Diver removes knife from nurse shark’s head

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Video showing a diver remove a knife from a nurse shark’s head has been posted on social media. A dive group was checking the scenery of Cayman Brac February 27 when they came across a nurse shark with a large knife lodged in its head. Brett Johnson, who works for Reef Divers, was leading the group around Snapper Reef when they noticed the shark had been stabbed in its head. “At first it looked like it was just sleeping as most nurse sharks usually are, but then we noticed something…

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Updated:Former NFL Player Bitten by Shark

A former NFL player was bitten by a shark in Florida.* Warren Sapp, former Bucs defensive tackle, was hunting lobster with a charter out of Marathon in the Florida Keys July 27.  The group was approximately seven miles off of Marathon in nine feet of water when the incident occurred. The forty-three-year-old was looking for a lobster when he saw a nurse shark lying in a lobster hole.  Sapp told The Rich Eisen Show he felt something “soft” when he stuck his hand in the hole. He then looked into…

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Nurse Shark Chased a Spearfisherman

Sean O’Connell was spearfishing off the coast of Pompano Beach, Florida, July 1 when he got a little more fish than he bargained for. The founder of Paddleboarder.com was out with several friends when he speared a hogfish. When he added his catch to his fish stringer, he noticed a nurse shark lying under a layer of rock. As he floated on the surface he spoke with another fisherman to warn him of the shark. His friend asked if the shark posed a threat, and O’Connell said they are normally…

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Provoked Nurse Shark Bite in the Bahamas

An eight-year-old boy was bitten by a nurse shark in the Bahamas. Henry Kreckman was playing in the water with his brother when they spotted a nurse shark in 3 ½ feet of water. The boys were watching the shark when an unidentified man in his 20s grabbed the shark by the tail and lifted it out of the water. He then invited the boys in to “pet” the flailing shark. Henry’s father Clint told The Wisconsin State Journal the shark “flipped out of his (the man’s) hands and attached…

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Teen Bitten By Shark In Florida

A teen has been bitten by a shark in Florida. Nick Kawa was playing football at Fort Myers Beach when the ball landed in the water on Wednesday. When he reached into the murky water to grab the ball he was bitten on the right forearm. He immediately ran to his family who thought the blood coming from his arm was a prank. Kawa’s uncle, Dave Erffmeyer, told Fox35 “I thought he was playing a joke on me when he first came up. I thought he had one of those Halloween kits or…

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Nurse Shark Bumps Spearfisherman Great White Shows Up

Sam Tapp was spearfishing with friends off the coast of Australia when he recorded the moment a nurse shark bumps into his camera. The group was after king fish and chose a spot off the coast of Seal Rock called Edith Breakers. Just after the trio lost a caught kingfish to a group of grey nurse sharks and since the water was extremely clear for the area, Mr. Tapp turned on his head mounted camera. As he dove down after another fish a curious gray nurse shark comes up and…

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Shark bite in Western Australia

Eli Zawadzki was bitten by a shark today at Pyramids Beach in Dawesville, Australia. The Surf Life Saving WA spotted a shark around 4:50 p.m., and the bite was reported at 5:10 p.m. He had just sat up on his surf board when the bite occurred. The 18-year-old suffered deep lacerations to his foot and has been taken to the Peel Health Campus where he is in stable condition. The shark has been identified as a grey nurse shark by a tooth left in Mr. Zawadzki’s foot. The Department of…

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Nurse shark does not want to be held

New Orleans DJ Corey Bonalewicz who was in Cancun, Mexico last week and received a not-so-fun surprise when the nurse shark he was attempting to pet ejected a large amount of water directly into his face. Looks like a tawny nurse shark which hunts by using its large pharynx as a powerful suction to inhale the prey. But it can also use the same mechanism in reverse when it will shoot a powerful blast of water at anything that it feels threatened by.

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