Surfer bitten by shark near Juno Beach Pier Florida

A surfer was bitten on the foot by a shark near Juno Beach Pier, Florida. Jason Hartl was south of the pier around 5 p.m. October 23 when he ran into what he thinks was a 3 to 4-foot blacktip shark. “I was like paddling out, and then I was just about to where I wanted to be to catch a wave, and then all of a sudden a shark came up and bit my foot,” he told WPEC. The 17-year-old was pulled into the water, but quickly got out…

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7-year-old bitten by cookiecutter shark in Australia

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A rare shark bite has been reported in Queensland, Australia. Jack Tolley was wading with his family in Alma Bay in North Queensland October 27, when a circular chunk of his leg was torn off. The 7-year-old’s father first spotted the small shark as it swam near him and even referred to it as a friendly fish.  Things changed dramatically when the shark aggressively bumped against his leg and moved toward Jack. When the shark latched onto Jack’s leg, his father quickly kicked it away and out of the water,…

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Girl thrown from kayak by great white shark

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A kayaker was thrown into the air by a great white shark off the coast of South Australia. Sarah William was kayaking near her family, who were fishing for squid, off Normanville October 22. An estimated 14-foot (4.5m) great white shark attacked the 15-year-old‘s kayak from underneath knocking Williams and her kayak into the air. “It was like a car had hit her out of the water and then the kayak was launched, and then she was launched out of it into the water,” Sarah’s brother Mitchell Williams told ABC…

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12 to 14-foot tiger shark bites surfer in Hawaii

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A 12 to 14-foot tiger shark bit a surfer in Hawaii October 9. Mitch Milan decided to catch a few waves off Davidsons Beach on Kauai before meeting his wife for a prayer meeting. Milan and his friend Gary Watkins were about 150 yards out around 6:30 p.m. “It was getting to a point where I was like I need to get out,” Milan said.  “I don’t want to be out here at dark.” Watkins was 25 to 30 feet away from Milan who was sitting on his board with…

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Shark bumps snorkeler in Maui, Hawaii

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A shark bumped a snorkeler in Maui, Hawaii prompting officials to close several beaches. The 40-year-old woman from Canada was approximately 10 yards off Kama’ole II and Kama’ole III around 12:30 p.m. when she was bumped. She had minor abrasions to her left arm and thigh from the 8-foot grey shark’s skin, but declined medical treatment. After the incident, the Kama’ole beaches were closed and patrols were sent to warn beachgoers of the incident. No sharks were spotted and the beaches were reopened a little over two hours later. Mākena…

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*Graphic* Surfer bitten by shark in Ponce Inlet, Florida

A surfer was bitten by a shark in Ponce Inlet, Florida, September 13. Benjamin Loyd couldn’t resist the Inlet’s deep aqua water and the breaks. The 18-year-old normally surfs at New Smyrna Beach, which is the shark attack capital of the world, but his surfing partner wanted to hit the inlet. Loyd caught a wave around 6:45 p.m. and rode it until it flattened out approximately 25 to 30 yards off the beach in around 4-feet of water. “I just jumped off my board real quick and as I went…

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Watch: Inside view of a bull shark’s mouth after it steals camera

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Raymond Pascoe had his GoPro camera for 5 days when he stuck it in the water off in North Queensland, Australia. He and his partner were enjoying the day, taking a break from fishing, to hand-feed gentle lemon sharks in the crystal-clear water. Pascoe slid his camera below the surface to catch all the underwater action. Eventually, the video shows the lemon sharks swim away as a group of bull sharks come into view. One bull shark thinks the camera might be food, then approaches and takes a bite. The…

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