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Shark Bite Reported at Woolgoolga Beach

A shark bite has been reported at Woolgoolga beach in New South Whales, Australia.

The unidentified man was bitten on the hand around 2 or 3 p.m.

According to the shark alert app Dorsal, the man was swimming and sustained several lacerations to his hands and chest. The report also stated the man had “lots of bruising to the chest”.

The shark was thought to have been around 3m (10ft) long. The species has not been identified.

There have been a total of 64 shark attack bites in 2016. Six of which were fatal. Twenty-nine reported in the US, with 19 occurring in Florida. Twelve have occurred in Australia, 3 of which were fatal.

All locations have been marked on the 2016 shark attack bites tracking map.

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  1. Ali

    Perhaps the shark was looking for food. Another thing we need to think about is the colors of wet suits, which sharks relate to as a food source.
    Harbor seals which are white, grey, black or dark blue. Wet suites in these colors tend to be related to the food source. Wet suites in sey, lime green, neon orange, gold neon blue. We need people safer! Just a Thought!!!

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