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Shark bites surfer at Fla.’s Space Coast

Shark bites surfer at Fla.’s Space Coast

Shark bites surfer at Fla.’s Space Coast MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. — A surfer in Florida’s Space Coast is recovering from a bite to the hand by a shark. The 32-year-old man suffered a small puncture wound to his hand Tuesday morning. The surfer told authorities he was paddling out from shore at Melbourne Beach when

Girl, woman, bitten by sharks in separate Volusia County attacks

Girl, woman, bitten by sharks in separate Volusia County attacks

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — An 8-year-old Deltona girl and 56-year-old woman are recovering after being bitten by sharks in New Smyrna Beach on Sunday. WFTV learned the girl was bitten on the calf and hand but was not seriously injured. “She was brave,” said Capt. Jack Driskell of Volusia County Beach Patrol. “She didn’t want

Western Australia: Independent Report on Shark Netting

Western Australia: Independent Report on Shark Netting

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia Monday 3 September 2012 ——————————— Shark netting report open for public comment •Independent report recommends shark enclosures for WA beaches •Study recommends against shark nets and drum line use in WA •State Government looks to feasibility for beach enclosures A report into the effectiveness of shark netting and

Man survives shark attack at remote Carnarvon location

Man survives shark attack at remote Carnarvon location

A MAN has survived a terrifying shark attack near the popular surf break of Red Bluff, about 150km north of Carnarvon in WA’s Gascoyne region, this afternoon.   The man, believed to be a 34-year-old, had been surfing at the remote location when the predator struck about 3.25pm. An emergency call was made to the

Shark bites swimmer in Gulf Shores

Shark bites swimmer in Gulf Shores

Shark bites swimmer in Gulf Shores GULF SHORES, Alabama — A man was bitten on the leg by a shark while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico between Baldwin County 2 and the Gulf State Park Pier around mid-morning Wednesday, according to Grant Brown, the city’s director of cultural affairs and recreation. The unidentified swimmer

Another Shark Attack in Reunion Island

Another Shark Attack in Reunion Island

A man was attacked by a shark this late Sunday afternoon (after 5 pm) at a surf spot off Saint-Leu on the west coast of Reunion Island. The surfer suffered major injuries to his right calf and right hand. He was taken to the 'Centre Hospitalier Universitaire' in Saint-Pierre for surgery.

Trinidad: Headless body with shark bites found floating

Trinidad: Headless body with shark bites found floating

Autopsy: Man drowned   By Susan Mohammed, Trinidad Express Newspaper, 03. August 2012 THE SEARCH for a 24-year-old Mayaro man ended with fishermen finding a shark-bitten headless body last month. The body of Shaka Galera, of Radix Village, was fished out at sea from the Plum Mitan river on July 23, three days after he

Shark chomps on Kauai man’s foot

Shark chomps on Kauai man’s foot

Lihue resident Steve Stotts is out of the hospital recovering after quite the surf story Monday. “The waves were chest high, just barely enough to get out have some fun on, none else was out,” he recalls. He was surfing with his wife Rachel about 100 yards offshore at a spot known as Gillin’s at

Western Australia to consider shark nets

Western Australia to consider shark nets

By Kate Bastians, The West Australian, 02. August 2012 Premier Colin Barnett wants to challenge the Department of Fisheries and other experts who say shark nets will not work in WA. It is a far cry from comments he made last year when he said emphatically his Government had no intention of installing them. Admitting

Reunion Island: Deputy Mayor Robert withdraws Shark Cull Order

Reunion Island: Deputy Mayor Robert withdraws Shark Cull Order

Here is a short update on our previous article Shark hunt authorised by Mayor of Saint-Leu. The order by deputy mayor Thierry Robert , authorizing the killing of bull sharks in the coastal waters of Saint-Leu (up to 300 metres from shore), has led to a lot of confusion in Reunion Island.

Shark attacks man at Streaky Bay, South Australia

Shark attacks man at Streaky Bay, South Australia

Published by ABC West Coast SA, 31. July 2012 Locals suspect a man was attacked by a Great White Shark while surfing near Streaky Bay on the State’s West Coast this afternoon. The man in his late forties was flown to the Royal Adelaide Hospital after he was bitten on the arm at about three-o’clock

Reunion Island: Shark hunt authorised by Mayor of Saint-Leu

Reunion Island: Shark hunt authorised by Mayor of Saint-Leu

Today Thierry Robert, the mayor of Saint-Leu, has issued a decree in which he allows the fishing for bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) all along the coast of Saint-Leu. The commune of Saint-Leu is located south of Trois-Bassins where a surfer was fatally mauled by a shark last week.

12-year-old recovering from possible shark bite in North Carolina

12-year-old recovering from possible shark bite in North Carolina

Published by WNCT Staff, July 26, 2012 WILMINGTON, N.C. – A 12-year-old boy is recovering from a possible shark bite this morning. He was bitten by something at Ocean Isle Beach Tuesday. A 9-1-1 call was placed by the boy’s aunt. Victim’s aunt: “I don’t know if my nephew has been bitten by something, he

Reunion’s Surfers Demand Actions after Fatal Shark Attack

Reunion’s Surfers Demand Actions after Fatal Shark Attack

After third shark attack fatality, Protesters ask Prefect of Reunion Island to allow shark fishing in Marine Reserve. In the aftermath of the latest fatal shark attack in Reunion (here), about 300 people (most of them surfers) gathered in front of the Prefecture building in Saint-Denis early this afternoon.

Reunion Island: The death of a surfer revives the controversy over sharks

Reunion Island: The death of a surfer revives the controversy over sharks

Reunion Island: The death of a surfer revives the controversy over sharks. The following provides an update and more information on the previous article Shark kills surfer off France’s Reunion island. The information-site zinfos974 is reporting that the body of Alexander Rassiga ( 21 ) who succumbed to a fatal shark attack yesterday afternoon at Trois-Bassins located on the...

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