Half-eaten shark washes ashore in Florida

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A half-eaten shark washed ashore this weekend in Florida. The shark, thought to be a spinner or blacktip, washed up on New Smyrna Beach on Saturday February 18. The shark was thought to be around 5 feet long before being bitten leaving many to wonder what bit off its tail. A Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue who took a photo of the shark wrote on Instagram “I guess there is something even bigger out there.” He is correct about larger sharks off the Florida coast. Great white shark Katherine…

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Video: Hammerhead shark investigates divers

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Video has been shared showing a hammerhead shark as it investigates divers off the coast of Florida. The video was posted to Facebook February 3 and features an extremely inquisitive shark. Leigh Cobb and Christian Torres were scuba diving with Calypso Dive Charters when the large great hammerhead came in for a closer look. At first the shark bumps into one diver’s brightly colored fins. It may have been curious about the highly reflective orange fin gliding through the water. However, after the diver’s fin brushed it away, the shark…

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Swimmer bitten by a shark in Florida

A swimmer was been bitten by a shark in Florida on February 11 at Melbourne Beach. The unidentified man was near Ocean Avenue and Atlantic Street at Ocean Park when the incident occurred at around 1:30 p.m. The 22-year-old was bitten on the hand and was treated on scene by the Brevard County Fire Rescue before being taken to the Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. The beach does not have lifeguards during the winter months and signs are posted alerting beach goers to swim at their own risk. There…

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Shark bites lifeguard in Florida

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A shark bit a lifeguard in Florida on January 13. The unidentified Martin County Ocean Rescue lifeguard was paddling off Jensen Beach when he was bitten on the hand. The injury was relatively minor, but the beach has been closed and swimming is prohibited until further notice. “Double red flags are flying at Jensen Beach and swimming is prohibited until further notice. Swimmers may use other guarded beaches in Martin County and are reminded to obey lifeguards’ warnings. Kevin Herndon, division chief of operations with Martin County Fire Rescue said…

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Man Bitten by a Shark in Satellite Beach, Florida

On January 5, a man was bitten by a shark in Satellite Beach, Florida. The 47-year-old was surfing in waters off Patrick Air Force Base Blockhouse Beach around 12:30 p.m. when he was bitten on the foot. Johannes Friess who was visiting from Munich, Germany, heard his girlfriend yell to him that the unidentified man needed help.  Friess paddled out to the man and assisted him back to shore. Once they were back on the beach, Friess assessed the wound and noted several holes in the bottom of the man’s…

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Massive Great White Shark has been Caught off the Florida Coast

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A 14-foot (4m) great white shark has been caught off the Florida coast. The massive shark was hooked around 20 miles (32km) east of Port Canaveral on December 19. Captain Craig Shaffer of the deep sea fishing boat Canaveral Princess had taken guests to bottom-fish in 100 feet (30m) of water when the shark was hooked. “We were fishing for snapper and the great white decided to eat my bait,” Captain Shaffer told News Channel 8. The shark broke the line and swam away unharmed, according to a post on…

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SharkBanz Investigates Teenager Bitten by a Shark in Florida

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A teenager was bitten by a shark in Florida on December 27. Zack Davis was enjoying the waves near Avalon Beach State Park on North Hutchinson Island when he was bitten on the arm. “It didn’t look bad; there weren’t any baitfish or anything,” Davis told CBS 12. “I felt it hit because my hand was on the sand and I was getting turned by the wave, and it held on for less than three seconds. I didn’t even have a chance to hit him or anything. “It was shocking,…

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Surfer Bitten by a Shark off Florida Coast

On December 11 a surfer was been bitten by a shark off of the coast of Florida. Shane Garthwait was floating on his board Sunday off New Smyrna Beach, south of the Jetty, when he felt a tug on his dangling right foot. The 19-year-old sustained a 1½ inch wound to the top of his foot, a half-inch cut to the back of the ankle as well as some bruising. He was able to make it back to the beach, but declined medical treatment. He said his is a nurse…

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Two People Bitten by Sharks in Florida

Two people were bitten by sharks in Florida this past weekend. Both occurred in Jacksonville near the Mayport Area. The first incident occurred on Saturday, October 29 in front of an area called Mayport Poles. The poles are wood metal-capped markers posted to indicate the Naval Station Mayport’s border. Surfer Derrick Shoup was bitten on his right hand around 1 p.m. The laceration appeared to be minor; no tendons were damaged but he did receive 17 stitches at a local hospital. A second incident occurred October 30, when a 41-year-old…

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Shark Bites Surfer in New Smyrna Beach

A shark bit a surfer October 8 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Bryan Brock had just finished catching a wave when he was bitten on the right knee. “As I turned around to grab my board in the whitewater after a wave, I felt the shark circle me and then it nailed me on the kneecap,” Brock told Surfline. Hurricane Matthew had passed near the area and left the water warmer and much darker than normal. “There was a fair amount of blood, but it wasn’t too bad,” witness Michael…

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