Fisherman reports shark bite in Maceio

A shark bite has been reported in Maceió, Brazil. Josias Paz said he was bitten on the leg at Sauhaçuhy Beach on the North Coast. He said a shark had become trapped by in a fishing weir, a type of corral made from rods and nets. The weir is designed to catch fish, it also traps debris from the water. “When it rains, it always drags timber and coconut trunks into the corral,” Paz told Gazeta de Alagoas, explaining the attack at the weir, when he saw something moving in…

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12-year-old bitten by bull shark in Bimini

bitten by bull shark in Bimini

A 12-year-was bitten by a bull shark in Bimini, Bahamas April 5. Shane McConnell and family were visiting family in Florida when they decided to travel to the Bahamas. Shane, whose family is from Scotland, was walking along the Bimini Big Game Pier where fisherman were tossing out fish parts. Unfortunately, Shane lost his balance and fell into the water where an estimated 6-foot bull shark took interest. “I think, when I was swimming, it sort of bit me while I was pulling my legs in, and it came out…

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Shark bite reported at Cape St. Francis

Local authorities are warning beach goers not to enter the water at St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis after a surfer was bitten by a shark at Cape St Francis Beach, South Africa. Ross Spowart was surfing close to shore at Seal Point beach break around 3:00 p.m. when he was bitten on the knee. “The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) crew responded to the scene where the surfer was found to already be on the beach after friends and fellow surfers assisted him from the water and local…

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Paddleboarder attacked by shark in Hawaii

Paddleboarder attacked by shark in Hawaii

A paddleboarder was attacked March 31 by a shark in Hawaii. The unidentified man and his father were boarding 100 to 150 yards offshore at Kukio Beach around 9:30 a.m.  when a 12-foot tiger shark knocked the pair into the water and bit the sons right hand and leg. A private safety team was available at the beach and quickly launched a canoe to aid the man and a jet-ski to distract the shark. “Apparently, they had heard a scream from the ocean and they took a four-man canoe out…

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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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Video: 10-foot Bull shark attacks fishing boat off Florida

10-foot Bull shark attacks fishing boat off Florida

Video of a bull shark attacking a fishing boat off Florida has been shared on social media. Josh Jorgensen was fishing for blacktip sharks off the coast of Palm Beach on March 16, 2017 when he decided to fly his drone. The host of BlacktipH fishing spotted a bull shark with two cobias in tow. He quickly phoned his friend Carl Torresson to recommend he come fish for the cobia. Jorgensen’s friend took his advice and quickly boated to the area, which was approximately 300 yards from the beach. Torresson…

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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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