AUSTIN (USA)- Every summer on the Discovery Channel, “Shark Week” inundates its eager audiences with spectacular documentary footage of sharks hunting, feeding and leaping. By Janet M. Davis, The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts Debuting in 1988, the television event was an instant hit. Its financial
ADELAIDE (Australia)- If all Australians that go into the ocean were to use electronic deterrents, over a thousand people could avoid being bitten by a shark across Australia in the next 45 years. Research funded by the Flinders University Marine and Coastal Research Consortium has used data of the Australian
MAITRE ISLET (New Caledonia)- A 57-year-old man has died after a shark attack off an island in New Caledonia on February 28th. The amateur yachtsman was swimming near his moored boat off Maitre islet in the French Pacific territory when the incident happened. The investigation is ongoing but it is believed that
ROBINA (AUSTRALIA) – As summer descends in Australia, sharks may be at the forefront of the minds of many beach goers and reef adventurers. By Daryl McPhee, Bond University Globally, the number of shark bites is on the rise, with a threefold increase since 1982. White sharks, bull sharks and tiger
HONOLULU (Hawai‘i)- A 35-year-old woman, visiting from California, was bitten by a shark on Thanksgiving Day in waters off the Hawaiian island of Maui. “A companion nearby saw a fin in the water and reported the woman was bitten by a shark,” the state’s Department of Land and Natural Resources said
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.