Girl, 6, in Stable Condition After Texas Shark Attack

Marin Alice Melton was swimming off a beach in Galveston when the attack occurred.
1:21 | 06/16/16

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I don't normally of that though. No clothes. The very dangerous there's not doubt families are still feeling uneasy after learning six year old Mary Alice smelting and was big by a shark on Tuesday. He meant that can be at shag him and make a bite them and it's pretty scary. The Melton family from Kerviel says they are asking for prayers parents father is a pastor. And says they are relying on their faith to get through this. Marron they say will be meeting several surgeries no doubt there was probably a lot of soft tissue damage there a shark expert from moody gardens Greg Whitaker says their teeth are designed to cut. And there's usually a traumatic injury after a shark bites. They're very sharp they have serrated edges on them they're designed to you to go in and grab a quick bite. Whitaker says Mary was probably bitten by an Atlantic sharp nose a black tipped shark or even a small hammerhead. Those are the typical sharks that feed and shallow waters looking for a school of fish I guess they get confused as they are licking her fish that feed on Galveston island beach patrols say when going into the water the risk is always there. But they worry most about getting people. Out of a high tide shark. Fights are very infrequent here we may see one every three years.

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