2019 Shark Attack Map

map showing 2019 shark attack locations

The 2019 Shark Attack Map features the location and information on shark attacks and shark bites across the world.

The 2020 Shark Attack Map is now available

How many shark attacks have there been in 2019?

As of December 31, there have been a total of 101 shark attack bites (88 with injury, 26 of which are considered provoked*) publicly reported and verified in 2019. Six fatal**

How many shark attacks have been reported in the United States?

Fifty shark attacks have been reported in the United States (one fatal), with 27 occurring in Florida (5 provoked), 15 in Hawaii (4 provoked,1 fatal, 4 no injury) and 4 in California (2 no injury).

Sixteen have been reported in Australia (0 fatal).

Shark attacks by location in Australia:
Western Australia: 3 (1 no injury, 0 provoked), Fatal: 0, Unconfirmed: 0.
Northern Territory: 2 (0 no injury, 2 provoked), Fatal: 0, Unconfirmed 0.
Queensland: 10 (1 no injury, 0 provoked), Fatal: 0, Unconfirmed 2.
New South Wales: 5 (2 no injury, 1 provoked), Fatal: 0, Unconfirmed 0.
South Australia: 0 (0 no injury, 0 provoked), Fatal: 0, Unconfirmed 0.
Victoria: 0 (0 no injury, 0 provoked)), Fatal: 0, Unconfirmed 0.

*Provoked defined as spearfishing, feeding sharks, fishing, etc. (listed with green marker).
**not including one possible scavenge


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Shark attack bite information is gathered by an international team of researchers in four countries who search for the most detailed information available. Tracking Sharks strives to accurately record the details of each incident and to speak directly with victims whenever possible.

Incidents are listed on 2019 Shark Attack Map in two main categories, nonfatal and fatal. The nonfatal category includes injures that do not result in death, and no injury shark encounters in which a shark attacks a surfboard, kayak or other vessel while in the presence of a human.

Related: Shark Attack Prevention Tips

Shark attacks that result in the direct or indirect death of a human are listed in the fatal category. The category includes markers indicating possible victims of a fatal shark attack that cannot be positively confirmed, such as a scavenge event.

Map is best viewed in desktop mode

The 2019 Shark Attack Map can be used in full screen mode by clicking expand in the top right corner. A menu on the left-hand side can be used to navigate through the categories and years available on the map.

Cases shared via different languages have been gathered using translators. Due to this, the exact spot of the incident may not be 100% correct. If you see any corrections, please feel free to contact Tracking Sharks. This map is for informational use only.

Past maps can be found by clicking on the appropriate year 2018,  2017, 20162015 , 2014 and 2013 .