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NFL Great Bitten While Fighting Over Lobster With Shark

The shark didn't care how many career sacks Warren Sapp had

(Newser) - It's a bad idea to get between a shark and its meal. The same could probably be said about NFL Hall-of-Famer Warren Sapp. So when Sapp and a shark both found themselves going after the same lobster Wednesday, the result was understandably gruesome. The Tampa Bay Times reports Sapp... More »

2nd Aussie in a Week Killed By Shark

60-year-old woman killed while diving as her companion escapes

(Newser) - A diver was killed by a large shark off the west Australian coast on Sunday in the country's second fatal attack in less than a week, reports the AP . The 60-year-old woman was diving with a man at a popular dive spot in the northern Perth suburb of Mindarie... More »

Bite Victim Hospitalized With Shark Still Attached

People had been 'messing with' nurse shark at Fla. beach

(Newser) - A Florida woman hospitalized for a shark bite Sunday didn't need to describe the shark that bit her—because it was still attached to her arm. The 23-year-old woman had been bitten on the right arm by a small nurse shark that wouldn't let go even after a... More »

Shark Mauls Aussie Pro Surfer

Quick-thinking beachgoers saved his life

(Newser) - A professional surfer was mauled by a shark off Australia's east coast on Wednesday evening, officials say. Brett Connellan, 22, was flown by helicopter to Sydney's St. George Hospital in serious condition after he was attacked 75 miles to the south, off a beach near Kiama, a police... More »

US, Global Shark Attacks Hit All-Time High

But shark-related deaths remain steady with 6 in 2015

(Newser) - Scientists' prediction of increasing shark attacks appears to be coming true: There were 98 shark attacks worldwide in 2015—the highest number recorded in the International Shark Attack File 's 57-year history, reports Time . The next highest total, 2000's 88 attacks, falls well behind the new record, which... More »

Shark Attacks Man During Helicopter Rescue

Luckless man was moments away from rescue off Aruba

(Newser) - Either the man was incredibly unlucky, or the shark had a sick sense of humor. The Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard says a shipwrecked Venezuelan man was moments from rescue when he was attacked by a shark near Aruba, the AP reports. A Coast Guard helicopter spotted the man clinging to... More »

Shark Bites Florida Tourist 'to the Bone'

The woman then punched the shark

(Newser) - A Colorado woman is recovering from a serious shark bite and a less serious shark-punching wound after fighting off an attacker at a Florida beach on Sunday. Jill Kruse, 28, was bitten on her calf "to the bone" when the shark attacked her at Cocoa Beach on the state'... More »

Boy Seriously Injured in Apparent Shark Attack in Hawaii

It would be Hawaii's 7th recorded attack this year

(Newser) - Officials are investigating another possible shark bite in the waters off Hawaii that left a 10-year-old boy seriously injured. Officials said Thursday they are still waiting to hear from doctors and the victim to confirm whether it was a shark bite. (A man was injured when he was bit by... More »

Hawaii Surfer Bitten ... in Eel Attack?

Officials say it might be a first in the state

(Newser) - A surfer is recovering from serious injuries after he fell off a wave in Hawaii and was possibly bitten by … an eel. Yes, humans should apparently fear the creatures' teeth as well as their zapping ability . The 33-year-old local man was surfing at Waikiki Beach on Saturday when he... More »

This Year, Selfies Are Deadlier Than Sharks

They've caused 12 deaths, compared to 8 from sharks

(Newser) - With the recent death of a tourist at the Taj Mahal , 2015's selfie-related death toll sits at 12—compared to just eight people who have been killed by sharks this year, Mashable reports. "It sounds like a joke, but unfortunately it isn't," writes Cailey Rizzo. The... More »

Shark Bites Boy, Boy Punches Shark

There have been a string of attacks in Florida lately

(Newser) - A 12-year-old boy is recovering in a hospital after police say he was bitten by a shark in the waters off northeast Florida. Police say the boy, who lives in Sparks, Ga., suffered significant injuries to his leg after the attack Sunday afternoon at Fernandina Beach. Police say Josh Bitner... More »

Guy Bitten by Tiger Shark, Posts Video of Wound

Hawaii spear fisherman gets out alive

(Newser) - A Hawaii spear fisherman who was bit in the leg by a tiger shark off the coast of the Big Island swam to shore and then filmed a video of his deep wound as he was being carried away on a gurney. "I just got attacked by a tiger... More »

Surfer Escapes After Shark Chomps Board

Close call for 54-year-old Californian Elinor Dempsey

(Newser) - A surfer escaped injury yesterday after a great white shark bit her board off California's central coast. Elinor Dempsey, 54, of Los Osos, California, said she was surfing at Morro Strand State Beach, just north of Morro Bay, around 10am when a shark swam under her board and chomped... More »

Surfer Who Punched Shark Encounters Another

As another surfer punches shark, gets bitten for his trouble

(Newser) - Mick Fanning might want to consider a nice second career as, say, a librarian. The surfer and Earth's best-known shark-boxer no sooner returned to the water for his first surf in his native Australia than he had to quickly leave it: As the Courier-Mail reports, Fanning says he sighted... More »

Diver Returns to Water, Sees Shark Kill Her Father

Attack occurs off coast of Australia

(Newser) - A woman watched her father being mauled to death by a large shark today while the pair were diving off the Australian island state of Tasmania, police said. The adult woman had returned to their boat with scallops that the pair had collected, then became concerned that her father, in... More »

Sharks Pick on Wrong Surfer

Mick Fanning says he punched shark that attacked him during competition

(Newser) - Mick Fanning made a few more waves than normal during today's Jeffreys Bay Open surfing competition, likely due in no small part to the fact that shark attacks make for great live television: The professional surfer from Australia was getting ready to compete in today's final in South... More »

No. 7: Shark Attacks Swimmer Off North Carolina

This is the most for the state in at least 80 years

(Newser) - Beaches along the North Carolina coast are sure to be jam-packed this holiday weekend, which makes this bit of news especially troubling: A shark attacked a 67-year-old man off Okracoke Island in the Outer Banks today, making him the state's seventh victim this season, reports Reuters . In the 80... More »

Experts to NC: If You Fish for Sharks, They Will Come

Bait and chum used to catch sharks may be attracting them to shoreline

(Newser) - Six people have been attacked by sharks over the past few weeks off the North Carolina coast, including two this weekend , and while local officials are spinning their wheels to figure out why the numbers have been so high this summer, some experts think they may have it figured out.... More »

Another Swimmer Bitten by Shark off Carolina Coast

Teen's injuries aren't thought to be life-threatening

(Newser) - Officials say a 17-year-old boy is the latest victim of a shark attack off North Carolina's coast, the second attack in as many days and the sixth attack in the past two weeks. Rescue personnel and park rangers responded to the boy, who received what they described as injuries... More »

North Carolina Sees 5th Shark Attack of Month

And South Carolina gets one, too

(Newser) - North Carolina has been plagued by shark attacks this month, with a 13-year-old girl injured June 11 , two teens injured on June 14 , and an 8-year-old boy bitten Wednesday . Today, another victim, plus one in South Carolina:
  • A 47-year-old man swimming with a group near North Carolina's Avon beach
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