Attacks & Incidents

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2nd Maui shark bite incident in three days

2nd Maui shark bite incident in three days

News Release Hawaii DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources) 20. October 2014 ———————- 2nd SHARK INTERACTION IN BROWN WATER – MAUI’S KAHULUI HARBOR CLOSED For the second time in as many days, a shark interaction on Maui, prompted a reminder from the Dept. of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) for all ocean users to

Australia: Girl bitten by shark while surfing at Avoca Beach NSW

Australia: Girl bitten by shark while surfing at Avoca Beach NSW

Media Release NSW Police Force 17. October 2014 ————————– Teen sustains minor injuries when bitten by shark – Avoca Friday, 17 October 2014 08:15:05 AM A girl sustained minor injuries after she was reportedly bitten by a 1m shark at Avoca Beach this morning. Police from Brisbane Water Local Area Command have been told the

WA shark examination: Bite marks indicate attack involved a great white shark

WA shark examination: Bite marks indicate attack involved a great white shark

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 04. October  2014 ————————– Examinations of white sharks complete Department of Fisheries scientists have completed examinations of two white sharks captured after a serious incident at Wylie Bay, east of Esperance on Thursday. The two sharks were transported to Perth for further examination by the Department’s experts. “Based

Calif. Vandenberg AFB Beaches Closed Due to Shark Attack

Calif. Vandenberg AFB Beaches Closed Due to Shark Attack

News Release Vandenberg Air Force Base 03. October 2014 ———————— BEACHES CLOSED UNTIL OCTOBER 5 Release Number: 021014 10/3/2014 - VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –  Surf, Wall, and Minuteman beaches are closed until Oct. 5, at 4 p.m. due to a confirmed shark attack one-quarter mile North of Wall Beach. The attack wasn’t fatal. Officials at Vandenberg

WA fisheries officers catch a second white shark after Esperance incident

WA fisheries officers catch a second white shark after Esperance incident

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 02. October  2014 ————————– Second white shark caught after Esperance incident today Department of Fisheries officers have caught a second large white shark, about three metres in length, in the Wylie Bay area, east of Esperance. Officers caught the shark this evening in the same vicinity as where

Shark incident near Esperance, Western Australia

Shark incident near Esperance, Western Australia

Western Australia Police 02. October 2014 Update from Department of Fisheries: Beaches have been closed at Wylie Bay at Kelpids Beach, near Esperance after a shark incident this morning which resulted in a man being seriously injured. The Department of Fisheries is currently investigating and has deployed equipment in an effort to catch the shark

South Africa: Shark mitigation measures sought for Port St Johns

South Africa: Shark mitigation measures sought for Port St Johns

South African Government News Agency 26. September 2014 ———————— Public invited to comment on measures to mitigate shark attacks Pretoria – Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, has invited the public to give their inputs on ways to mitigate shark attacks in Port St Johns, in the Eastern Cape. Department of Environmental Affairs spokesperson Zolile

Western Australia: More patrols, second shark barrier for South-West

Western Australia: More patrols, second shark barrier for South-West

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 26. September 2014 —————————- The following statement was issued by the Premier, the Hon Colin Barnett, MLA Aerial patrols of South-West beaches by SLSWA to start in time for October school holidays State Government will provide additional $650,000 in 2014-15 to SLSWA to extend aerial patrols in the

Finned Sand Tiger Shark that survived a Human Attack

Finned Sand Tiger Shark that survived a Human Attack

She is a fully finned female sand tiger that survived and all wounds are healed. Angler did not tag her because her girth made them believe she was carrying pups and to release asap. She was caught in Ocean City, MD in a spot 36 others were caught(no they were not finned) in the past

29th Shark killed on Drumline in Reunion Island

29th Shark killed on Drumline in Reunion Island

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 15. September 2014 Shark Fishing Program in Reunion Island: Two bull sharks and three tiger sharks harvested in less than a week, already 29 large sharks killed since January. In the early morning hours of last thursday, 11. September, two large bull shark were taken by fishermen working for

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