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Shark attack kills teenager off Port Douglas, Australia

Shark attack kills teenager off Port Douglas, Australia

Media Release Queensland Police 15. December 2014 ———————- Sudden death, Port Douglas An 18-year-old Mossman man has died after sustaining a shark bite off Port Douglas this morning. The man was fishing off Rudder Reef at around 11am when he was bitten by a shark on his leg. Friends who were travelling with the man

South Australia’s shark patrol begins today through end of March

South Australia’s shark patrol begins today through end of March

Press Release University of South Australia (UniSA) 01. December 2014 —————————- Shark Patrol begins today UniSA’s aerial shark patrol will again keep beach-goers safe this summer, with the service starting today (December 1) through to the end of March. The fixed-wing aircraft service is provided by UniSA’s Aviation Academy. It monitors the metropolitan coastline from

Shark bite incident reported at Mandurah, Western Australia

Shark bite incident reported at Mandurah, Western Australia

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 29. November  2014 ——————— Beaches closed after shark bite reported at Mandurah The Department of Fisheries is advising water users that beaches either side of the groyne at Pyramids Beach, Mandurah, have been closed by the City of Mandurah, following a shark bite reported to have occurred this

Eco-Shark barrier back at Coogee beach on a three year trial basis

Eco-Shark barrier back at Coogee beach on a three year trial basis

Media Release City of Cockburn 25. November 2014 ————————- Eco-Shark barrier re-installed in time for summer The Eco-Shark Barrier is being re-installed at Coogee Beach this morning after Council voted in October to fund the barrier on a three year trial basis. The City sought funding from the State Government to contribute to the $85,000

Man reports shark bite off Kaanapali, Hawaii

Man reports shark bite off Kaanapali, Hawaii

News Release Hawaii DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources) 13. November 2014 ————————– APPARENT SHARK ATTACK INJURES ALASKA MAN Some West Maui Beaches Closed A 50 year old Homer, Alaska man, snorkeling in the ocean off Airplane Beach in the Ka’anapali area of West Maui, reported being bitten by a shark at around 1:30

Tiger shark attacks surfer off North Kohala, Hawaii

Tiger shark attacks surfer off North Kohala, Hawaii

Media Release Hawaiʻi Police Department, North Kohala District 31. October 2014 ———————– North Kohala shark attack 10-31-14 A 34-year-old Kailua-Kona woman was attacked by a shark while surfing at Halaula Lighthouse in North Kohala. At 11:12 a.m. Friday (October 31), police received a report that the victim was en route to North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital

State reaches agreement with Commonwealth on shark policy

State reaches agreement with Commonwealth on shark policy

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 24. October  2014 ————————– Western  Australian Government to take action to protect human life when necessary due to an imminent shark threat The State Government has reached an agreement with the Commonwealth Government that will ensure in the event of a shark attack or threat; immediate action can

Third shark incident this week reported on Maui

Third shark incident this week reported on Maui

News Release Hawaii DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources) 22. October 2014 ———————– THIRD SHARK ENCOUNTER ON MAUI THIS WEEK Murky Water Warning Continues HONOLULU – For a third time this week, a Maui ocean user encountered a shark in murky water today, around 10 a.m. Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division

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

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