Three shark bites reported in Florida

Two surfers and one swimmer have been bitten by sharks in Florida. The first incident occurred September 8 off Fort Pierce Inlet when a man in his mid-60s was bitten on the leg. The unidentified man received a serious wound between his knee and ankle. He was transported by emergency personnel to a local hospital and was originally listed in serious condition. The species of shark that bit him has not been identified; however, local sources indicate bull sharks have been spotted in the area. A second minor shark bite…

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Shark Shot in the Head

A shark that was shot in the head has been found off Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Joe Kistel is part of Think It Sink It Reef It (TISIRI) based in Jacksonville. The group promotes interactive offshore habitats for fish and scuba diver. On a dive last week Kistel and his dive buddies found a shark that had been shot in the head on a project reef 30 miles off Jacksonville Beach. Mr. Kistel believes the wound was caused by a powerhead or bang-stick instead of a firearm. “The shark had been…

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