Attacks & Incidents

WA: Review recommends drum lines stay for 3 years

WA: Review recommends drum lines stay for 3 years

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 17. June 2014 ——————— The following media statement was issued by WA’s Premier, the Honorable Colin Barnett MEc MLA Shark review reveals by-catch kept to a minimum Catch data indicates no adverse effect on shark stocks 50 tiger sharks of three metres or greater caught on drum lines

Surfer survives shark attack in Japan

Surfer survives shark attack in Japan

Surfer survives shark attack in Japan A 43-year-old man has been seriously injured after being attacked by a shark while surfing off central Japan, officials say, warning local beach-goers to be alert. Tsuyoshi Takahashi, an off-duty life guard, was rushed to hospital on Sunday afternoon after the shark sank its teeth into his left arm

Teen bitten by shark on Galveston beach

Teen bitten by shark on Galveston beach

TEEN SUFFERS MINOR INJURIES FROM SHARK BITE ON GALVESTON’S WEST END Teen bitten by shark on Galveston beach She wasn’t seriously hurt, but the bite mark leaves no doubt what happened GALVESTON, TX (KTRK) — It didn’t send her to an emergency room or require stitches, but a 14-year-old Houston girl has a shark story

A bodyboarder bitten by a shark in South Australia

A bodyboarder bitten by a shark in South Australia

SA bodyboarder bitten by shark A bodyboarder bitten by a shark in South Australia says his wife probably won’t let him get back in the water in a hurry. Scott Berry escaped with a small bite to his side after being attacked by what he thinks was a bronze whaler about 80 metres off Parsons

Deaware 16-year-old treated for gashes to left forearm

Deaware 16-year-old treated for gashes to left forearm

Boy says shark bit him at Cape Henlopen 16-year-old treated for gashes to left forearm. Opening of swimming areas will be delayed. A 16-year-old Delmar boy said he was bitten by a shark Monday, prompting officials to delay Tuesday’s opening of swimming areas at Cape Henlopen State Park. The boy, injured about 5 p.m., was

NOAA researcher got bitten while tagging sharks near Palmyra Atoll

NOAA researcher got bitten while tagging sharks near Palmyra Atoll

News Release U.S. Coast Guard 02. June 2014 —————– Shark bite victim flown from Palmyra Atoll to Oahu HONOLULU — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a woman after she was bitten by a shark near Palmyra Atoll, Sunday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu received a call from the Palmyra research facility

Shark Attack At Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal Waterway Injures Woman

Shark Attack At Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal Waterway Injures Woman

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A 22-year-old woman was bitten by a shark Sunday afternoon while swimming in the intracoastal waters in Fort Lauderdale, Fire Rescue report. The woman, who has not been identified, was inner tubing with friends near Bayshore Drive, said Chantel Botting, division chief for Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue. The female victim jumped into

Spearfisherman bitten by shark in Wallis Island

Spearfisherman bitten by shark in Wallis Island

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 28. May 2014 Eric Barnabé was bitten by a shark while spearfishing in the waters of Wallis, which is an island in the Pacific Ocean belonging to the French overseas collectivity of Wallis and Futuna. The incident occurred in the morning of last Friday, 23. May 2014. Eric sustained

Fisheries Queensland issues two fines for removing drumline hooks

Fisheries Queensland issues two fines for removing drumline hooks

News Release Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 26. May 2014 ————- Shark control gear fines issued Fisheries Queensland has issued two $1,100 on-the-spot fines for interference with shark control equipment following an investigation into the removal of two drumline hooks at Currimundi on the Sunshine Coast last month. Queensland Shark Control Program Manager

Clever Buoy – A New Shark Detection Technology to Protect Australia’s Coastlines

Clever Buoy – A New Shark Detection Technology to Protect Australia’s Coastlines

Optus has joined forces with technologists from Shark Mitigation Systems to embark on an R&D project to develop world-first shark detection technology to protect people and sharks throughout Australia and the world. The ‘Clever Buoy’ uses sonar technology to detect shark-sized objects in coastal areas, in a non-invasive way. When a detection is made, the buoy will relay a...

Shark attacks woman off Brevard coast Woman taken to hospital after ‘chunk’ taken out of leg

Shark attacks woman off Brevard coast Woman taken to hospital after ‘chunk’ taken out of leg

05/15/2014 Female – Florida by alb » Thu May 15, 2014 6:08 pm Shark attacks woman off Brevard coast Woman taken to hospital after ‘chunk’ taken out of legShark rips ‘chunk’ out of woman’s legA 38-year-old woman on a family trip to the beach was attacked by a shark Thursday morning off Brevard County. Brevard Ocean Rescue

Fisheries Queensland investigates the removal of shark drumline hooks

Fisheries Queensland investigates the removal of shark drumline hooks

News Release Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 15. May 2014 —————– Report interference with shark control gear Fisheries Queensland are investigating the removal of shark control drumline hooks on the Sunshine Coast and calling for information on unlawful interference to be reported. Queensland Shark Control Program Manager Jeff Krause said that baited hooks

Fish Hoek shark exclusion net trial ends successfully – Cape Town

Fish Hoek shark exclusion net trial ends successfully – Cape Town

News Release City of Cape Town 13. May 2014 ——————– City’s Fish Hoek shark exclusion net trial ends successfully The City of Cape Town has achieved great success with its ground-breaking trial of a shark exclusion net at Fish Hoek Beach, designed to be deployed and retrieved on a daily basis. This is according to

Surfers survive attack by great white shark off West Coast of South Australia

Surfers survive attack by great white shark off West Coast of South Australia

AN Elliston pharmacist has told how he was launched into the air after he was attacked from below by a great white shark on the state’s West Coast this morning. The shark, estimated to have been 15 feet or 4.5m long, smashed into the bottom of Andrew “Monkey” McLeod’s board while he was surfing with

Woman wading at Jacksonville Beach describes being bitten by shark

Woman wading at Jacksonville Beach describes being bitten by shark

Woman wading at Jacksonville Beach describes being bitten by shark Mihaela Cosa, 44, needed 21 stitches to close woundJACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. –A 44-year-old Westside woman wading in thigh-deep water at Jacksonville Beach Tuesday morning was bitten on the foot by a shark.Shark bites womanMihaela “Mimi” Cosa, who was at the beach with her mother, was