Two shark attacks reported in Australia (NSW and NT)

Two shark attacks reported in Australia (NSW and NT)

Two shark attacks have been reported in New South Wales and the Northern Territory, Australia. The first bite occurred Nov. 16 at Seven Mile Beach in New South Wales, when a shark grabbed the lower leg of a man participating in surf lessons and wading in waist-deep water. “He felt quite a significant force and lashing against his legs,” NSW Ambulance Duty Operations Manager Inspector Jordan Emery said at a press conference. The unidentified man was helped to shore by good Samaritans who applied a tourniquet and administered first aid.…

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Brothers Islands, Egypt shark attack videographer sets the record straight

Brothers Islands Egypt shark attack videographer sets the record straight

A recent video of a shark attack filmed at Brothers Island, Egypt has gone viral in the dive community. Dan White, who filmed the incident, never intended for the video to be released. (The linked video is an edited copy. Mr. White’s YouTube channel was suspended after he filed multiple copyright infringements with the company. The article will be updated once Mr. White decides how to proceed.) The advanced open water diver shared the video with his dive guide but the clip eventually made its way onto Facebook. White was…

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Videos: Two Divers attacked by sharks at same location in Egypt

Video still of a scuba diver bitten by a shark in Egypt

Updated November 13, 2018 Two videos have been shared showing the moment sharks attack divers in Egypt. Both divers were bitten while off Brothers Island in the Red Sea. The islands have about 12 possible dives sites where divers can encounter a variety of shark species including the oceanic whitetip, grey reef, hammerheads and silvertip sharks. Alexander Kraenkl was scuba diving the site June 2018, when he had an encounter with an oceanic whitetip shark. He had been diving for 50 minutes when, on ascent, he spotted a the shark…

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Shark bite reported at Pyramids Beach Western Australia

Noah Symmans Shark bite reported at Pyramids Beach Western Australia

A shark bite has been reported at Pyramids Beach in Western Australia. Noah Symmans was hitting the waves Nov. 11, at the Mandurah surf break. Around 8:40 a.m., Noah sat on his bodyboard waiting for waves. As his legs and fins dangled in the water, he began to feel what he described as ‘super sharky vibes.’ “I was surfing with another mate at a known break in Mandurah and it was fairly eerie vibes, a couple salmon were about, and it was overcast,” he told the West Australian “We were…

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Great white shark bites Ballina surfer

Great white shark bite victim Lee Jonsson

A great white shark has bitten a Ballina surfer off the coast off Australia. Lee Jonsson was hitting the waves off Shelly Beach, Ballina Nov. 7 just after 7 a.m.  when an 8-foot (2.6m) great white shark bumped his board and knocked him into the water. The 43-year-old grabbed his board and began hitting the shark, unaware that he had been bitten on the left leg below the knee. Even though he had a 20cm wound, Jonsson was able to swim back to shore and alert authorities. Jonsson transported himself…

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Fatal shark attack in Queensland near the site of two other bites

Fatal shark attack in Queensland

A fatal shark attack has occurred in Queensland, Australia near the same location as two previous shark bites that occurred in September, one day apart from each other. On Nov. 5, Dr. Daniel Christidis, 33, had been with several friends on a charter boat in Cid Harbour near Whitsunday Island. Around 5:30 p.m. he and a friend were taking turns using a paddle board. When Dr. Christidis entered the water so his friend could use the paddle board, he was attacked by a shark. His left thigh and right calf…

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Samoan and NZ paddlers have close encounters with large sharks

Andrew Wheatley with his shark bitten surfski.

Three paddlers separated by more than 2,000 nautical miles had close encounters with large sharks during October. Andrew Wheatley was paddling off the coast of Samoa when he lost the rear end of his surfski to a shark. The Australian was around 1.5 kilometers from the south coast of Upolu when he felt a huge bump and found himself airborne. “I was going pretty fast when I was lifted from behind, flung up and to the right,” he told the Samoa Observer. Without focusing on what had just happened, he…

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