Swimmer bitten by a shark in Miami, Florida

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A swimmer has been bitten by a shark in Miami, Florida. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Ocean Rescue lifeguards spotted a shark as it swam off Haulover Beach July 9 around 3:30 p.m.  They quickly jumped into action, blowing their whistles and gesturing for beachgoers to exit the water. Elvin Lanza was on the second sand bar of the clothing optional beach and was attempting to leave the water,when a 4- to 5-foot long shark bit his left leg just above the knee and his right calf. He kicked the shark until…

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Video: Fisherman bitten on the arm by tiger shark

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A fisherman was bitten on the arm by a shark June 29. The unidentified man was helping land a small tiger shark at the Wrightsville Beach pier in North Carolina. The man got into the waist deep water and grabbed the fishing line in an attempt to pull the shark to shore. Once he got close to the shark, he appears to reach out to grab the shark’s tail. The roughly 4-foot-long shark turned and bit the man on his right forearm. The man quickly exited the water holding his…

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Ohio teen bitten by shark in South Carolina

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A vacationing teenager from Ohio was bitten on June 18 by a shark off Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Reagan Readnour was boogie boarding with several family members on Burkes Beach when she was bitten by a shark. The 14-year-old was in waist-deep water with her feet dangling behind her as she played on her boogie board around noon.  She thought her brother was playing a joke on her by grabbing her leg, but quickly realized it was something else. “I felt a terrible sting and didn’t know what it…

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Support the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and win a chance to name a shark

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Folks who love sharks and contribute to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC) by June 30 will have a chance to name a shark if their name is drawn from the pool of donors. Winner to be announced on July 1. A bonus for those interested in assisting the group, will be the Board of Directors’ commitment to match all donations up to $15,000 for donations made before June 30. AWSC’s mission is to support Atlantic white shark conservation by improving public safety, educating the community and funding scientific research.…

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Video: Sharks in the shallows at Okaloosa Island, Florida

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Stephanie Stevens Adcock was visiting Okaloosa Island near Fort Walton beach June 26, when she and other beachgoers got some toothy visitors. Around 3:30 p.m. a group of sharks, possibly bulls, showed up and made their way into knee-deep water as they chased bait fish. The sharks looked to be around 5- to 7-feet in length, and nearly beached themselves while feeding on the small prey. As Ms. Adcock filmed the event, those on the beach seemed to be amazed by the sight. One female beachgoer even walked within a…

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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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Great white shark attacks bodyboard

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A great white shark attacked a bodyboard June 11 at Bunbury beach, Western Australia. Paul Goff was waiting for a wave around 9 p.m.  at Casuarina Point when a 13-foot (4m) great white shark shot out of the water. “I saw the grey and the white of the gills and at that point I realised it wasn’t a dolphin,” the 48-year-old told Perth Now. “I had no warning at all that it was there,” he said. “The camouflage colour of the shark – that’s what it’s there for, it protects…

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