Attacks & Incidents

Shark attack: police open fire as beachgoer killed

Shark attack: police open fire as beachgoer killed

Brisbane Times February 27, 2013 New Zealand police shot at a shark which attacked and killed a person at Auckland’s Muriwai Beach on Wednesday afternoon. St John ambulance confirmed the person had died. Their body had been pulled from the water. Witnesses said police shot at the shark during the rescue attempt and it had

Lemon shark attacks diver in French Polynesia

Lemon shark attacks diver in French Polynesia

On February 9th, Zohar Kritzer was seriously wounded by a shark while scuba diving in Bora Bora. It's a small island that belongs to the Leeward group of the Society Islands in French Polynesia.

South Africa: Shark Exculsion Nets for Fish Hoek Approved

South Africa: Shark Exculsion Nets for Fish Hoek Approved

Media Release The City of Cape Town Integrated Strategic Communication and Branding Department 20. February 2013 City welcomes approval of permit for trial deployment of shark exclusion nets The City of Cape Town is pleased to confirm that it has received a positive decision from the National Departments of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), and

ISAF 2012 Worldwide Shark Attack Summary

ISAF 2012 Worldwide Shark Attack Summary

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Shark attacks in the U.S. reached a decade high in 2012, while worldwide fatalities remained average, according to the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File report released today. The U.S. saw an upturn in attacks with 53, the most since 2000. There were seven fatalities worldwide, which is lower than 2011 but higher than the...

French Surfer bitten by shark in Noosa, Australia

French Surfer bitten by shark in Noosa, Australia

According to Surf Session, Matthieu Cassaigne ( from Montpellier, France ) was attacked by a shark while surfing at Noosa in Queensland state on Australia's eastern coast. The incident happened on Friday, January 25th. He escaped with minor injuries to his upper chest and neck.

Shark attacks teen at Pedro Cays – Jamaica

Shark attacks teen at Pedro Cays – Jamaica

A teenage boy was bitten by a shark on the Pedro Cays yesterday.     It is reported that the 18-year-old, who is from Spanish Town, in St Catherine, was bitten on the knee and has been hospitalised in serious but stable condition. Details of the shark-attack were not available up to news time, but

WA Shark Sighting Figures Released

WA Shark Sighting Figures Released

Helicopter shark patrols will be extended in the South-West during the March long weekend and the Easter break, the State Government announced today. Police Minister Liza Harvey said the announcement came as new figures were released showing more than 240 sharks had been sighted so far this season.

Man reportedly bit by shark at Kiholo Bay

Man reportedly bit by shark at Kiholo Bay

By Chelsea Jensen, West Hawaii Today, January 16, 2013 A man believed to be in his 40s was bitten by a tiger shark Wednesday evening while surfing in waters at Kiholo Bay. Hawaii Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Loyola said the man was bitten on his left forearm by a tiger shark around 6 p.m.

Western Australia rescinds kill order due to lack of new shark sightings

Western Australia rescinds kill order due to lack of new shark sightings

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia Monday 14 January 2013 ——————— Imminent threat order near Dunsborough rescinded The Department of Fisheries’ Shark Response Unit patrol boat PV Hamelin is returning to Fremantle this morning (Monday), following a decision to rescind a specific “imminent threat” order, which had been put in place for South West

10 foot Great white shark caught in South African Shark Control Program

10 foot Great white shark caught in South African Shark Control Program

Great white shark caught off Sunwich Port   By SUGAN NAIDOO, looklocal, 11. January 2013 The 316kg animal had a satellite tag attached to its dorsal fin. A GREAT white shark was caught on a drum line at Sunwich Port, near Port Shepstone yesterday (Thursday). The animal was 3.1m in length and weighed in at

15.5 foot Tiger Shark caught in Queensland’s Shark Control Program

15.5 foot Tiger Shark caught in Queensland’s Shark Control Program

Surfers’ relief as monster tiger shark caught off Yaroomba   By Peter Hall, The Courier-Mail, January 11, 2013 A MONSTER tiger shark that has been spooking surfers on the Sunshine Coast has been caught a few hundred metres from shore. The 4.72m giant was reeled in from a drumline off Yaroomba near Coolum Beach. Shark

Western Australia issues order to kill great white shark

Western Australia issues order to kill great white shark

Department of Fisheries officers have set shark capture gear in the State’s south west after repeated shark sightings indicated there was an imminent threat to water users in the popular beach, surfing and diving areas around Bunker Bay.

Man drives himself to hospital after shark bite.

Man drives himself to hospital after shark bite.

A man who was bitten by a shark in the north of the state on the weekend drove himself to the hospital for treatment. Sergeant Gerry Cassidy said a man was bitten while ‘free diving’ near Dampier on the Pilbara coast on Saturday morning. It is understood that the man did not see the animal

Funding for Cottesloe shark observation tower

Funding for Cottesloe shark observation tower

Media Statement Hon Colin Barnett MEc MLA Saturday, 5 January 2013 $300,000 to Cottesloe SLSC towards Cottesloe Beach watchtower An observation tower to enable surf lifesavers to better monitor conditions at Cottesloe Beach would receive substantial funding from the State Government, Premier Colin Barnett announced today. Mr Barnett said the Government would contribute $300,000 to

Jensen Beach Public Beach swimmer bitten by shark

Jensen Beach Public Beach swimmer bitten by shark

No swimming allowed on portion of Jensen Beach Public Beach after swimmer bitten by shark No swimming is being allowed at the life guarded portion of Jensen Beach Public Beach Monday afternoon after a swimmer was bitten by a shark. Lifeguards were flying the double red flags, meaning no swimming. A swimmer was bitten on