Attacks & Incidents

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

WA Drumlines: EPA recommends against extending shark catch and kill policy

WA Drumlines: EPA recommends against extending shark catch and kill policy

Media Statement Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) 11. September 2014 —————————- EPA recommends Shark Hazard Mitigation Drum Line proposal should not be implemented Summary: The Environmental Protection Authority has today announced it has recommended the Western Australian Shark Hazard Mitigation Drum Line Program 2014-2017 proposal should not be implemented. Release Date: 11 September 2014 Details:...

Man dead after Fatal Shark Attack at Byron Bay – NSW Australia

Man dead after Fatal Shark Attack at Byron Bay – NSW Australia

Man attacked by shark at Byron Bay Sydney Morning Herald, September 9, 2014 A man has died following a shark attack at Byron Bay on the New South Wales far north coast, paramedics say. A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said the man died on Clarkes Beach just after 11am. Witnesses called triple-0 at 10.42am on...

Shark Attack File Clarification

Shark Attack File Clarification

Shark Attack File Clarification from us Shark Attack Survivors Many people wonder why our information is so much different than the information from the International Shark Attack File (ISAF). We both start off getting reports of shark attack. We both investigate and confirm the incident happened. At this point the number of attacks is...

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