Attacks & Incidents

Fatal shark attack, Greenmount Beach

Fatal shark attack, Greenmount Beach

News Release Queensland Police 08. September 2020 — — — — — — — — — — Fatal shark attack, Greenmount Beach A 46-year-old Gold Coast man has died after being bitten by a shark at Greenmount Beach this afternoon. Around 5pm the man was pulled from the surf suffering from a life-threatening leg injury.

Woman bitten in suspected shark attack – Port Macquarie

Woman bitten in suspected shark attack – Port Macquarie

News Release NSW Police Force 15. August 2020 —- — — — — — — — A woman will undergo surgery after being bitten on the leg on the state’s Mid North Coast this morning. About 10am (Saturday 15 August 2020), emergency services were called to Shelly Beach on Pacific Drive, Port Macquarie, following reports

Maine: Name of Shark Attack Victim Released

Maine: Name of Shark Attack Victim Released

Press Release State of MaineDepartment of Marine Resources 28. July 2020 — — — — — —- — — Name of Shark Attack Victim Released – Officials Urge Caution for Swimmers and Paddlers in Casco Bay Region Augusta – The Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) confirmed the identity of the woman killed yesterday by

Possible Fatal Shark Attack in Maine

Possible Fatal Shark Attack in Maine

Press Release State of MaineDepartment of Marine Resources 27. July 2020 — — — — — —- — — Marine Patrol Investigates Possible Fatal Shark Attack The Maine Marine Patrol is investigating the fatality of a woman today near Bailey Island. According to Marine Patrol, an eye witness reported that the woman was swimming off

Tasmania: 10 year-old boy stable after shark attack

Tasmania: 10 year-old boy stable after shark attack

News Release Ambulance Tasmania 16. July 2020 — — — — — — — — — A 10 year-old boy has been taken to the North West Regional Hospital following a shark attack this afternoon off Stanley on Tasmania’s North West Coast. The boy, from the North-West, was aboard a six-metre vessel on a fishing

White Shark Confirmed Responsible for Bite Following Death of Surfer at Wooli Beach

White Shark Confirmed Responsible for Bite Following Death of Surfer at Wooli Beach

Media Release NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) 12. July 2020 — — — — — — — — — — A NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) shark biologist has confirmed a white shark was responsible for a fatal bite at Wooli Beach, north of Coffs Harbour yesterday, based on photographs from the scene.

Teen dies in suspected shark attack – Grafton

Teen dies in suspected shark attack – Grafton

News Release NSW Police Force Saturday, 11 July 2020 —- — — — — — — — — — — A teenage boy has died in a suspected shark attack on the Mid North Coast today. Witnesses have told police a shark attacked the teenager while he was surfing at Wilsons Headland at Wooli Beach,

Fatal shark attack, Fraser Island

Fatal shark attack, Fraser Island

News Release Queensland Police 04. July 2020 — —– — — — — — — — — A 36-year-old Sunshine Coast man has died following a fatal shark bite off Fraser Island. The man was spearfishing in the waters off Indian Head when he was bitten by a shark. A doctor and nurse provided first

Targeted tagging of white sharks takes WA total to 115

Targeted tagging of white sharks takes WA total to 115

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 30. June 2020 — — — — — — — — — Number of white sharks tagged in WA almost double since 2017 Decomposing whale carcasses used to boost State’s shark mitigation efforts Tagging allows electronic monitoring of sharks and early warning to beach users A Department of

Young male receives injury in Atlantic Ocean off Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Young male receives injury in Atlantic Ocean off Cape Hatteras National Seashore

News ReleaseU.S. National Park Service 19. June 2020 — — — — — — — — — A 16-year-old male from Oak Ridge, North Carolina reportedly received a non-life-threatening injury from a shark off Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore). The incident occurred at approximately 4:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon. Last evening, Dare County Dispatch notified Seashore

Man dies in suspected shark attack – Kingscliff

Man dies in suspected shark attack – Kingscliff

Press Release NSW Police Force Sunday, 07 June 2020 — — — — — — — A man has died after being critically injured in a suspected shark attack at Kingscliff today. Witnesses have told police a 3m shark attacked a man while he was surfing at Salt Beach, South Kingscliff, shortly after 10am (Sunday

Penalty for interfering with Shark Control Program equipment

Penalty for interfering with Shark Control Program equipment

News Release The State of QueenslandDepartment of Agriculture and Fisheries 21. May 2020 — — — — — — — — — — — Fisheries Queensland has served a Gold Coast man with two Fisheries Infringement Notices (FINs) after he entered the exclusion zone around Shark Control program equipment off Burleigh Heads and interfered with

DNA Analysis Shows Great White Shark Attacked Male Surfer at Manresa State Beach

DNA Analysis Shows Great White Shark Attacked Male Surfer at Manresa State Beach

News Release California Department of Parks and Recreation May 14, 2020 — — — — — — — — California State Parks, the California Department Fish and Wildlife  (CDFW) and Long Beach State University’s (CSULB) Shark Lab announced today that a white shark, commonly referred to as a great white shark or its scientific name of

Fatal Shark Attack Incident in Santa Cruz County

Fatal Shark Attack Incident in Santa Cruz County

News Release California Department of Parks and Recreation Saturday, May 9, 2020 — — — — — — — — California State Parks Closes Manresa State Beach after a Shark Attack Incident SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – California State Parks today responded to a shark attack incident at Manresa State Beach, one mile south of the

AUS: Fatal shark bite at the Great Barrier Reef

AUS: Fatal shark bite at the Great Barrier Reef

Media Release Queensland Police 07. April 2020 Fatal shark bite, Gladstone A 23-year-old man has died following a fatal shark bite in waters off North West Island yesterday. The man was swimming with a group of friends and as he was swimming back to their charter vessel, he was bitten by a shark. A doctor