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September 11, 2022, 3:24 PM

Young shark attack victim receives special message

Jameson Reeder, who had part of his leg amputated, receives special message of hope from professional surfer Bethany Hamilton who also lost a limb after a shark attack.
September 11, 2022, 3:24 PM
Young shark attack victim receives special message
September 8, 2022, 12:49 PM

Boy bitten by bull shark speaks out about attack for 1st time

Jameson Reeder Jr., 11, who was bitten by a bull shark last month, causing him to lose part of his leg, talks about his recovery.
September 8, 2022, 12:49 PM
Boy bitten by bull shark speaks out about attack for 1st time
September 8, 2022, 4:40 AM

US shark attack victim identified

Caroline DiPlacido, 58, was killed by a shark while snorkeling in the water during a vacation in the Caribbean.
September 8, 2022, 4:40 AM
US shark attack victim identified
September 7, 2022, 10:57 PM

American killed in shark attack while snorkeling in the Bahamas, police say

An American woman was killed in a shark attack while snorkeling with her family in the Bahamas on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
September 7, 2022, 10:57 PM
Woman killed in shark attack while snorkeling, police say
1 month ago

Two people attacked by sharks on the same day in Myrtle Beach

Authorities issued warnings after two people were attacked by sharks on the same day, half-a-mile apart in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
1 month ago
Two people attacked by sharks on the same day in Myrtle Beach
1 month ago

2 shark bites reported at S. Carolina's most popular beach

Two swimmers have survived shark attacks this week at South Carolina’s most popular beach
1 month ago
2 shark bites reported at S. Carolina's most popular beach
1 month ago

10-year-old boy attacked by shark in Florida

A 10-year-old boy was attacked by a shark in the Florida Keys, the fourth shark attack in the area since April.
1 month ago
10-year-old boy attacked by shark in Florida
2 months ago

'Perfect storm' exists for potential shark attacks: Expert

After more than a dozen reported shark encounters in the U.S. this summer, New England is gearing up for its peak great white shark season.
2 months ago
'Perfect storm' exists for potential shark attacks: Expert
2 months ago

Why shark sightings and encounters are on the rise

ABC News’ Ginger Zee joins scientific researchers from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy on a mission to track and tag the creatures off the coast of Cape Cod.
2 months ago
Why shark sightings and encounters are on the rise
2 months ago

Shark sightings, encounters off Long Island coast spark concerns among beachgoers

Beachgoers and officials are on high alert following a jump in shark sightings off the New York coast this summer.
2 months ago
Shark sightings, encounters spark concerns among beachgoers
2 months ago

Scientists have an explanation why there is an increase of shark attacks off East Coast

Beaches have closed as surfers, lifeguards and swimmers alike suffer bites from curious sharks in search of food.
2 months ago
Scientists have an explanation why there's an increase of shark attacks on East Coast
2 months ago

Experts respond to fears of increased shark sightings

Increased shark sightings have led people to fear taking a dip this summer. Experts weigh in on what could be causing these shark encounters, common misconceptions and how to avoid danger.
2 months ago
Experts respond to fears of increased shark sightings
2 months ago

Could global warming be a cause for more shark encounters?

There are numerous reasons why there have been more human-shark interactions on the East Coast this summer, according to experts.
2 months ago
Could global warming be a cause for more shark encounters?
2 months ago

Massachusetts beach temporarily closes after shark sighting

Nearly two dozen confirmed shark sightings were reported in Cape Cod this weekend.
2 months ago
Massachusetts beach temporarily closes after shark sighting
2 months ago

More shark sightings raise concerns

Rockaway Beach is temporarily banning beachgoers amid increased shark sightings.
2 months ago
More shark sightings raise concerns
2 months ago

Teen surfer bitten in latest New York shark attack

A 16-year-old boy was bitten on the foot by a shark while surfing off the coast of Fire Island Wednesday, officials said.
2 months ago
Teen surfer bitten in latest New York shark attack
2 months ago

Long Island shark attacks: A timeline of the increasing phenomenon

A jump in shark attacks off New York's coast has caused concern and fear among beachgoers and officials.
2 months ago
Long Island sees wave of shark attacks
2 months ago

NY governor increases beach safety measures amid rise in shark encounters

After five suspected shark attacks in just two weeks, Gov. Kathy Hochul is ordering more shark patrols on Long Island to keep beachgoers safe.
2 months ago
NY governor increases beach safety measures amid rise in shark encounters
2 months ago

New York City area beaches close after shark sightings

Officials closed several beaches to swimming on Tuesday afternoon due to shark sightings.
2 months ago
New York City area beaches close after shark sightings
2 months ago

Shark sightings temporarily shut down popular New York beaches

Rockaway Beach was closed to swimmers after two shark sightings on Tuesday.
2 months ago
Shark sightings temporarily shut down popular New York beaches
2 months ago

Shark sightings shut down swimming at New York City beaches

Two shark sightings off Rockaway Beach have closed the entire stretch of some of New York City's most famous beaches for swimming on Tuesday, according to the city's parks department.
2 months ago
Shark sightings shut down swimming at New York City beaches
2 months ago

Shark sightings shut down swimming at New York City beaches

Shark sightings shut down NYC beaches after two sightings off Rockaway Beach on Tuesday.
2 months ago
Shark sightings shut down swimming at famous beach
3 months ago

2 men bitten by sharks near New York coast in separate incidents

With an uptick in shark encounters up and down the East Coast, beach communities are using spotters in the ocean and drones to keep an eye out for sharks.
3 months ago
2 men bitten by sharks near New York coast in separate incidents
3 months ago

5th shark attack in 2 weeks leaves man injured

A 49-year-old man from Arizona was bitten by a shark shortly after 6 p.m. at Seaview Beach, Suffolk police said.
3 months ago
5th shark attack in 2 weeks leaves man injured
3 months ago

5th shark attack in 2 weeks off Long Island leaves man injured

A shark bit a 49-year-old man on the left wrist and buttocks Wednesday evening at Seaview Beach, police said.
3 months ago
5th shark attack in 2 weeks leaves man injured
3 months ago

Surfer injured after 4th shark attack in 2 weeks on Long Island

A fourth shark attack on Long Island left a surfer injured and the beach temporarily closed to swimmers.
3 months ago
Surfer injured after 4th shark attack in 2 weeks on Long Island
3 months ago

Surfer bitten by shark

A beach was temporarily closed to swimmers Wednesday after a shark attack off Long Island injured a surfer. The attack left a 4-inch gash on the surfer's leg.
3 months ago
Surfer bitten by shark
3 months ago

Authorities warn beach goers of sharks

Officials are telling the public that the water is safe, but to stay on alert.
3 months ago
Authorities warn beach goers of sharks
3 months ago

Lifeguard speaks out after surviving shark attack

Zach Gallo, a veteran lifeguard at Smith Point Beach in Long Island, was in the middle of a training exercise on Sunday when he encountered a shark in the water.
3 months ago
Lifeguard speaks out after surviving shark attack
3 months ago

2 women killed in shark attacks in Egypt's Red Sea, officials say

Two women were killed in shark attacks in Egypt's Red Sea over the weekend, prompting officials to close off a stretch of the coastline.
3 months ago
2 women killed in shark attacks, officials say
3 months ago

Romanian woman killed in 2nd Egypt shark attack in days

Romania's foreign ministry says a tourist has died from a shark attack in Egypt
3 months ago
3 months ago

Shark attacks Long Island lifeguard during training exercise

Suffolk County officials temporarily closed a Long Island beach to swimming.
3 months ago
3 months ago

Teenage girl speaks out after surviving shark attack at Florida beach

A teenage girl was seriously injured in a shark attack at a Florida beach on Thursday, authorities said.
3 months ago
Teen speaks out after surviving shark attack at Florida beach
3 months ago

New warning about sharks amid new attacks

A teenage girl was seriously injured in a shark attack at a Florida beach on Thursday, authorities said.
3 months ago
New warning about sharks amid new attacks
3 months ago

California swimmer hospitalized after shark attack

Stephen Bruemmer, 62, is recovering in the intensive care unit after suffering “significant injuries” to both his legs and stomach from a great white shark bite off the coast of California.
3 months ago
California swimmer hospitalized after shark attack
3 months ago

Surfer attacked by shark in California

A man suffered major injuries to his stomach and his leg after a shark attack near Monterey Bay.
3 months ago
Surfer attacked by shark in California
3 months ago

Swimmer suffers 'significant' injuries in shark attack at California beach

Pacific Grove police said people at the beach reported that a shark was in the water around the time of the attack.
3 months ago
Swimmer suffers 'significant' injuries in shark attack at California beach
3 months ago

Surfer suffers ‘significant’ injury during shark attack at California beach

Pacific Grove Police said that people at the beach reported that a shark was in the water around the time of the attack.
3 months ago
Surfer suffers ‘significant’ injury during shark attack at California beach
6 months ago

Shark attack off Florida's Delray Beach

Rescuers said a boy was bit in the foot by a small shark while he was standing in shallow water. Authorities said he is expected to recover.
6 months ago
Shark attack off Florida's Delray Beach
6 months ago

Report: Great white shark killed California bodyboarder

Authorities have concluded that a great white shark killed a bodyboarder last Christmas Eve in central California
6 months ago
7 months ago

Deadly shark attack recorded in Sydney

A swimmer was killed in a shark attack in the waters outside Sydney, marking the first deadly shark attack in the area in six years.
7 months ago
Deadly shark attack recorded in Sydney
7 months ago

Sydney’s 1st fatal shark attack in decades

A swimmer died after suffering "catastrophic injuries" from a shark, marking Sydney's first fatal shark attack in almost 60 years.
7 months ago
Sydney’s 1st fatal shark attack in decades
8 months ago

By the Numbers: Shark attacks on the rise

A new report finds that shark attacks worldwide rose in 2021, after three years of decline.
8 months ago
By the Numbers: Shark attacks on the rise
8 months ago

Researchers: Shark attacks increase after 3 years of decline

Officials say shark attacks increased around the world in 2021 following three consecutive years of decline, though beach closures in 2020 caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could be making the numbers seem more dramatic than they are
8 months ago
Researchers: Shark attacks increase after 3 years of decline
9 months ago

Surfer killed in apparent great white shark attack at California beach

A surfer was killed in an apparent shark attack off the central California coast Friday, authorities said.
9 months ago
Surfer killed in apparent great white shark attack
1 year ago

Australia police call off search for man attacked by shark

Police in western Australia have called off a search for a swimmer who was attacked by a shark
1 year ago
Australia police call off search for man attacked by shark
1 year ago

Rescuers in west Australia search for man attacked by sharks

Rescue services in western Australia are searching for a man who was attacked by multiple sharks
1 year ago
Rescuers in west Australia search for man attacked by sharks
1 year ago

Shark attack survivor speaks out from hospital bed

California surfer Eric Steinley, 38, said he was on his surfboard Sunday when he felt a bite and punched the shark before making an escape back to shore. He is still recovering in the hospital.
1 year ago
Shark attack survivor speaks out from hospital bed
1 year ago

Surfer recalls details of shark encounter caught on camera

A 16-year-old speaks exclusively to "GMA" about the moment he was bitten in the arm near Daytona, Florida.
1 year ago
Surfer recalls details of shark encounter caught on camera
1 year ago

Shark tourism grows on Cape Cod, 3 years after attacks

Cape Cod is slowly embracing its shark reputation, three summers after the popular vacation destination saw its first great white shark attacks in generations
1 year ago