Florida teen surfer bitten by a shark in St. Augustine

A Florida teenager reports a shark bit him on his hand while he was surfing. Hunter Hylton was hitting the waves July 29 off the St. Augustine Beach Pier with his father Chris Hylton. As the 14-year-old, who was in 5 feet of water, was putting a bright green surf wax in his pocket he says a shark grabbed his right hand. “I think he just like latched on and I kinda like pushed it when he bit. I pulled my hand out of the water and it was just…

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Three shark attacks reported in Florida

Three shark attacks were reported in Florida over the weekend, with two attacks occurring several minutes apart in waters off the same northern Florida beach. Dustin Theobald was helping his son Emerson catch waves off Fernandina Beach just before 3:30 p.m. July 13. “It was a west wind, so it was kind of hot out, you know all the wind coming off the land instead of the water,” he told Tracking Sharks by phone. “I got back in the water to push him [Emerson] on some waves.” The 30-year-old was floating…

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Surfing teen bitten by shark in Florida

A surfer visiting Florida has been bitten by a shark. An unidentified 14-year-old was hitting the waves off New Smyrna Beach July 11 around 11:30 a.m. when a shark grabbed his foot as he paddled his board in chest-deep water. The Ohio teen was able to paddle back to shore and alert authorities. Beach Safety Ocean Rescue responded to the scene near the 27th Avenue Beach approach. The teenager had a roughly 4-inch diameter bite wound on his left foot. He was treated on scene and released.  Rescue personnel advised…

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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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