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August 5, 2021, 6:40 AM

Girl injured in suspected shark attack in Maryland

Family members of a 12-year-old Pennsylvania girl say she suffered injuries after a suspected shark attack in Maryland that left her with 42 stitches for 20 cuts
August 5, 2021, 6:40 AM
Girl injured in suspected shark attack in Maryland
July 29, 2021, 12:53 PM

Popular NY beach spots close after shark sighting

Beaches in Long Island, New York, were closed temporarily on Wednesday after numerous blacktip sharks were spotted close to shore.
July 29, 2021, 12:53 PM
Popular NY beach spots close after shark sighting
July 29, 2021, 6:41 AM

A deep dive into research surrounding often misunderstood sharks

In south Florida, shark researchers track data as millions of the animals are killed each year. National Geographic’s six weeks of “Sharkfest” is streaming on Disney+.
July 29, 2021, 6:41 AM
A deep dive into research surrounding often misunderstood sharks
July 29, 2021, 4:08 AM

Shark sighting shuts down Long Island beach

The town of Hempstead on New York’s Long Island closed all of its beach a day after a lifeguard was potentially bitten by a shark in the latest in a series of shark sightings.
July 29, 2021, 4:08 AM
Shark sighting shuts down Long Island beach
July 27, 2021, 5:02 AM

Lifeguard possibly bitten by shark on Long Island

The lifeguard reported a possible shark bite on his left calf that measured about an inch and said he saw a fin in the water. Police responded and swimming was immediately suspended at the beach.
July 27, 2021, 5:02 AM
Lifeguard possibly bitten by shark on Long Island
July 22, 2021, 12:18 PM

Shark scientists urge less sensational language when discussing bites

There’s a new deep sea debate over what to call shark bites in the water as experts explain it’s not always an attack, while others argue that downplays the danger.
July 22, 2021, 12:18 PM
Shark scientists urge less sensational language when discussing bites
July 12, 2021, 1:06 PM

Teen who lost leg in shark attack becomes advocate for sharks

Paige Winter lost her leg in a shark attack and has used the experience to become an advocate for sharks. Her story is documented in a new Nat Geo special, “The Paige Winter Story.”
July 12, 2021, 1:06 PM
Teen who lost leg in shark attack becomes advocate for sharks
1 month ago

Teen shark attack survivor vows to swim 301 days this year

The 16-year-old says he’s on a mission to help people get over their fears. ABC News’ Megan Tevrizian has more.
1 month ago
Teen shark attack survivor vows to swim 301 days this year
1 month ago

Teenage Boy Scout survives shark attack near LA

Eddie Cahill, 15, was bitten on the hand while he was canoeing off Catalina Island with his father and their scout troop. He said they hit something and came close to capsizing.
1 month ago
Teenage Boy Scout survives shark attack near LA
1 month ago

Boy Scout attacked by shark speaks out

The Boy Scout who was bitten by a shark off the coast of Catalina Island in California tells his story from his hospital bed.
1 month ago
Boy Scout attacked by shark speaks out
1 month ago

How to stay safe from shark attacks this summer

As you hit the beach for some fun in the sun this summer, remember to be mindful of sharks.
1 month ago
How to stay safe from shark attacks this summer
1 month ago

Shark attacks man off LA coast

A kayaker was bitten on the hand by a shark after, authorities said, the victim and his father were bumped by the shark when he reached into the water.
1 month ago
Shark attacks man off LA coast
1 month ago

Boy bitten by shark while at Boy Scouts camp near Catalina Island

A boy is undergoing surgery after suffering a shark bite at a Boy Scouts camp at Catalina Island in Southern California on Wednesday, officials said.
1 month ago
Boy bitten by shark while at Boy Scouts camp
1 month ago

Snorkeler speaks out after shark attack

Nemanja Spasojevic, 35, was rushed to the hospital by rescue crews on Saturday after being bit in the leg by a shark while snorkeling near Half Moon Bay in San Francisco.
1 month ago
Snorkeler speaks out after shark attack
1 month ago

Child bitten by shark at North Carolina beach

A 7-year-old girl sustained injuries to her leg after she was apparently bitten by a shark in Ocean Isle Beach over the weekend
1 month ago
Child bitten by shark at North Carolina beach
1 month ago

7-year-old girl suffers apparent shark bite in North Carolina: Officials

A 7-year-old girl suffered an apparent shark bite in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina.
1 month ago
7-year-old girl suffers apparent shark bite
1 month ago

Man in serious condition after being bitten by great white shark at California beach

A 35-year-old man is in serious condition after an attack by a great white shark attack in California, authorities said.
1 month ago
Man in serious condition after attack by great white shark
1 month ago

California surfer hospitalized after great white shark bite

A six to eight-foot great white shark bit a 35-year-old man in the back of his right leg and a bystander helped wrap the wound until paramedics arrived and transported him to Stanford hospital.
1 month ago
California surfer hospitalized after great white shark bite
1 month ago

Surfer bitten by great white shark at California beach

A 35-year-old man was severely injured after he was attacked by a great white shark off the San Mateo County coast. He was released from the hospital Saturday evening.
1 month ago
Surfer bitten by great white shark at California beach
2 months ago

Shark bites Florida man swimming near fishing line

Authorities say a shark bit a Florida man who was swimming near a fishing line 40 yards from the shore
2 months ago
Shark bites Florida man swimming near fishing line
2 months ago

How to stay safe from sharks

Former Green Beret and survival expert Terry Schappert shares tips on how to stay safe from sharks this summer.
2 months ago
How to stay safe from sharks
3 months ago

Man killed in shark attack while surfing on Australia coast

A man has been killed in a shark attack while he was surfing off the coast of Australia on Tuesday morning.
3 months ago
Man killed in shark attack while surfing on Australia coast
3 months ago

Man killed in shark attack while surfing on Australia coast

A man was killed in a shark attack while he was surfing off the coast of Australia on Tuesday morning.
3 months ago
Man killed in shark attack while surfing on Australia coast
3 months ago

Girl and mother speak out after close encounter with Hawaii shark

Sheri Gouveia was recording her daughter, Anela, 6, playing in the water off the coast of Oahu on Sunday when she realized there was a shark near her child.
3 months ago
Girl and mother speak out after close encounter with Hawaii shark
4 months ago

Shark bites 9-year-old boy as he body surfed in Miami Beach

A Minnesota couple says their 9-year-old son was bitten by a shark as he body surfed in Miami Beach
4 months ago
7 months ago

Woman dies in suspected New Zealand shark attack

Police say a woman has died in what appears to be New Zealand’s first fatal shark attack in eight years
7 months ago
Woman dies in suspected New Zealand shark attack
8 months ago

Hawaii surfer dies in shark attack

The 56-year-old man’s death was the latest in a growing string of recent shark attacks along the Pacific coast.
8 months ago
Hawaii surfer dies in shark attack
8 months ago

Man killed in shark attack in Western Australia state

It was the eighth fatality in the county this year.
8 months ago
9 months ago

Drone shows kayaker’s close encounter with 13-foot great white shark

The video showed a fin circling a kayaker as captured by his friend’s drone, who was physically too far away to help.
9 months ago
Drone shows kayaker’s close encounter with 13-foot great white shark
10 months ago

Florida man describes shark attack amid new warnings for beachgoers

Mark Bowden, 31, was bit by a shark at Miami Beach and rushed for emergency surgery and walked away with an 8-inch gash below the knee as baitfish season predicts more sharks in the water.
10 months ago
Florida man describes shark attack amid new warnings for beachgoers
10 months ago

Mom's frantic 911 call released after Florida shark attack

Andrew Eddy, 30, was snorkeling with his family at a reef in the Florida Keys when a shark bit his shoulder and was airlifted to a Miami hospital with severe injuries.
10 months ago
Mom's frantic 911 call released after Florida shark attack
10 months ago

Man severely injured after shark attack in Florida Keys

A newly released 911 call describes the frightening scene when Andrew Charles Eddy was attacked while snorkeling. ABC's Megan Tevrizian reports.
10 months ago
Man severely injured after shark attack in Florida Keys
1 year ago

Shark attack survivor Paige Winter recalls a year of recovery to ABC’s Robin Roberts

Teenage shark attack survivor Paige Winter and her family tell ABC’s Robin Roberts about the yearlong recovery since she lost her leg in a dramatic shark attack off the coast of North Carolina.
1 year ago
Shark attack survivor Paige Winter recalls a year of recovery to ABC’s Robin Roberts
1 year ago

Paige Winter, her family recall dramatic shark attack and rescue with details of recovery over the last year

Paige Winter and her family describe life after the shark attack in North Carolina that cost her a leg and two fingers and how they are doing now.
1 year ago
How teen and her family have handled life 1 year after shark attack
1 year ago

Australia officials probe if dead shark in net killed surfer

Authorities will investigate whether a dead tiger shark caught in a net off an Australian beach killed a surfer
1 year ago
Australia officials probe if dead shark in net killed surfer
1 year ago

Woman speaks out after surviving great white shark attack

Chantelle Doyle, a 35-year-old mom, escaped after a shark latched onto her leg while she was surfing off the coast of Australia.
1 year ago
Woman speaks out after surviving great white shark attack
1 year ago

Coast Guard scares away shark from swimmers

A crew member on shark watch fired at an 8-foot-long shark that was closing in on 30 swimmers.
1 year ago
Coast Guard scares away shark from swimmers
1 year ago

Coast Guard fires shots into water to keep shark away from swimmers

The encounter with the shark, believed to be 6 to 8 feet long, was caught on video and shared on Facebook. No one was hurt.
1 year ago
Coast Guard fires shots into water to keep shark away from swimmers
1 year ago

Husband speaks out after heroic effort to save wife from great white shark

Mark Rapley was surfing and paddled over to his wife after a shark latched onto her leg and instinctively started to punch it to help save his wife from its grip.
1 year ago
Husband speaks out after heroic effort to save wife from great white shark
1 year ago

Man punches great white shark to save wife: 'You just react'

A man took matters into his own hands when a great white shark attacked his wife while they were on an Australian beach.
1 year ago
Man punches great white shark to save wife
1 year ago

Husband saves wife from shark attack

Mark Rapley and his wife Chantelle Doyle were surfing off the coast of Australia when a great white shark attacked Doyle and took hold of her leg.
1 year ago
Husband saves wife from shark attack
1 year ago

Australian surfer survives horrific shark attack

Phil Mummert, 28, fought off a 16-foot shark that bit through his board and part of his leg.
1 year ago
Australian surfer survives horrific shark attack
1 year ago

Concerns grow over shark attacks

A swimmer’s death in Maine, along with several sightings in New York, have wildlife officials keeping a close watch.
1 year ago
Concerns grow over shark attacks
1 year ago

Rising number of shark attacks and sightings this summer

Swimming is restricted in multiple states due to shark sightings as well as four shark attacks this summer.
1 year ago
Rising number of shark attacks and sightings this summer
1 year ago

Kayaker describes trying to help Maine shark victim

Charlie Wemyss-Dunn heard screams and tried to save Julie Dimperio Holowach, who was killed in the first-ever fatal shark attack off the coast of Maine.
1 year ago
Kayaker describes trying to help Maine shark victim
1 year ago

Woman dead after attack by great white shark off Maine coast, officials say

A woman swimming off the coast of Maine on Monday died after being attacked by a great white shark, marking the first fatal shark attack ever recorded in the state.
1 year ago
Woman dead after attack by great white shark off Maine coast
1 year ago

Swimmer killed in apparent shark attack off Maine coast

State has only seen one other attack by an unprovoked shark.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Great white shark attack is Maine's first shark fatality

A 63-year-old woman who died after she was bitten while swimming off Bailey Island marked the first fatal shark attack ever recorded off the coast of Maine.
1 year ago
Great white shark attack is Maine's first shark fatality
1 year ago

Woman killed in apparent shark attack in Maine

A woman was swimming off the shore of Bailey Island when local officials say what appeared to be a shark came after her.
1 year ago
Woman killed in apparent shark attack in Maine
1 year ago

Maine woman dies of apparent shark attack

This follows several shark sightings on the Atlantic coast. ABC's Alex Presha reports.
1 year ago
Maine woman dies of apparent shark attack