Video Bahamas shark encounter goes wrong when nurse shark bites child

Video Bahamas shark encounter goes wrong when nurse shark bites child

A nurse shark bit a child during a shark encounter in the Bahamas. Christine Jones and her family were on vacation when they read about an opportunity for a nurse shark encounter. The event was presented as a way to interact with “friendly, docile” sharks that could be touched. “We got in at our own risk, but we weren’t educated on the risk of what we were doing.  We were told that they might suck on you [nurse sharks use suction to pull food into their mouths]. The shark might…

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Video: Florida fisherman who filmed great white bitten by nurse shark

Cody Wabiszewski was fishing near the Bahia Honda Bridge in the Florida Keys. He operates Global Fishing Reports, a site designed for anglers to share information on the best fishing spots and newest gear and had hooked several sharks while targeting tarpon. As a conservationist and engineer by trade, Wabiszewski practices catch and release. He tries releasing unwanted catches so they incur the least amount of stress. Unfortunately, on June 18, one fish bit back. “I will say that I underestimated the shark’s suction power twice that day. First, I…

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Instagram model swimming with sharks gets bitten

Instagram model Katarina Zarutskie had a run-in with one of her photo props. The 19-year-old model and nursing student was visiting the Bahamas with her boyfriend last month and heard about a nurse shark encounter on Staniel Cay. The Staniel Cay Marina has a healthy population of fed nurse sharks and visitors are free to interact with them. “My boyfriend’s family was freaking out when I went to swim with the sharks and I was like, it’s fine,” she told NBC News. However, she missed the posted nurse shark policy…

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Video: Woman feeds shark, gets bitten

A woman feeding sharks was bitten on her finger. Melissa Brunning was visiting the remote Kimbolton region of Western Australia on a super yacht. On day three of the two-week cruise, the 34-year-old structural draftsperson was the last of the group to step on the partially-submerged swim deck to feed tawny nurse sharks. She was unaware that nurse sharks suck prey into their mouths as she held a bit of bait in front of the six-foot shark. As the shark sucked in the bait, it also pulled in Brunning’s right…

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Teen spearfisherman pokes overcurious shark

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A teenage spearfisherman had a tense run-in with a shark in Western Australia. Lucas Martin was fishing with friends off Avalon Point, Mandurah February 2. The 14-year-old speared a cod around 5:30 p.m. when he saw a black shadow coming toward him. “This shadow was fastly approaching me, and it actually turned out to be a shark,” he told The West Australian daily newspaper. “I was really scared at that moment,” Martin said. He knew not to turn his back on the (2 metre) 6-foot long shark that he believed…

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Nurse shark bites fisherman, won’t let go

A fisherman got more than he bargained for off the coast of Malaysia December 21. Sairol Harun was wading in the waters off Bagan Lalang Beach in Sepang, when a nurse shark popped up. The shark latched onto the 24-year-old’s left thigh and refused to let go. Harun waded back to shore with the shark still attached to his leg and called police for help. The Malaysian Public Defense Forces (APM) arrived with an ambulance and attempted to remove the shark. “APM team takes about 10 minutes to release the…

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*Graphic* Video: Man bitten by nurse shark that won’t let go

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Video is now available that shows a man bitten by a nurse shark that refused to release its bite. Ervin McCarty was snorkeling with a group of six people near Marathon City in the Florida Keys September 2, when one member of the group shot a grouper. Unfortunately, the grouper was lodged in a hole in 10-foot deep water. Since he is skilled at removing fish from holes, the captain asked McCarty to dive down and retrieve the fish. Once McCarty made it to the bottom, a nurse shark shot…

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