Shark bites surfer on the shoulder

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A surfer was bitten on his shoulder by a shark in Australia. Dr. Charlie Fry was surfing with two friends off Avoca Beach in NSW November 13. The 25-year-old was around 22 yards from shore when he started paddling for a wave and was knocked off his board by a shark just before 4 p.m. “I saw its jaw and teeth coming at me,” Dr. Fry told the Daily Telegraph. “I just punched it with my left hand and shouted out to my mates and paddled so hard back to…

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Australian surfer bitten by wobbegong shark

An Australian surfer has been bitten by a wobbegong shark off the coast of New South Wales. The unidentified man was bitten on the foot at Birubi Beach in Port Stephens October 27. He was able to make it to the beach around 9:30 a.m. and was treated on scene by an off-duty nurse. The 31-year-old man was bleeding heavily from the puncture wound, and was taken to the John Hunter Hospital. A shark biologist from the Department of Primary Industries identified the shark involved as a 3- to 5-foot…

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Great white shark attacks surfer, minor injury.

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A great white shark attacked a surfer who some have called “the luckiest man on earth”. Abe McGrath was at Main Beach off Iluka in New South Wales September 10 around 6:00 a.m. The 35-year-old was lying on his board approximately 328 yards north of the Illuka wall when the shark shot up from underneath. “The impact lifted him up. The shark was coming from the deep and hit (Abe’s board) with its nose and opened its mouth and latched on the board,” fellow surfer Bryce Cameron told The Daily…

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Great white shark jumped into boat

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A great white shark jumped into a boat in Australia on May 27. Terry Selwood was fishing in his normal sweet spot off the coast of Evans Head in New South Wales. The 73-year-old has been fishing the same area for over 50 years and had a few pieces of bait on a line deep under his boat. Then out of no where a great white shark shot out of the water. “I caught a blur of something coming over the boat … and the pectoral fin of the shark hit…

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10-year old surfer cruises over a great white shark?

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The moment a 10-year-old surfer cruises over a great white shark has reportedly been captured on camera. Chris Hasson was taking photos of his son Eden off Samurai Beach, near Newcastle in New South Wales January 24 when he saw a dark shape in the water. “I see a big dark shape and [was] about to call the small group in and Eden takes off on a left [wave] and smashes it to the beach. Just as he is taking off, I see something out of the corner of my…

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Man bitten by a shark at Merimbula Main Beach

A man was bitten by a shark at Merimbula Main Beach in New South Wales, Australia on January 4. Mitchell Collins was swimming in water around 32 to 49 feet (10 to 15m) deep from the shore when he was bitten. The 20-year-old and his cousin Jayden had been swimming but were in waist-deep water around 6 p.m. when he was bitten. “I had my feet on the ground, I went to step and as I did it bit my foot,” Collins told the Illawarra Mercury. “I knew it was…

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First Great White Shark Caught in Shark Net -NSW

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The first great white shark caught in a shark net has been released successfully. The 10-foot (3.2m) female was found off Sharpes Beach in Ballina December 10 at 11:30 a.m. local time. Department of Primary Industry researchers Dr. Paul Butcher and Matt Broadhurst tagged and released the shark. The shark was caught in one of the five new shark nets deployed in NSW. Another four great whites were also captured on smart drumlines deployed last week. Two great whites, an 8-foot (2.5m) and a 7 1/2-foot (2.3m), were caught off…

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