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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Video: Honeymooner bitten by shark

A woman on her honeymoon was bitten by a shark in the Bahamas December 8. Sarah Illig was swimming with nurse sharks while her husband Evan Carroll filmed the interaction. The 25-year-old was enjoying the last day of the trip as she swam in the crystal-clear water. Unfortunately, her mask obscured her peripheral vision as she swam with her arms extended and she didn’t see the large nurse shark as it approached. “I felt a whoosh of water, something clamped down on my arm and I assumed my husband was…

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Fatal shark attack reported in Costa Rica

A fatal shark attack has been reported in Costa Rica. The attack occurred November 30 after Rohina Bhandari and her dive master identified by his last name Jimenez departed their dive vessel to enjoy the waters of a spot known as Manuelita off the remote island of Isla del Coco, about 300 miles off the Costa Rican mainland. As the two ascended, sometime before 2:30 p.m., to a dive safety stop, Jimenez spotted what he believed to be a female tiger shark approaching and attempted to scare it away. When…

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Spearfisherman attacked by great white shark in California

A spearfisherman was bitten by a great white shark in California November 24. Grigor Azatian was fishing with his father off Monterey Bay in Still Water Cove on Friday afternoon. The experienced fisherman had speared three fish and pointed his father Armen, who was hadn’t taken any fish to a better spot. Grigor swapped out his speargun for a camera and dove down to take a few photographs, but resurfaced and grabbed his gun again. When the 25-year-old dove down in search of fish, he spotted a great white shark…

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Teen bitten by a shark in Brevard County, Florida

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A teenager was bitten by a shark in Brevard County, Florida. Kaia Anderson was surfing off Melborune Beach off of Highway A1A just before dark around 5 p.m. The 14-year-old was just offshore when she felt a tug on her leg. She looked back to see the “arc” of the shark’s jaw and its dorsal fin. She told her friends that she had been bitten and the group caught a wave back to shore. A fisherman carried the Hoover Middle School student to the local clubhouse and she was given…

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Woman nearly looses hand to shark in Florida


A woman nearly lost her left hand to a shark in North Palm Beach, Florida. Susan Peteka was swimming off MacArthur Beach State Park October 23 around 8 a.m. “I was swimming my last couple of strokes, about to get out, and all of a sudden, I remember lifting my arm, and the next thing you know, wham,” she told WPBF News. “I just looked down, I saw two fingers droop immediately,” she said. “I started seeing blood coming out of my radial artery.” The shark had shredded the former…

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