boucan Canot in Reunion Island around 5pm when the incident occurred. The twenty-one-year-old lost both his right foot and right arm to a suspected bull shark. He had been surfing with several others at a beach that featured an anti-shark net. However on Saturday red flags had been posted to indicate it was unsafe to enter the water. The flags were raised in part due to a 6 foot (2m)…

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Man Bitten by a Bull Shark in the Bahamas

A man has been bitten by a bull shark in the Bahamas. Dr. Steven Cutbirth was vacationing with his family in the Bahamas when he and his son-in-law made plans to go spearfishing.  The two, along with their guide of 30 years and his nephew, headed out July 23, possibly to Green Turtle Cay, to free dive and fish with Hawaiian slings. Dr. Cutbirth was holding his breath and searching for fish when the guide’s nephew speared a hogfish around 50 yards in front of him.  Even though the fish…

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57 dead sharks found on an Alabama Beach

Dozens of dead sharks were found on a beach near Mobile Bay on July 9. The sharks, along with other marine life, were caught in a gill net. The beach where the sharks were found is near the Dauphin Island Parkway at Belle Air Boulevard. “From what we could see, somebody had set a recreational gill net on the beach and the sharks were just swimming into the net and got tangled.  If sharks aren’t moving through the water, they die,” Chris Blankenship, director of Alabama Marine Resources, told WSFA-TV….

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