Three shark bites reported in Florida

shark bites reported in Florida Cody High shark bite wound

Three people in Florida received shark bites over the holiday weekend. The first bite occurred May 25 near the 200 block north at Daytona Beach. An unidentified 12-year-old was standing in waist-deep water around 2 p.m. when he was bitten on the foot. As a precaution, he was transported to Halifax Health Medical Center for treatment of the minor wound. A more serious bite occurred at Coco Beach around 5 p.m. Cody High was playing with his family in water when a shark grabbed his leg. “I was about knee-deep…

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Second great white shark sighted off Florida coast

A second great white shark has been spotted off the Florida coast. Kyle Morningstar and his friend Ian Smith captured the encounter March 24, while fishing near Daytona Beach. Around 2:30 p.m. Morningstar, who was located about 40 miles off the coast of Ponce Inlet, started pulling up his boat’s anchor. That’s when he saw remora fish swimming toward a “great, gray blob.” When the blob surfaced, he realized it was a great white shark. “I was just in shock,” he told the Daytona News- Journal. “When it circled a…

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Video: 10-foot Bull shark attacks fishing boat off Florida

10-foot Bull shark attacks fishing boat off Florida

Video of a bull shark attacking a fishing boat off Florida has been shared on social media. Josh Jorgensen was fishing for blacktip sharks off the coast of Palm Beach on March 16, 2017 when he decided to fly his drone. The host of BlacktipH fishing spotted a bull shark with two cobias in tow. He quickly phoned his friend Carl Torresson to recommend he come fish for the cobia. Jorgensen’s friend took his advice and quickly boated to the area, which was approximately 300 yards from the beach. Torresson…

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Sharks clean up dead whale off Georgia Florida coast

Sharks clean up dead whale off Georgia Florida coast

Video shared by wildlife biologists from Georgia Wildlife shows sharks scavenging a dead whale located off the coast of Georgia and Florida. The one-year old humpback whale was first spotted off the coast of Massachusetts last summer when it became entangled in fishing net. It had also been seen several times over the winter in the south, and observers noted it appeared to be in a sickly state. The below-average sized whale was photographed swimming on February 20, and was found dead on February 24 off Cumberland, Georgia. Biologist from…

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Video: 14-foot great white shark filmed off Florida

great white off florida coast

A group of four fisherman offshore near Amelia Island, Florida were startled when a 14-foot great white shark showed up next to their boat. Captain Tony Peeples’ boat was around 6-miles north of the jetties off the coast of Fernandina Beach when the great white approached March 10. Peeples said he was leaning over the rails of his 25-foot Carolina skiff when one of the anglers on board said he hooked a shark. “I just got through bending over on that side of the boat releasing a fish,” Peeples told…

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Three charged in shark dragging death video

Three men have been charged by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Hillsborough County State Attorney after dragging a shark behind their boat. Michael Wenzel, Robert Lee Benac and Spencer Heintz have each been charged with two felony counts of Aggravated Animal Cruelty, a third-degree felony. Wenzel and Benac were each charged with one misdemeanor count of Illegal Method of Take – Shark, a second-degree misdemeanor. The three men filmed themselves as they pulled the live shark at high speed behind their boat. A post shared…

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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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