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Two teens severely injured in shark attacks

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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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Newcastle beaches stay closed, sharks close to shore

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NEWCASTLE (AUSTRALIA)- Yes summer’s here, but a refreshing swim in the ocean is out of the question. For the fourth day in a row the beaches off the Newcastle coast, New South Wales, are closed.  Continued sightings of a five-metre great white shark just offshore keep the beachgoers out of the water. According to the beach inspectors the closure has been the longest […]

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Illegal shark fishermen sentenced

RAJA AMPAT (INDONESIA)- 13 Philippine fisherman were caught illegaly fishing for sharks and turtles in the Raja Ampat Archipelago in Indonesia. All of them were sentenced to 8 months in jail while the boat and all its equipment was confiscated and destroyed. It is not uncommon for illegal fishermen to be caught by patrol teams in the Bird’s Head Seascape. […]

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Fear of sharks increased by social media

ADELAIDE (AUSTRALIA)- In South Australia more than four shark sightings in the past seven days keep beach-goers out of the water. It seems like more sharks are swimming close to land. Experts say that the number of sharks spotted at South Australian beaches is low and on par with previous years. Social media But the use of social media by […]

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Sharks chase swimmers out

HAWKS NEST (AUSTRALIA)-Swimmers at the beach at Hawks Nest were rushed out of the water when not one, but three great white sharks were spotted not far from board riders and swimmers. ‘Pretty close’ The alarm was raised by crew aboard the Westpac Rescue Helicopter who spotted the three-metre sharks about 11.20am in the calm, clear water off Bennetts beach. Crew chief Pete Cummings […]

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