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July 5, 2020, 1:24 AM

Deadly shark attack in Australia

Authorities say a 20-year-old was killed while scuba diving off the coast of Queensland.
July 5, 2020, 1:24 AM
Deadly shark attack in Australia
July 2, 2020, 12:34 PM

Cape Cod officials warn of Great White sharks

Cape Cod officials warn that Great White sharks may be more active along beaches this summer. Now volunteer pilots are flying over beaches this Fourth of July to radio sightings.
July 2, 2020, 12:34 PM
Cape Cod officials warn of Great White sharks
June 24, 2020, 8:23 AM

Shark bite leaves N. Carolina teen with 40 puncture wounds

A teenage boy was left with 40 puncture wounds after being bitten by a shark last week on North Carolina's Outer Banks
June 24, 2020, 8:23 AM
June 23, 2020, 4:15 AM

Teenager survives deadly shark attack off North Carolina beach

Images show about 40 puncture wounds on Nick Arthur’s body from the shark attack.
June 23, 2020, 4:15 AM
Teenager survives deadly shark attack off North Carolina beach
June 18, 2020, 12:26 PM

2 teenagers narrowly escape a shark

An underwater camera captured the moment the teens escaped an encounter with a shark while snorkeling in Australia.
June 18, 2020, 12:26 PM
2 teenagers narrowly escape a shark
1 month ago

10-foot-long shark attacks, kills 60-year old surfer

A man has died after witnesses say he was mauled by a 10-foot-long shark while surfing in the waters off the coast of Australia.
1 month ago
10-foot-long shark attacks, kills 60-year old surfer
1 month ago

Aerial footage shows shark swimming near scene of shark attack

Aerial footage shows shark swimming off the coast of Australia where a 60-year-old surfer was attacked and killed over the weekend.
1 month ago
Aerial footage shows shark swimming near scene of shark attack
1 month ago

Surfer killed by shark off coast of New South Wales

The 60-year-old surfer was attacked by a 10-foot great white shark.
1 month ago
Surfer killed by shark off coast of New South Wales
2 months ago

Surfer killed during shark attack in California after beaches reopen

As beaches reopen despite concerns over COVID-19, a 26-year-old man died in an encounter with a shark while out surfing.
2 months ago
Surfer killed during shark attack in California after beaches reopen
2 months ago

Deadly shark attack reported in California

Experienced surfer Ben Kelly, 26, was attacked while surfing within 100 yards of the shore.
2 months ago
Deadly shark attack reported in California
2 months ago

Surfer killed in shark attack in Northern California

He was surfing off Manresa State Beach on the northern end of Monterey Bay.
2 months ago
3 months ago

Shark kills Australian wildlife worker on Great Barrier Reef

A shark has fatally mauled a young Australian wildlife worker on the Great Barrier Reef
3 months ago
Shark kills Australian wildlife worker on Great Barrier Reef
5 months ago

Shark attacks declined throughout the world in 2019, according to new report

The University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File recorded 64 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide in 2019. This is below the five-year average of 82 incidents.
5 months ago
Number of shark attacks declined worldwide in 2019: Study
6 months ago

Beach ranger: North Carolina surfer suffers shark bite

A North Carolina man taking advantage of unseasonably warm weather was bitten by a shark while surfing off the coast Monday afternoon
6 months ago
Beach ranger: North Carolina surfer suffers shark bite
6 months ago

Shark attack survivor hopes his 'Christmas miracle' will inspire others going through hard times

A surfer from Montecito, California hailed his friend and the Coast Guard for saving his life after he was attacked by a shark.
6 months ago
Shark attack survivor hopes 'Christmas miracle' inspires others with hardships
6 months ago

Surfer describes terrifying great white shark attack and dramatic rescue

Adam Coons battled for his life against what was believed to be a great white shark as his friend Jeremy Howard pulled him onto the boat and tied a life-saving tourniquet.
6 months ago
Surfer describes terrifying great white shark attack and dramatic rescue
6 months ago

Surfer thanks friend, rescuers for saving his life after shark attack

Adam Coon, who was surfing when the shark bit him through his wetsuit in the waters off California, was pulled into a boat by a friend until a helicopter arrived and flew him to a hospital.
6 months ago
Surfer thanks friend, rescuers for saving his life after shark attack
6 months ago

Surfer reportedly attacked by shark off Southern California coast in 'truly terrifying situation': Coast Guard

Officials did not specify what type of shark attacked the man.
6 months ago
Surfer reportedly attacked by shark off coast of Southern California
6 months ago

Surfer reportedly attacked by shark off coast of Southern California

Officials did not specify what type of shark attacked the man.
6 months ago
Surfer reportedly attacked by shark off coast of Southern California
7 months ago

Child surfer takes a tumble, camera catches that he was hit by a shark

A young surfer had a close encounter with a shark on a Florida beach caught on camera.
7 months ago
Child surfer takes a tumble, camera catches that he was hit by a shark
8 months ago

Shark attacks American diver off coast of Mexico, officials say

An American diver was attacked by a shark off the coast of Mexico, officials said.
8 months ago
Shark attacks American diver off coast of Mexico, officials say
8 months ago

Swedes used towels, rope on Britons' shark bite injuries

Swedish nurses say they used towels and rope to stop the bleeding from two British men's injuries in a shark attack on Australia's Great Barrier Reef
8 months ago
Swedes used towels, rope on Britons' shark bite injuries
9 months ago

2 men lucky to be alive after giant 19-foot great white shark attacks kayak

Two men are lucky to be alive after a shark attacked them on a kayaking trip over the weekend leaving massive bite marks on their vessel – and two huge teeth.
9 months ago
2 men lucky to be alive after giant 19-foot great white shark attacks kayak
9 months ago

2 men lucky to be alive after giant shark attacks

Danny McDaniel and Jon Chambers were kayaking near Ship Rock located about two miles off the coast of Catalina Island on Saturday morning when they got the surprise of their life.
9 months ago
2 men lucky to be alive after giant shark attacks
10 months ago

Surfer who was swimming just feet away from a great white shark shares his story

The photographer who took a picture of the moment described the scene as “tense.”
10 months ago
Surfer who was swimming just feet away from a great white shark shares his story
10 months ago

Surfer's terrifying close-call with shark caught on camera on Cape Cod

The shark lurked just behind the surfer at Nauset Beach in Orleans around 8 a.m.
10 months ago
Surfer's terrifying close-call with shark caught on camera
10 months ago

Sharks, tornadoes and taxes: Cape Cod's had a tough summer

Cape Cod businesses are dealing with a challenging summer that included heightened shark fears, freak tornadoes and new taxes
10 months ago
10 months ago

Airborne Florida surfer lands on shark, gets bit

Authorities say a surfer at a Florida beach caught air on a wave and landed on a shark that, in turn, bit him on the hand and calf
10 months ago
Airborne Florida surfer lands on shark, gets bit
10 months ago

11-year-old boy, snorkeler latest shark attack victims

A boy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is recovering after being bit in the foot, and a woman snorkeling in Hawaii was bit on her hip and lower back, authorities said.
10 months ago
11-year-old boy, snorkeler latest shark attack victims
10 months ago

11-year-old Italian tourist bitten by shark off coast of Fort Lauderdale

The boy was with his family, wading in knee-deep water, when he said he felt the shark's teeth; he was rushed to the hospital where he received 17 stitches.
10 months ago
11-year-old Italian tourist bitten by shark off coast of Fort Lauderdale
1 year ago

'I ran out screaming': 11-year-old bitten by shark in knee-deep water, escaping with minor injuries

The 11-year-old needed 17 stitches after he was bitten on the foot.
1 year ago
11-year-old bitten by shark in knee-deep water: 'I ran out screaming'
1 year ago

'I ran out screaming': 11-year-old bitten by shark in knee-deep water

Christian Mariani was bitten on the foot and escaped with only "very minor" injuries.
1 year ago
'I ran out screaming': 11-year-old bitten by shark in knee-deep water
1 year ago

9-year-old bitten by shark in knee-deep water

Maggie Crum was vacationing with her family in Florida when she received the bite, which required a dozen stitches on her leg.
1 year ago
9-year-old bitten by shark in knee-deep water
1 year ago

Brave 9-year-old reveals terrifying moment when shark clamped down on her leg

The attack happened at a Florida beach where several other shark incidents have been reported.
1 year ago
Brave 9-year-old reveals terrifying moment when shark clamped down on her leg
1 year ago

9-year-old girl bitten in apparent shark attack

The girl was wading in about knee-deep water at New Smyrna Beach in Florida when she felt a bite to her right leg.
1 year ago
9-year-old girl bitten in apparent shark attack
1 year ago

9-year-old girl bitten in apparent shark attack at Florida beach: Officials

There were 32 unprovoked shark attacks in the U.S. last year, according to the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida.
1 year ago
9-year-old girl bitten in apparent shark attack
1 year ago

Shark sightings spark big business on Cape Cod

Tourists are not only buying shark merchandise in the area, but paying big money to safely get an up-close experience with sharks.
1 year ago
Shark sightings spark big business on Cape Cod
1 year ago

Family of 21-year-old killed by sharks in Bahamas speaks out

Jordan Lindsey was killed by sharks on a family trip to the Bahamas in June. Her father and sister spoke about measures they want implemented so a similar incident doesn't happen again.
1 year ago
Family of 21-year-old killed by sharks in Bahamas speaks out
1 year ago

Parents detail daughter's last moments as 21-year-old woman was killed by sharks

Jordan Lindsey was killed in the Bahamas as she and her mother snorkeled off the side of a tour boat; the company has reportedly added safety measures to its tours.
1 year ago
Parents detail daughter's last moments as 21-year-old woman was killed by sharks
1 year ago

Family of woman killed by sharks recalls daughter's last moments

The family of Jordan Lindsey, 21, who died in the Bahamas, spoke exclusively to "GMA" about the changes they want to see to protect other people from sharks.
1 year ago
Family of woman killed by sharks recalls daughter's last moments
1 year ago

Diver attacked by shark rescued by fishing boat full of nurses in Florida

A spearfisherman who was attacked by a shark over in Florida the weekend was saved by a group of medical professionals who just happened to be in a boat nearby.
1 year ago
Diver attacked by shark rescued by fishing boat full of nurses
1 year ago

Nurses tend to shark attack victim who crawled on their boat near Miami

The crew rushed to help the fisherman and get him to a hospital, where he's now recovering.
1 year ago
Nurses tend to shark attack victim who crawled on their boat near Miami
1 year ago

Nurses onboard a boat rescue Florida shark victim

A spear fisherman bloodied after an apparent encounter with a shark crawled onboard a charter boat that happened to have a team of nurses onboard.
1 year ago
Nurses onboard a boat rescue Florida shark victim
1 year ago

3 shark attacks in within two day at a Florida beach

The attacks occurred off of New Smyrna Beach. The victims are expected to recover, according to reports.
1 year ago
3 shark attacks in within two day at a Florida beach
1 year ago

2 people bitten by sharks minutes apart at Florida beach

Authorities say two people were bitten by sharks minutes apart at the same Florida beach
1 year ago
1 year ago

3 victims in Florida recover from shark attack

Two of the victims were bitten at the same beach; beachgoers are concerned as they flock to the water to dodge high temperatures.
1 year ago
3 victims in Florida recover from shark attack
1 year ago

Massachusetts beach closed after shark sightings

More than 10 sharks have been spotted close to shore in Cape Cod in the last 48 hours, forcing officials to close the popular beach.
1 year ago
Massachusetts beach closed after shark sightings
1 year ago

Florida beach reports 18-year-old surfer bitten by shark in second attack in 2 days

New Smyrna Beach is located in Volusia County, known as "the shark attack capital of the world," according to National Geographics' International Shark Attack File.
1 year ago
Beach reports second shark attack in 2 days
1 year ago

18-year-old surfer bitten on the hand by shark at Florida beach

It was the second reported shark attack at the beach in two days and the sixth reported shark bite this year in Volusia County.
1 year ago
18-year-old surfer bitten on the hand by shark at Florida beach
1 year ago

Surfer's shark bite caught on camera off Florida coast

Surfer Frank O'Rourke, 23, struggled to stay above water at a Jacksonville beach on Saturday, and nearly 100 miles away an hour later, a 49-year-old man was bitten in the thigh while boogie boarding.
1 year ago
Surfer's shark bite caught on camera off Florida coast