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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘shark attack’

Kelly Slater Says Shark Was Spotted Hours Before Mick Fanning’s Attack

Kelly Slater is saying his friend “clearly” saw a shark in the water several hours before Mick Fanning was attacked. Ever since Fanning was attacked in dramatic footage caught of the incident, other footage caught during the surfing championship event in South Africa has been scoured to see if the shark can be seen at any other time during the …

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Kelly Slater: Pro-Surfer Watches Friend Get Attacked By Shark At JBay Open

Coco Beach’s Kelly Slater was left in shock when he saw his good friend, Mick Fanning, get attacked by a large shark during the JBay Open at Jeffrey’s Bay in Eastern Cape Province. Slater was watching the boats and skis proceeding to the lineup when he happened to notice the shark attack. The surfer ran up to the beach to …

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Fake Shark Bite: Was Elissa Sursara Really Bitten?

Most people consider themselves lucky that they haven’t been bitten by a shark but environmentalist Elissa Sursara allegedly considers herself lucky to be the victim of a shark attack. Last year Elissa claimed that she was attacked by a shark while swimming. She even described the attack saying, “I saw a flash of grey in the water and then I …

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Shark Attack Data Offers Safety Tips

George Burgess, director of the Florida Program of Shark Research and keeper of the International Shark Attack File, has combed through incident data to devise some strategies to avoid encounters with the apex predators. From his basement office at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, situated roughly one hundred miles northwest of Volusia County, a.k.a the “shark-bite capital” …

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Shark Attack Victim Describes Getting Chewed

Poor Steven Robles was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Robles is a long-distance swimmer who was enjoying himself near Manhattan Beach, California when he encountered a shark. Unbeknownst to Robles, the seven-foot shark had been hooked by a fisherman at the nearby pier, had just been cut loose from the line and was still fighting. It …

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Great White Shark Bites Man Off California Beach

A great white shark attacked a man as he was swimming off of Manhattan Beach in southern California Saturday. The 7-foot-long juvenile great white was hooked by a pier fisherman at the time, and the long-distance swimmer got in the way as the shark was thrashing while trying to free itself. Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman Rick Flores said …

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Shark Attacks On The Rise, How To Avoid Being Lunch

A shark “attack” off the coast of Galveston has refocused attention on information concerning a rising shark population and the chances of attack. Mikaela Amezaga, 14, was enjoying a day at a Galveston beach with her family when she decided to go for a swim and cool off after tanning all afternoon. She spotted a shark nearby, which wasn’t unusual …

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Delaware Shark Bite: 16-Year-Old Boy Attacked

A 16-year-old boy was attacked by a shark on Monday night at the Cape Henlopen State Park in Sussex County, Delaware. According to reports, the boy was standing in about five feet of water when he felt something yank on his arm. The boy managed to stay on his feet and looked down to see the shark swimming away. He …

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Delaware Shark Bite: Locals Startled By Rare Attack

Shark attack. If there were ever two words that could terrify a person into living a landlocked existence, it would be those. The level of fear that sharks create in people who’ve never even seen a shark in real life is amazing, especially considering how rare shark attacks are. You’re far more likely to step outside your house and be …

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Shark Attack Victim Speaks About Her Ordeal

A woman who had a chunk of her calf bitten off by a shark off the coast of Florida earlier this month shared her experience of the attack Friday. Amy Tatsch — a mother of six — was attacked on May 15 while on a family outing to Melbourne Beach, in Florida. Although it is unknown what type of shark …

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Shark Attack Victim Describes Ordeal

A shark attack is every swimmer and surfer’s worst nightmare and in spite of the fact that shark attacks are incredibly rare, it seems like there is news of one almost every month during the summer. A woman was recently attacked by a shark while surfing in Florida. The attack took place on May 15 and the shark almost bit …

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Shark Attack Victim’s Husband Speaks About Incident

Rob Armstrong knew something was wrong. A bird came out of nowhere and swooped down on him, almost as if it were trying to warn him of the grave danger he and his wife Christine would soon be in. It was shortly afterwards that Armstrong and his swimming group noticed a large whaler shark heading in their direction. No one …

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