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Shark Strikes Australia Again
Shark Kills
Aussie Surfer

Shark Kills Aussie Surfer

Great white kills 60-year-old in 3rd fatal attack this year

(Newser) - A great white shark attacked a 60-year-old Australian surfer Sunday morning, causing injuries to the man's left leg that proved fatal despite two men who fought off the shark and dragged the victim to shore for first aid, reports Sky News . The beach in South Kingscliff, New South Wales,...

Deadly California Shark Attack Puzzles Experts

They don't usually attack in May, or in the afternoon

(Newser) - Experts still haven't confirmed what kind of shark killed a surfer at a northern California beach Saturday—and they say the timing was unusual in more ways than one. Dave Ebert with the Pacific Shark Research Center says shark attacks usually occur between about July and November, and "...

Calif. Surfer Killed in Shark Attack
Shark Kills Calif. Surfer

Shark Kills Calif. Surfer

26-year-old man was within 100 yards of shore at Manresa State Beach

(Newser) - A surfer was killed in a shark attack off a Northern California beach, state park officials said Saturday. The 26-year-old man was surfing off Manresa State Beach on the northern end of Monterey Bay around 1:30pm when he was attacked by an unknown shark species, the California State Parks...

Shark Kills Wildlife Worker
Shark Kills Wildlife Worker

Shark Kills Wildlife Worker

He was on his way back to boat when he was fatally attacked on the Great Barrier Reef

(Newser) - A shark fatally mauled a young Australian wildlife worker on the Great Barrier Reef, officials said Tuesday. Queensland state Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the 23-year-old victim worked for the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, the AP reports. "Once again a family out there is grieving for a young man...

Shark Bites 2 Tourists on Great Barrier Reef

One man lost a foot

(Newser) - A shark bit off a British tourist's foot and mauled another British tourist's leg on Tuesday as the men snorkeled on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, officials say. The men, aged 22 and 28, had been on a snorkeling tour in the Whitsunday Islands when they were attacked,...

There's Only One Sure Way to Avoid a Shark Attack

Research for Cape Cod finds no perfect tech solution

(Newser) - A 192-page report commissioned by Cape Cod communities advises that the only foolproof way to avoid being attacked by a shark is to stay on land. Technology can help, but there's no device yet that can protect swimmers, the Woods Hole Group said, and just knowing sharks are in...

Shark Weekend: 3 People Are Attacked at One Beach

None of the injuries was serious

(Newser) - A Florida beach that has had a series of shark attacks this summer had three more over the weekend. In separate attacks, sharks bit two people Saturday at New Smyrna Beach within 30 minutes. On Sunday, another person in the water was attacked, People reports. None of the injuries was...

'The Shark Pretty Much Came Fully Out of the Water'

2 attacks over the weekend at Florida beaches

(Newser) - Two people were attacked by sharks at separate Florida beaches over the weekend. In Jacksonville, competitive surfer Franklyn O'Rourke is recovering after a shark bit his arm Saturday afternoon, Action News Jax reports. "The shark pretty much came fully out of the water," O'Rourke's friend,...

They Yelled to Warn Her About the Sharks. It Was Too Late

Jordan Lindsey, 21, was killed in the Bahamas Wednesday

(Newser) - Jordan Lindsey's parents say they yelled to warn her when they saw sharks approaching as she was snorkeling, but she didn't respond in time. The 21-year-old California woman was killed in a shark attack near Rose Island in the Bahamas Wednesday, ABC reports. Authorities believe three sharks were...

8-Year-Old Attacked by Shark Off North Carolina

It's the state's 3rd shark attack this month

(Newser) - A late-afternoon swim off Bald Head Island, North Carolina, turned terrifying for an 8-year-old boy Sunday when a shark chomped down on his leg. It's the third such attack in the state this month. Village Manager Chris McCall tells WECT that EMS got a call around 4pm after something...

A Shark Grabbed His Daughter. Then, 5 Punches

Paige Winter, 17, is alive thanks to her dad after shark attack off North Carolina

(Newser) - A 17-year-old girl is lucky to be alive after a shark attack off North Carolina—and it looks like she has her dad to thank. Per the BBC , officials say Paige Winter, who was ambushed by the shark Sunday at Atlantic Beach, lost some fingers and her left leg all...

Girl, 17, Attacked by Shark in North Carolina

Paige Winter suffers serious injuries, says 'sharks are still good people'

(Newser) - A 17-year-old girl who calls herself "an unwavering advocate for the marine life and the animals who live in the water" was attacked by a shark at North Carolina's Atlantic Beach Sunday. Paige Winter suffered "deep lacerations to her leg, pelvic and hand areas," per fire...

Shark Kills Hawaii Swimmer
Shark Kills Hawaii Swimmer

Shark Kills Hawaii Swimmer

'His entire left leg from his knee down was just missing'

(Newser) - A 65-year-old man was killed Saturday morning in America's first fatal shark attack of 2019—and the first in Hawaii since 2015. Authorities say the visitor from California was attacked around 8:30am while swimming 60 yards off Maui's Kaanapali Beach, CNN reports. Witnesses say the man was...

Here Are the Odds of Getting Bitten by a Shark in Hawaii

About 5 in a million

(Newser) - The rate of shark bites in Hawaii has been increasing slightly in recent years, but the risk remains extremely low—roughly 5-in-1 million—reports the AP . Recently published research that looked at 55 years of global data showed shark bites around the world are highly variable from year to year,...

Scientists Ponder Ocean's Latest 'Anomaly'

There are fewer unprovoked shark attacks worldwide; researchers aren't quite sure why

(Newser) - Despite the massive media coverage when a shark attack happens, the worldwide number of such unprovoked attacks actually fell sharply in 2018: down to 66 from 2017's 88, reports Quartz ; the five-year average had been 84. Of those 66 attacks, four led to fatalities—a figure that's also...

Shark Kills Tourist on Great Barrier Reef

It was 3rd attack in area in 7 weeks

(Newser) - A shark has killed a man in an island harbor on Australia's Great Barrier Reef where two tourists were mauled on consecutive days in September. The spate of attacks has left authorities struggling to explain an apparent escalation in danger in an internationally-renowned vacation destination, the AP reports. The...

Shark Followed Rescuers After California Attack

The teenage victim was left with serious injuries

(Newser) - Shocking as it was, a witness offered new details in the story of a California teen bitten by a shark that suggest the attack could have gotten worse. Per USA Today , a kayaker who helped rush the bloodied victim out of the water following Saturday's incident in Encinitas said...

Cape Cod Shark Attack Victim Assured Aunt, 'They're Not Going to Bite Me'

'I'm Superman,' Arthur Medici used to tell his aunt

(Newser) - Marisa Medici was always concerned about her nephew, Arthur, when he went boogie boarding in what the Boston Herald describes as the "shark-infested waters" of Cape Cod. "Oh my gosh, that’s where he wanted to be every day. Every day. Always I asked him, 'Don’t...

Rare Shark Fatality Takes Life of Boogie Boarder

It's the first Mass. shark-attack death in 80 years

(Newser) - A man was bitten by a shark Saturday in the water off a Cape Cod beach and died later at a hospital, becoming the state's first shark attack fatality in more than 80 years, the AP reports. The 26-year-old man from Revere succumbed to his injuries following the attack...

Cape Cod Shark Attack Victim Explains How He Survived

William Lytton says he punched shark in the gills

(Newser) - The man bitten by a shark off Cape Cod this month said on Tuesday he escaped by punching the powerful predator in the gills after it clamped down on his leg, the AP reports. In his first interview since the Aug. 15 attack, William Lytton said he'd been swimming...

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