Man bitten by bull shark in Western Australia

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A man was bitten by a bull shark in Western Australia January 28. The unidentified man was working on a barramundi fish farm in Cone Bay located in the Buccaneer Archipelago, north of the town of Derby. Around 8 a.m. the 18-year-old was bitten twice on the leg by a medium-sized bull shark. The man was taken to a hospital in Derby where doctors treated the wound on his thigh and lower leg. After receiving initial treatment at the Derby Hospital, the Royal Flying Doctor Service transported the man to…

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Diver bitten by a shark in New Caledonia

Diver bitten by shark in New Caledonia

A diver was bitten by a shark in New Caledonia. The unidentified spearfisherman was near his son and nephew, less than 10 yards off a beach, in Nouville, possibly off Rue Kiolet Nea Galet, January 21. Around 3:30 p.m. as the 40-year-old was sitting in around 3 feet of water when a suspected bull shark approached. The spearfisherman was bitten between his hip and armpit by the estimated 7 to 9-foot long shark. Family members treated the wounds before transporting the man to the Médipôle medical clinic. His injuries were…

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11-foot great white steals diver’s fin

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An 11-foot great white shark stole a diver’s fin in Australia January 13. Callum Stewart, Coralie Fleming and Mitchell Scanlan-Bloor traveled to Wollongong’s Five Islands in New South Wales to photograph underwater sea life. The trio anchored their boat and swam toward the southeast side of Martin Island just after 9 a.m. Stewart told Tracking Sharks the group was in the water for around two minutes, roughly 33 yards (30m) from their boat when he dove down to about 16 feet. The 28-year-old felt a blow that bumped him toward the…

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Surfer bitten by shark in Brazil Ricardo Ferrari Bulhoes

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A surfer was bitten by a shark in Brazil January 12. Ricardo Ferrari Bulhoes was visiting the islands of Fernando de Noronha located around 220 miles off the Brazilian coast. He was surfing at Conceicao Beach in the late afternoon when he fell into the water and felt something pulling and generating pressure on his left arm. The 20-year-old said it didn’t hurt, but he was bleeding, and was able to make it back to shore. A local tour guide saw his wound and took him to Hospital Sao Lucas…

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Shark bites surfer on the foot in Australia

A shark bit a surfer on the foot January 5 near South Point in Gracetown, Western Australia. The man, only identified as Justin, was surfing before 6 p.m. when a shark took a small chunk from his foot. “We were out the back of South Point and I heard Justin flapping about in the water,” witness Andy Gradisen told Perth Now. Once Justin was back on the beach he was treated by an off-duty nurse. “He put his foot up and he was bleeding quite badly,” Gradisen said. “It was…

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Tiger shark bites surfer in Hawaii

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A tiger shark bit a surfer in Hawaii on December 31. Marjorie Mariano was enjoying a new year’s surf off Laniakea Beach. While in the water, the active surfer had been thinking about her friend and soul sister Telma Boinville, who was recently killed in an apparent robbery. Around 6 p.m., an estimated 10-foot long tiger shark grabbed her leg (graphic image). “I felt something big and I felt the bite really hard,” Mariano told Hawaii News Now. “I turned my body and I looked at the shark’s face biting…

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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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