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May 10, 2024 at 2:35 PM

Florida fisherman details shark attack

Marlin Wakeman, 24, was on a fishing trip in the Southern Bahamas last month when he fell into the waters in Clarence Town’s Flying Fish Marina, which are infested with dozens of sharks.
May 10, 2024 at 2:35 PM
VIDEO: Florida fisherman details shark attack
May 10, 2024 at 10:49 AM

7-foot shark bites 24-year-old who fell into water in the Bahamas

Marlin Wakeman addressed reporters Thursday at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he was treated for his shark bite.
May 10, 2024 at 10:49 AM
Shark bite victim Marlin Wakeman addresses reporters at St. Mary’s Medical Center, May 9, 2024, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
1 month ago

How researchers are experimenting with curbing human-shark interactions

Shark conservation efforts in the last two decades have been so successful that researchers are testing ways to mitigate human-shark conflict as populations rise.
1 month ago
Sandbar sharks avoid an electrical pulse deterrent placed near bait.
3 months ago

11-year-old possibly bitten by a shark in Honolulu

Officials said the girl was close to shore when the bite occurred.
3 months ago
Officials said the girl was close to shore when the bite occurred.
4 months ago

10 killed in unprovoked shark attacks worldwide in 2023, report finds

The Florida Museum of Natural History’s International Shark Attack File also found that the U.S. had the most unprovoked shark bites last year.
4 months ago
The Florida Museum of Natural History’s International Shark Attack File also found that the U.S. had the most unprovoked shark bites last year.
4 months ago

This state saw the most unprovoked shark attacks in 2023, study shows

Ten people died from unprovoked shark attacks globally in 2023, a slight uptick over the five-year average, according to a Florida-based database.
4 months ago
A great white shark.
4 months ago

10-year-old Maryland boy returns home after shark attack in Bahamas

The boy, who was bitten by a shark during an incident at the Atlantis Resort, underwent surgery in the Bahamas before he was airlifted to a hospital in his home state.
4 months ago
VIDEO: 10-year-old Maryland boy returns home after shark attack in Bahamas
4 months ago

Bahamas shark experience temporarily closes after 10-year-old boy bitten by shark

A 10-year-old boy from the United States is in stable condition after he was bitten by a shark at a resort in the Bahamas, police said.
4 months ago
Aerial view of the sandy coastline on Paradise Island, Bahamas.
4 months ago

10-year-old shark victim expected to be airlifted to Maryland

The boy, who was attacked by the shark while in the Bahamas, is listed in serious but stable condition.
4 months ago
VIDEO: 10-year-old shark victim expected to be airlifted to Maryland
4 months ago

10-year-old Maryland boy bitten by shark in Bahamas

The child is in stable condition after being bitten while at the popular Atlantis resort.
4 months ago
VIDEO: 10-year-old Maryland boy bitten by shark in Bahamas
4 months ago

Boy recovering after shark attack in Bahamas

Authorities say the boy was bitten on the right leg while taking part in a "shark tank" exhibition at a resort on Paradise Island.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Boy recovering after shark attack in Bahamas
5 months ago

Authorities investigate possible deadly shark attack in Hawaii

A surfer was badly bitten near a popular beach off Maui.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Authorities investigate possible deadly shark attack in Hawaii
5 months ago

New details on surfer killed by shark in Hawaii

Jason Carter was bitten by a shark at a popular Maui surfing spot and was rushed to the hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
5 months ago
VIDEO: New details on surfer killed by shark in Hawaii
5 months ago

Man dies after shark encounter at Maui's Paia Bay: Officials

A 39-year-old man has died following a shark "encounter" at Maui's Paia Bay, officials said.
5 months ago
In this undated file photo, Paia Bay is shown in Maui, Hawaii.
6 months ago

Officials ID American woman killed by shark in Bahamas

Police identified Lauren Erickson Van Wart, 44, as the woman who was killed while paddleboarding near the shore from Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Officials ID American woman killed by shark in Bahamas
6 months ago

American woman killed in shark attack in the Bahamas

An American woman has been killed by a shark while paddleboarding in the Bahamas, according to the Royal Bahamas Police Force.
6 months ago
Mortuary services personnel transport the body of a female tourist after what police described as a fatal shark attack in waters near Sandals Royal Bahamian resort, in Nassau, Bahamas, Dec. 4, 2023.
6 months ago

American killed by shark while paddleboarding in Bahamas

Police say the 44-year-old woman from Boston was paddleboarding near the popular Sandals Royal Bahamian resort when the shark attacked.
6 months ago
VIDEO: American killed by shark while paddleboarding in Bahamas
6 months ago

American woman killed in shark attack in the Bahamas

The Boston tourist was reportedly paddle boarding with a relative when she was badly bitten on the right side of her body.
6 months ago
VIDEO: American woman killed in shark attack in the Bahamas
8 months ago

Crews search for possible shark attack victim at beach in Northern California

The Coast Guard received a report at around 10:40 a.m. that a person appeared to have been attacked by a shark at Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County.
8 months ago
Emergency responders search on Oct. 1, 2023, for a swimmer who may have been attacked by a shark at Wildcat Beach in Northern California.
8 months ago

Possible shark attack reported off coast of Northern California

The Coast Guard received a report Sunday morning of a man who went missing at Wildcat Beach in Marin County.
8 months ago
The Coast Guard received a report Sunday morning of a man who went missing at Wildcat Beach in Marin County.
9 months ago

3 rescued after multiple shark attacks damaged inflatable catamaran

The people were rescued 519 miles off the coast of Cairns, Australia, in the Coral Sea.
9 months ago
The people were rescued 519 miles off the coast of Cairns, Australia, in the Coral Sea.
9 months ago

New technology deployed to track sharks off beaches

With shark sightings on the rise off the coasts of U.S. beaches, drones have become a vital tool in spotting danger.
9 months ago
VIDEO: New technology deployed to track sharks off beaches
9 months ago

Family of shark attack survivor says mother still loves the water in ‘GMA’ exclusive

According to her daughter, Tatyana Koltunyuk credits a police officer with saving her life after she was bitten by a shark off the coast of Rockaway Beach in New York.
9 months ago
Tatyana Koltunyuk (right) is pictured with her daughter Dasha Koltunyuk and son-in-law Gregg Kallor.
9 months ago

Family of NYC shark attack victim speaks out

The family of Tatyana Koltunyuk, 65, who is the first victim of a confirmed shark attack in New York City since the 1950s, opens up about the Aug. 7 attack.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Family of NYC shark attack victim speaks out
9 months ago

Family films encounter with great white shark

A family captured an incredible encounter with a great white shark off Australia's Sunshine Coast.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Family films encounter with great white shark
9 months ago

New details of woman attacked by shark near NYC beach

Police say a 65-year-old woman was standing in the water alone when she felt a sharp pain from the shark’s bite in her left leg while at Rockaway Beach.
9 months ago
VIDEO: New details of woman attacked by shark near NYC beach
9 months ago

Woman attacked by shark at Rockaway Beach, Queens

The woman was seriously injured after she was bitten by a shark while going for a swim.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Woman attacked by shark at Rockaway Beach, Queens
9 months ago

Woman in critical condition after shark attack near New York beach

A 65-year-old woman was hospitalized on Monday after being bitten by a shark near Rockaway Beach in New York.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Woman in critical condition after shark attack near New York beach
9 months ago

Woman in critical condition after being bitten by shark at Rockaway Beach in Queens

A 50-year-old woman was rushed to the hospital in critical condition Monday after being bitten by a shark at Rockaway Beach in Queens, officials said.
9 months ago
A 50-year-old woman was rushed to the hospital in critical condition Monday after being bitten by a shark at Rockaway Beach in Queens, officials said.
9 months ago

Florida surfer details shark encounter and recovery

Brandon Boncore, 22, was surfing near New Smyrna Beach in Florida last week when all of a sudden he felt a shark latch onto his legs.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Florida surfer details shark encounter and recovery
10 months ago

Shark bite victim speaks out

A 22-year-old Florida surfer was lucky to be alive after surviving a shark attack. Experts say warmer waters may bring other sharks up the coast.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Shark bite victim speaks out
10 months ago

White shark population growing near Cape Cod

A new study finds the number of white sharks off Cape Cod is larger than populations around South Africa, central California and southern Australia.
10 months ago
VIDEO: White shark population growing near Cape Cod
10 months ago

Waters near Cape Cod are one of world’s largest shark hotspots, study shows

In the study published in the Marine Ecology Progress Series, researchers counted about 800 great white sharks visiting the region from 2015 to 2018, finding the number increased over the years.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Waters near Cape Cod are one of world’s largest shark hotspots, study shows
10 months ago

Long Island shark bite survivor describes attack: 'I was in a trap'

A Brooklyn woman said she was able to release a shark's mouth from her leg while she was swimming on the Fourth of July off a Long Island beach.
10 months ago
A Brooklyn woman said she was able to release a shark's mouth from her leg while she was swimming on the Fourth of July off a Long Island beach.
10 months ago

Florida surfer speaks out after shark attack

Chris Pospisil, 21, was surfing with his friend at New Smyrna Beach on Friday when a shark yanked him off his board and bit him.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Florida surfer speaks out after shark attack
10 months ago

Teen finds her way back to the ocean 1 year after losing leg from shark bite

A 9-foot shark bit Addison Bethea while she was swimming off the coast of Florida in June 2022. After a long year of recovery, she's back to doing the things she loves most.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Teen finds her way back to the ocean 1 year after losing leg from shark bite
10 months ago

Marine biologist's children's book shows diversity of sharks and those who study them

Melissa Cristina Marquez hopes to rewrite the narrative about sharks while also inspiring the next generation of scientists.
10 months ago
10 months ago

Governor Hochul announces dozens of new shark monitoring drones

The state is spending up to $1 million to buy 42 drones and train staff after an uptick in shark sightings and incidents.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Governor Hochul announces dozens of new shark monitoring drones
10 months ago

New York launches drones to search for sharks

An increase in shark sightings off the waters of New York has prompted more security and warnings.
10 months ago
VIDEO: New York launches drones to search for sharks
10 months ago

Shark-monitoring drones to hit New York beaches amid uptick of sightings

New shark-monitoring drones will be sent to New York beach communities amid an uptick in sightings, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced.
10 months ago
A drone is flown in for a landing after a shark patrol flight at Jones Beach State Park, July 6, 2023, in Wantagh, N.Y.
10 months ago

New push for safety after string of shark attacks

Along with the watchful eye of lifeguards, drones are now being deployed at New York beaches to try to prevent dangerous encounters.
10 months ago
VIDEO: New push for safety after string of shark attacks
1 year ago

5th suspected shark attack in 2 days off New York coast

Long Islanders are on high alert after another shark bite was reported in just two days.
1 year ago
VIDEO:
1 year ago

5 people bitten by sharks in 2 days off Long Island

Experts say sharks are expanding their feeding territory in warmer oceans and may mistake humans for food.
1 year ago
VIDEO: 5 people bitten by sharks in 2 days off Long Island
1 year ago

5 shark bites reported on Long Island as officials deploy surveillance drones

Police responded to three reports of shark bites in separate locations around the same time Tuesday off the South Shore of Long Island, New York, authorities said.
1 year ago
Sharks spotted in Long Island led to the closure of several beaches in New York City, in July 22, 2022.
1 year ago

4 suspected shark attacks in 2 days along New York beaches

More than 50 sharks were spotted swimming off the coast of Long Island on Tuesday as officials step up patrols.
1 year ago
VIDEO: 4 suspected shark attacks in 2 days along New York beaches
1 year ago

Coastal towns deploy new tech to keep beachgoers safe after shark sightings

The New York governor's office is deploying drones across beaches to try and prevent encounters after a rise in shark attacks last year.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Coastal towns deploy new tech to keep beachgoers safe after shark sightings
1 year ago

Staying shark-smart this summer

Shark expert Captain Greg Metzger shares what you need to do to keep yourself and others save during the summer season.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Staying shark-smart this summer
1 year ago

12-year-old survives shark attack in Florida

As millions head to the beach this holiday weekend, a slew of recent shark encounters are raising concerns, including one where a girl received 50 stitches after being bitten.
1 year ago
VIDEO: 12-year-old survives shark attack in Florida
1 year ago

Fisherman attacked by shark, pulled overboard, in Everglades National Park

A shark bit a Florida fisherman washing his hands off the side of a boat in Everglades National Park.
1 year ago
In this undated file photo a Bull Shark is seen.
1 year ago

73-year-old woman recalls shark attack after having her leg amputated

Experienced scuba diver Heidi Ernst is recovering in the hospital after doctors had to amputate her leg following a shark attack in the Bahamas.
1 year ago
An experienced diver from Iowa, Heidi Ernst is recovering in the hospital after a shark attack that occurred June 7, 2023, in Grand Bahama.