Attacks & Incidents

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

SAVANNAH, Ga – Shark attack reported off Tybee Island

SAVANNAH, Ga – Shark attack reported off Tybee Island

Shark attack reported off Tybee Island SAVANNAH, Ga. — A Sunday trip to Tybee Island turned into a Mother’s Day that one Richmond Hill family won’t soon forget. While surfing on the south end of Tybee Island, Raeshelle Meadows and her 12-year-old son, Ayden, spotted something gray in the water behind Ayden’s surfboard. They believed

EAST Coast USA starts its Shark Attack Season – HILTON HEAD ISLAND

EAST Coast USA starts its Shark Attack Season – HILTON HEAD ISLAND

Possible shark or fish bite reported on Hilton Head HILTON HEAD ISLAND — A beachgoer was bitten by a shark or fish while swimming Tuesday afternoon at Coligny Beach on Hilton Head Island, according to beach patrol and EMS. Town of Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue Division members called to the beach shortly before

WA: 172 Sharks caught on drumlines, 50 killed

WA: 172 Sharks caught on drumlines, 50 killed

The State Government’s shark mitigation policy is successfully restoring confidence among Western Australian beachgoers and greatly contributing to the scientific knowledge about shark behaviour, Fisheries Minister Ken Baston said today.

Shane Nolet told rescuers he was sitting on his board

Shane Nolet told rescuers he was sitting on his board

Shark bites man sitting on surf board near Jetty NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. —A 23-year-old Edgewater man suffered a minor cut to the hand when a small shark bit him while he was surfing not far from the jetty on Thursday. Shane Nolet told rescuers he was sitting on his board with a friend when

Western Australia Man bitten in reef shark incident

Western Australia Man bitten in reef shark incident

A man is being treated in hospital after being bitten by what is believed to be a reef shark. It is understood that the Perth man was spearfishing with a friend at South Passage just south of Coral Bay when he was bitten on the hand. The incident occurred about 2km offshore late this afternoon.