Teen surfer nipped by shark at Winkipop

Lachie brown with his surfboard.

A surfboarding teen was nipped by a shark in Victoria, Australia March 9. Lachie Brown, 18, was sitting on his surfboard around 7:30 a.m. at Winkipop on the Jan Juc side of Bells Beach when an estimated 6- to 8-foot long shark popped up. “It came up beside me when I was sitting out there, and I saw it right at my ankle. Its whole body was alongside so I was just slapping at it,” Brown told 9News. The bronze whaler bit Brown’s left ankle and tore a small hole…

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Beaches closed after man charged by shark

2018-shark_attack_bite_Robert Frostland was at Lorne Beach, Victoria, Australia March 2

Several beaches have been closed after a man said he was charged by a shark. Robert Crossland was on his daily swim at Lorne Beach, Victoria, Australia March 9. Around 3:30 p.m. he said he witnessed an estimated 11-foot long shark thrashing in the water. The 69-year-old watched the shark by keeping his eyes open under the water. “First thing I saw was the fin, it circled around me then came straight at me,” Mr Crossland told 9News. “I was just treading water, waiting for it each time, it circled…

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Diver Hit by 9-foot Shark; 12-foot Tiger Shark Nearly Takes a Nibble

A 9-foot shark hit a shark diver on February 24, 2018. Eton Polly and two of his friends were enjoying a baited shark dive in the milky waters of Durban, South Africa when a 9-foot-long oceanic black tip shark became a little too curious. It bumped one of the divers, who immediately pushed the shark away. An unidentified diver who was filming the interaction with his GoPro camera became part of the action when the shark turned and charged him. The diver’s mask and regulator were knocked off by the…

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Shark bite reported in New South Wales

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  A shark bite has been reported in New South Wales, Australia February 22. Anna Shurapey was swimming off Congwong Beach in La Perouse, around dusk just before 7 .pm., when she was bitten on the leg just below the right knee. Fisherman assisted the 55-year-old out of the water and notified authorities. Shurapey was treated on scene for the deep lacerations and puncture wounds to her leg and foot before being transported to St. George Hospital for treatment. Department of Primary Industries believe the bite was caused by an estimated…

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Shark steamrolls swimmer in New South Wales

_Adam Hoare_photo Adam McLean

A shark steamrolled a swimmer in New South Wales, Australia. Adam Hoare was with his son Matthew and Daughter April in Kiama on February 15. The trio were playing in the shallows off Surf Beach, watching large tuna swim through the breakers as they chased small bait fish. Hoare told his children to stay close in the shallow water to avoid the fish. “It was low tide, so it was really nice. It was really shallow pretty much all the way to out the back,” he told the Illawarra Mercury.…

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Snorkeler bitten by 13-foot-long shark

Andrew Phipps Newman 2018 shark attack bite Galapagos Island, Santé Fe

A snorkeler has been bitten by a 13-foot-long shark in the Galapagos Island of Santé Fe. Andrew Phipps Newman traveled to the archipelago to renew his faith after the passing of his husband Damon in 2016. The 45-year-old was on his last group-snorkeling excursion of his holiday February 2 and was heading to film sea lions with his GoPro camera. “We saw small sharks on the bottom and lots of sea lion pups and a turtle; all 16 of us got into two dinghies and our leader said this is…

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Teen spearfisherman pokes overcurious shark

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A teenage spearfisherman had a tense run-in with a shark in Western Australia. Lucas Martin was fishing with friends off Avalon Point, Mandurah February 2. The 14-year-old speared a cod around 5:30 p.m. when he saw a black shadow coming toward him. “This shadow was fastly approaching me, and it actually turned out to be a shark,” he told The West Australian daily newspaper. “I was really scared at that moment,” Martin said. He knew not to turn his back on the (2 metre) 6-foot long shark that he believed…

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