North Carolina woman loses arm to shark

A North Carolina woman lost her arm to a shark June 2 in the Bahamas. Tiffany Johnson and her husband James were on the last stop of their 7-day cruise when they decided to go parasailing and snorkeling. The couple found a local guide who took them with another couple to Athol Island.  Although James was feeling seasick during the 20-minute trip out to the reef, he was able to enjoy the water with his wife while they explored the area around a small private island. When James started feeling…

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Model bitten by a shark in the Bahamas

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A model has been bitten by a shark in the Bahamas. Adventure blogger Mareen was traveling through the islands March 1, when she made a stop at Compass Cay. The private island is just south of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park and is known for an abundance of nurse sharks.  Workers at the local marina have been feeding the sharks, many of which have names, for years. Mareen was able to swim with the sharks and took the opportunity to float on her back as she was circled…

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*Graphic* Fisherman bitten by a shark in the Bahamas

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A fisherman has been bitten by a shark in the Bahamas. George Keywood was wading in the waters off Great Exuma on March 2 when he landed a fish which piqued the interest of several sharks in the area. The 58-year-old fisherman had just released his catch when a lemon shark bit his calf and hand. “It was surreal. I’d released the fish I’d just caught and was washing some slime off my hand in the water. The next thing I know there’s this thing banging against my leg. Then…

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Scuba diving on Tiger Beach, Bahamas Part 2

We return to Scuba diving on Tiger Beach, Bahamas Part 2. Part 1 can be found here. The news that the first tiger shark is now swimming below has disconcerted everyone at the lunch table. Now it’s a frantic rush onto the dive deck of the Bye Polar, because this is the moment all the guests have waited for. The dive crowd on the platform is curious, and everyone’s eyes are searching. Only the silhouettes of the lemon sharks are clearly visible. Fifteen or more might be there now. A…

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Scuba diving on Tiger Beach, Bahamas Part 1

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When Tiger Beach is ON—it’s the world’s greatest shark dive. —Eli Martinez, Shark Diver Magazine I kneel on the ground of a sandbar at a six meter depth (19 ft) in the Bahamas crystal clear water, visibility approaches about 30 meters (98 ft). In front of me are roughly 20 lemon sharks. With a length of about three meters (10 ft), the lemons are quite impressive. When you dive with them for the first time, you might feel a bit uncomfortable, because these sharks do not know anything like a…

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Biologist bitten by a shark in the Bahamas

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A biologist was bitten by a shark in the Bahamas February 1. Dutch celebrity biologist Freek Vonk was filming a scene for a new television program when he was bitten on the arm. “Together with fellow biologists of the [Bimini] Sharklab, we were Caribbean Reef Sharks for the studies in the island of Bimini . . . friendly, friendly sharks are like, actually all the sharks, harmless to humans. It still went wrong,” Vonk said in a Facebook post translated from the Dutch language. “One of the sharks has made…

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Teen Bitten by a Shark in the Bahamas

A teen has been bitten by a shark in the Bahamas. Johnny Stoch was snorkeling with his family on August 9, 2016 when he was bitten on the left leg by a shark. “I kicked its nose and it went up to get me again and then it let go and swam away,” the 15-year-old told Abc7. He said the sharks head was around a foot wide and “it was on my leg, tearing through”. His mother saw the shark and began screaming, which alerted Johnny’s father John. “My wife…

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