I have moved this blog to www.SharkAttachWatch.com – :)

Posted 11 June, 2017 by Callan
Categories: attacks

I have moved this blog to www.SharkAttackWatch.com – 🙂

This blog has moved to www.SharkAttackWatch.com

This blog has moved to http://www.SharkAttackWatch.com

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INJURED – 12 May 2017 – Khor Fakkan, United Arab Emirates – fisherman attacked

Posted 30 May, 2017 by Callan
Categories: diver, fisherman, Indian Ocean, injured, Middle East

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Ali Mohammad Hamad Al Beloushi in Khor Fakkan hospital after shark attack

Ali Mohammad Hamad Al Beloushi in Khor Fakkan hospital

Ali Mohammad Hamad Al Beloushi, 41, was on a fishing trip in the Arabian Sea 5 nautical miles off Khor Fakkan, United Arab Emirates, when he took a free dive off the side of the boat. When he surfaced about 3 metres from the boat he was bitten on the right leg by a shark and suffered serious lacerations


His friend, Omar, who was in the boat, shot the shark with a ‘fishing gun’. The shark released Ali who managed to get back in the boat. The two fishermen caught the shark and hauled it to shore. The species of shark was not reported, but they said it weighed about 200kg.

Ali was taken to Khor Fakkan hospital. His brother Hassan said he had “severe bites to his right leg”.

No other details were reported.

Source:

Gulf News

VIDEO: watch video of the captured shark after it was brought ashore

shark, Khor Fakkan, United Arab Emirates

Screen shot from video of the shark that bit Ali.

INJURED – 29 April 2017 – Keurbooms, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa – surfer

Posted 29 May, 2017 by Callan
Categories: Africa, great white, Indian Ocean, injured, surfer

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A 14-year-old boy (name withheld in local media because of his age) sustained minor lacerations to his right calf after he was bitten by a shark while he was surfing with two others at The Waves surf spot on Keurbooms beach, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. The incident took place around 5pm on Saturday 29 April 2017.

 

 

Shark researchers suspect that it was a 2-metre great white shark, going by the size of the bite marks.

He was treated by NSRI (National Sea Rescue Institute) medics and by paramedics on the scene for lacerations to his right calf before being transported to hospital by ambulance in a stable condition.

According to media reports, the teenager was surfing with two other surfers. At the take-off zone he turned to catch a wave when he saw a fin approaching him; he felt a bump and he felt a bite on his right calf.

He caught a wave to the beach where he was met by his father, who had witnessed the incident, and bystanders who aided and called paramedics.

There had been several sightings of sharks in the bay the day before, prompting the NSRI to issue a warning to surfers and swimmers.

“The increase in shark inshore presence at this time of the year is part of the normal aggregation of these animals. Sharks are aggregating in this area at this time, as they have done in previous years, to take advantage of naturally occurring prey like seals and fish close inshore,” the NSRI said in a statement.

 

Sources:

IOL

News24

Times Live

 

FATAL – 29 April 2017 – Pointe au Sel, Reunion – bodyboarder attacked

Posted 28 May, 2017 by Callan
Categories: body boarder, bull shark, fatal, Indian Ocean, tiger shark

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Adrien Dubosc, reunion, shark attack

Adrien Dubosc, 28

Adrien Dubosc, 28, was bitten in the right thigh and groin area by a shark (species not identified – though it was likely a bull shark or tiger shark) while body boarding with two friends at Pointe au Sel, on Reunion island in the Indian Ocean. The attack happened on Saturday morning 29 April 2017.

Pointe au Sel is a short distance south of the well-known St Leu surf spot.

The attack came two months after one of his best friends, Alexandre Naussac, 26, was killed by a shark at a nearby beach.

Dubosc was a shark enthusiast and member of Shark Watch Patrol, whose job it is to keep an eye out for sharks while people surf and swim. The Shark Watch Patrol was set up as the number of shark attacks on Reunion has increased dramatically with 21 attacks, nine of them fatal, in the past six years.

 

 

“The young man was in the water with two friends, when a shark attacked him, biting his right thigh, and his groin area.

“The victim was pulled out of the water, and emergency workers arrived very quickly. Despite cardiac massage, he died within half an hour of the attack,” police were quoted as saying.

 

Sources:

The Morning Bulletin

The Sun

New Zealand Herald

Photo: Facebook

 

Revival — this blog will get new life now

Posted 28 May, 2017 by Callan
Categories: attacks

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After a few years of down time – sorry i have been too busy with other commitments – i can now give time again to Shark Attack Monitor with a couple of additions – like shark conservation, for example.

You can check a list of all verified shark attacks here at the Global Shark Attack File – and the ones that i didn’t cover in the past 4 years or so 🙂

http://www.sharkattackfile.net/incidentlog.htm

 

 

 

SCARED — Saturday, March 18, 2017 – Monterey Bay, California, USA – kayaker attacked

Posted 28 May, 2017 by Callan
Categories: Americas, great white, kayaker, scared

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shark bite marks in Brian Correiar’s kayak

Brian Correiar was kayaking 100 metres offshore in Monterey Bay, California on Saturday 18 March 2017 when a great white shark attacked the 14-foot, single-person ocean kayak he was paddling.

“It all started with a bang,” Correiar told National Geographic. “Suddenly the kayak was launched into the air and I fell halfway out of it. I began yelling. I remember thinking, ‘I have to do a deep-water entry from the kayak, and I haven’t practiced that since my last rescue class.’”

VIDEO: watch video of incident here.

Just 3 feet away he could see the shark which had latched on to his kayak. He says initially he froze, but then slid out the kayak and started to swom to short on his back so he could keep an eye on the shark.

The shark surged towards him with the kayak still in its mouth.

“At this point I was really nervous, I was sure I was done,” he said.

He saw a small yacht approaching and waved to it. At this point the shark dived below him

“It was like a horror movie,” Correiar told National Geographic. “The shark came toward me, dropped the kayak, then dove straight down below me where I couldn’t see it.”

The skipper of the yacht came alongside Correiar and managed to pull him aboard, unharmed.

Sources:

National Geographic

New York Daily News

Photo: Brian Correiar  / National Geographic

SCARED – 20 October 2013 — Pila‘a Beach near Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii – surfer attacked

Posted 30 October, 2013 by Callan
Categories: Pacific, surfer

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Jeff Horton shows the shark bite mark on his board after the attack at Pila'a, Kauai.

Jeff Horton shows the shark bite mark on his board after the attack at Pila’a, Kauai.

Jeff Horton, 25, was surfing with 10 others at Pila‘a Beach near Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii on Sunday 20 October 2013 when he spotted a dark shape approaching him while he was sitting on his board. He says he thought it was a stingray. He lifted his legs out the water and the shark bit into his board.

“It came flying straight toward me,” he said

He was knocked off his board and fell onto the shark. He grabbed a fin and started punching the shark, which continued to bite onto his board.

“I finally got one nice punch into the eye,” Horton was quoted as saying. “I put some really good hits on it, for sure.”

When he hit it in the eye the shark let go the board and swam away. He was not injured, although his board was left with the typical semi-circular bite mark.

It was not reported what type of shark it was or what size it was.

Sources:
The Garden Island

PIC Source
The Garden Island


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