17-year-old shark attack survivor describes her battle with the beast

Addison Bethea was out hunting for scallops in the waters off Keaton Beach, Florida, on Thursday when a shark latched onto her flesh.

“I didn’t really know exactly what to do, but I knew that with sharks you’re supposed to punch them in the nose to get them off of you, and I couldn’t get around to punch him in the nose,” the 17-year-old told CNN. “So I just started socking it in the face and then poked its eyes and I tried to latch it off me with my fingers, and then it bit my hand.”  Read More …..

Two European tourists killed in Red Sea shark attacks off Egyptian coast

A Romanian and an Austrian have been killed in shark attacks within three days off the Red Sea coast of Egypt.

Romania’s Foreign Ministry confirmed that a female tourist from the country was killed while vacationing on Sunday.

A 68-year-old Austrian woman died on Friday in another attack while swimming near the resort town of Hurghada.

It is still unclear whether the attacks were caused by the same shark.  Read More …..

NY Orders Enhanced Shark Patrols on Long Island Beaches Amid Series of Encounters

New York state has ordered enhanced shark patrols at Long Island State Park beaches after a series of recent encounters left lifeguards, surfers and swimmers gashed on some of the South Shore’s most popular stretches of sand.

Three people were attacked at the same beach — Smith Point County Park, a Fire Island barrier beach — within a 10-day span last week, leading to multiple but temporary closures of swimming areas. None of the injuries was life-threatening, but a number of the people who discovered their skin torn after feeling pain needed stitches to close their wounds.  Read More ……

SHARKS UPDATED 11:02 A.M. Long Island Shark-Attack Story Is Summer News at Its Finest

If you’re a New Yorker looking to squeeze every drop of enjoyment out of summer 2022, I have two recommendations for you. First, get this rechargeable mosquito-repeller; I’m a chronic mosquito victim, but I’ve yet to get a bite while using it. Second, start following the news about the shark attacks and sightings off the coast of Long Island.  Read More ……

Increased risk of shark attack

WHEN: June – September 2022

WHERE:

      • California, Texas & Florida Coasts
      • East Coast of U.S.
      • East Coast of S. Africa
      • West & East Coasts of Australia
      • Isla Santa Cruz, Galapagos.

WHY: Migration pattern brings Great White sharks of all maturity levels closer to shore. As they migrate they will feed on any available prey that they encounter in route. They will begin their migration to deep waters beginning in September.

Increased risk of shark attack

WHEN: September – November 2021

WHERE:

      • California, Texas & Florida Coasts
      • East Coast of U.S.
      • East Coast of S. Africa
      • West & East Coasts of Australia
      • Isla Santa Cruz, Galapagos.

WHY: Migration pattern brings Great White sharks of all maturity levels closer to shore as they head to deep waters. As they migrate they will feed on any available prey that they encounter in route.

Be Shark Wise and stay safe!

      • Check the tides before you go into the ocean. If high tide is higher than normal, please stay out of the ocean.
      • Check fishing reports in the area that your considering for your ocean activity. If fish activity is high, please stay out of the ocean.
      • Check the moon phase. If it is at or near a full moon, please stay out of the ocean.
      • Listen to your gut! If something feels off, please stay out of the ocean.

Shark bites teenage surfer at Ponce Inlet in Volusia County’s 10th unprovoked bite of 2021

PONCE INLET — A Georgia teenager suffered non-life threatening injuries last week when a shark bit him on the arm as he surfed in the world’s so-called “shark bite capital,” Volusia County Beach Safety reported.

The 16-year-old was paddling his surfboard about 500 feet offshore just north of ….READ MORE

Surfer dies in shark attack off Australian beach

Four crews, including the Westpac Rescue Helicopter medical team which included a critical care doctor and a critical care paramedic were dispatched to the scene, according to NSW Ambulance.
“A number of local surfers and bystanders came to the aid

Two shark attacks on nearby Southeast beaches in one-week span “a bit mysterious”

A lifeguard on South Carolina’s Hilton Head Island suffered deep cuts to the chest area but is expected to survive after being bitten on Aug. 3

No reason to panic after two shark bites in two weeks

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (WTOC) – There have been two shark bites in the last two weeks – one on Tybee Island and one on Hilton Head Island.

Whether it’s Jaws or Shark Week, there’s a fascination and fear anytime the words “shark attack” are on a screen. So, for our purposes, let’s remove that phrase.

We start July 27, with a bite on Tybee Island in Georgia. Then, this Tuesday, Aug. 3, another bite on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.

Some of you may be thinking, “two bites in two weeks, I’m not going in the ocean.”