Interview with California great white shark attack survivor Grigor Azatian

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Under a slightly overcast sky on November 27, 2017 Grigor Azatian and his father Armen were diving off the coast of Pebble Beach when he was bitten by a great white shark. The 25-year-old and his father had fished the area before, and Grigor, who had been spearing for 12-years and diving even longer, had just taken a couple of fish. His father wasn’t having much luck, but Grigor knew there were more fish in the area and suggested his father go back down. While floating at the surface Grigor…

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Two surfers bitten by sharks hours apart in Australia

Two surfers were bitten by sharks in Western Australia April 16. The first man bitten around 8 a.m. off a beach known as Cobblestones, located south of Gracetown. Alejandro Travaglini’s was surfing when a suspected great white shark bit and released his leg. “This thing was a big shark, and it wanted to eat him,” surfer Adam Kennedy, who was in the water at the time, told The West Australian. The shark returned a second time and grabbed Travaglini’s legs and drug him underwater. “He was literally fighting for his…

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Second great white shark sighted off Florida coast

A second great white shark has been spotted off the Florida coast. Kyle Morningstar and his friend Ian Smith captured the encounter March 24, while fishing near Daytona Beach. Around 2:30 p.m. Morningstar, who was located about 40 miles off the coast of Ponce Inlet, started pulling up his boat’s anchor. That’s when he saw remora fish swimming toward a “great, gray blob.” When the blob surfaced, he realized it was a great white shark. “I was just in shock,” he told the Daytona News- Journal. “When it circled a…

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Sharks clean up dead whale off Georgia Florida coast

Sharks clean up dead whale off Georgia Florida coast

Video shared by wildlife biologists from Georgia Wildlife shows sharks scavenging a dead whale located off the coast of Georgia and Florida. The one-year old humpback whale was first spotted off the coast of Massachusetts last summer when it became entangled in fishing net. It had also been seen several times over the winter in the south, and observers noted it appeared to be in a sickly state. The below-average sized whale was photographed swimming on February 20, and was found dead on February 24 off Cumberland, Georgia. Biologist from…

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Video: 14-foot great white shark filmed off Florida

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A group of four fisherman offshore near Amelia Island, Florida were startled when a 14-foot great white shark showed up next to their boat. Captain Tony Peeples’ boat was around 6-miles north of the jetties off the coast of Fernandina Beach when the great white approached March 10. Peeples said he was leaning over the rails of his 25-foot Carolina skiff when one of the anglers on board said he hooked a shark. “I just got through bending over on that side of the boat releasing a fish,” Peeples told…

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What it’s like working on a shark cage diving boat Part 4

Alex Wright has been sharing his experiences while working on a shark cage diving boat. In part one he traveled to South Africa, then to South Australia and finally to Guadalupe. Today he shares his thoughts on the experience. “Every industry has its ups and downs, its pros and cons. Cage diving with Great Whites is no different, and certainly has its critics. Cage diving has been the only way for me to live my dream, and it is without a doubt the best way to see Great Whites in…

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Shark bite reported in New South Wales

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  A shark bite has been reported in New South Wales, Australia February 22. Anna Shurapey was swimming off Congwong Beach in La Perouse, around dusk just before 7 .pm., when she was bitten on the leg just below the right knee. Fisherman assisted the 55-year-old out of the water and notified authorities. Shurapey was treated on scene for the deep lacerations and puncture wounds to her leg and foot before being transported to St. George Hospital for treatment. Department of Primary Industries believe the bite was caused by an estimated…

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