With the death of surfer Nick Slater earlier this week, the number of fatal shark attacks in Australia this year stands at six. Making it Australia’s deadliest year for shark attacks since 2014. Changing water temperatures could be the reason. The incident at Greenmount Beach, Coolangatta on the Gold Coast followed two
Although we have seen recent shark attacks in North Carolina, California, and Australia, worldwide shark attack numbers have sunk to dramatic lows, according to experts at the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File. This likely the effect of closed beaches and widespread quarantines of the COVID-19 pandemic. It seems logical.
Fishing for sharks and swimming at the same beach is not a very good combination. Especially when fishermen use chum to lure the sharks in. Warning flags could warn beachgoers and swimmers and prevent accidents. Time for a code flag for chumming? Blood attracts sharks and the more sharks in
NORTH WEST ISLAND (AUSTRALIA)- A 23-year old man died after he was bitten by a shark while swimming on a work trip in the southern Great Barrier Reef on Monday. The young Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service officer suffered severe injuries to his leg, hand and elbow. He was swimming with a group of
BATON ROUGE (USA)- Shark attacks across the globe have doubled in the last 20 years, according to a new study , led by Louisiana State University Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences Assistant Professor Stephen Midway . Yet the rate of attack is low and the risk of being attacked