Category Archives: Shark attacks

Anti-shark nets must keep beachgoers Reunion safe

Good waves at Reunion beaches. Photo courtesy of Flickr/Creative Commons-Dpasquazzo

With idyllic landscapes facing the sea, Reunion Island is a destination that naturally invites visitors to relax, enjoy, and dream. But recent years the beautiful seas surrounding the island became also known as somewhat of a hotspot for shark attacks. Beaches were closed and swimming was forbidden. Until now.  Yesterday, the prefecture lifted the no swimming order for the beaches of […]

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Australian surfers vote for ‘controlled’ cull

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BYRON BAY (AUSTRALIA)- Surfers on Australia’s New South Wales north coast have overwhelmingly and somehow unexpectedly voted for a partial cull of sharks. This vote was made last night following an unprecedented number of attacks and sightings along the world-famous coastline. Surfer Tadashi Nakahara was mauled to death in February and 11 others have been attacked, including body boarder Matt Lee […]

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Two teens severely injured in shark attacks

Oak Island beach (Flickr CC)

OAK ISLAND (USA)- Yesterday two teenagers were attacked by sharks in the waters off Oak Island, North Carolina. First a 12-year old girl was attacked in the late afternoon and was severely injured. She was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where her left arm was amputated below the elbow. She also suffered tissue trauma to her her left […]

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Another fatal attack at Reunion Island

Shark warning sign on beach at Reunion Island. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons/Simon Bonaventure.

REUNION ISLAND (FRANCE)- The French tropical island of Reunion is one of the hotspots for shark attacks. Last sunday a young surfer was killed. It is the 16th shark attack since 2011, and the 7th death. Authorities immediately put in place a “post-attack procedure” in a bid to capture the shark. Specialised boats were deployed in the area to try […]

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Famous sea-otter killed by shark

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SUNSET STATE BEACH (USA)- A California sea otter killed by a great white shark. That’s hardly news. But this sea otter wasn’t your usual one. She was very famous. They called her Olive the Oiled Otter and she was a symbol for oil pollution and the value of washing and rehabilitating oiled wildlife. Shark bites are currently the leading cause of […]

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Shark attack in Egypt: 52-year old man dies

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CAIRO (EGYPT)- A 52-year old man from Germany has been killed in a shark attack on Egypt’s Red Sea coast. An Egyptian security official said the shark bit off the man’s leg in the attack on Saturday and his body was later moved to a local hospital. Police were conducting an investigation. Similar attacks on the same coast have happened […]

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