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La Réunion: Bull shark likely responsible for fatal attack on teenage surfer

La Réunion: Bull shark likely responsible for fatal attack on teenage surfer

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 17. April 2015 This is an update on the fatal shark attack which occurred on 12. April 2015 off the headland of Pointe des Aigrettes, located close to Saint-Gilles in the commune of Saint-Paul. We already reported on this incident shortly after its occurrence, here. A forensic medical expertise

Réunion Island: Teenage Boy Killed in Shark Attack off Cap Homard

Réunion Island: Teenage Boy Killed in Shark Attack off Cap Homard

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 12. April 2015 A 13-year-old surfer (other source: bodyboarder) was killed by a shark this morning on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. The incident occurred shortly after 9 a.m. in the waters near Cap Homard which is located in the commune of Saint-Paul on the

Man suffered suspected shark bite at McKenzies Beach, NSW

Man suffered suspected shark bite at McKenzies Beach, NSW

News Release Surf Life Saving, New South Wales 11. April 2015 —————- Statement Regarding Reported Shark Encounter at McKenzies Beach A number of beaches along the State’s Far South Coast will remain closed on Saturday afternoon following reports that a man suffered a suspected shark bite while paddleboarding at McKenzies Beach. The incident at the

Hawaii beach closed after tiger shark incident

Hawaii beach closed after tiger shark incident

News Release Hawaii DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources) 18. March 2015 ————————– HAPUNA BEACH STATE PARK CLOSED DUE TO SHARK BITE HONOLULU —   The Department of Land and Natural Resources and county lifeguards closed Hapuna Beach State Park today following an incident just before noon, in which a 58 year old male

French Polynesia: Child bitten by shark in Bora Bora

French Polynesia: Child bitten by shark in Bora Bora

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 18. March 2015 On Monday, March 16, late in the morning around 10 a.m., a 9-year-old child was bitten on the hand by a shark in Bora Bora which belongs the Society Islands of French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean. The boy was accompanied by his mother when the

2014 Summary of the Shark Fishing Program in Réunion Island

2014 Summary of the Shark Fishing Program in Réunion Island

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 27. February 2015 About 60 sharks killed in Réunion Island’s fishing program in 2014 Last September, we published a post about the protective shark fishing programs ‘Cap Requin’and ‘Valo Requins’ in Réunion Island. The related article can be found here: 29th Shark killed on Drumline in Reunion Island. The

11 ft Tiger shark said to be involved in latest fatal attack in La Reunion

11 ft Tiger shark said to be involved in latest fatal attack in La Reunion

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 17. February 2015 Local sources have released the identity of the young woman killed in a shark attack in the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion last saturday ( 14. Feb 2015 ). Twenty-two years old Talon Bishop died from ‘multiple bites’, one of which severed the femoral artery.

Reunion Island: Woman dies in shark attack at l’Etang Salé

Reunion Island: Woman dies in shark attack at l’Etang Salé

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 15. February 2015 On 14. February 2015 at around 6:40 pm, a young woman in her early 20’s was seriously injured in a shark attack in Reunion Island. The incident occurred while the victim was swimming with her friend close to shore at a beach in l’Etang Salé on

Great white shark involved in fatal attack on surfer at Ballina NSW

Great white shark involved in fatal attack on surfer at Ballina NSW

Latest Media Release NSW Police Force 11. February 2015 ———————– Great White Shark responsible for fatal attack – Ballina Police have been told a Great White Shark was responsible for the death of a surfer at Ballina this week. A 41-year-old man, Tadashi Nakahara, a Japanese national who had been living and working in Ballina,

Shark attack deaths down in 2014, UF says

Shark attack deaths down in 2014, UF says

News Release University of Florida 11. February 2015 ————————– Writer: Alisson Clark Source: George Burgess Three people died worldwide from shark attacks last year, far below the average of 6.3 deaths per year over the past decade, according to the International Shark Attack File report released by the University of Florida today. The U.S. had

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