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88 Shark attacks worldwide in 2017

Scared to go back into the ocean? Not from being attacked by a shark. The chances for this are very small. In 2017 five people worldwide lost their lives while swimming or surfing after an unprovoked attack of a shark. Think of the millions of people that go swimming, surfing, paddleboarding and other water sports every year. In 2017 the […]

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88 Worldwide shark attacks in 2017

GAINESVILLE (USA)- Millions of people enjoy the ocean every year, surfing, swimming, kayaking. Of them, 88 were attacked by a shark last year. Only 5 of these attacks were fatal. The University of Florida International Shark Attack File calls it “just an average year.” At the same time we humans kill 100 million sharks and rays annually. While the 88 […]

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Another fatal attack at Reunion Island

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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Fatal attack on Reunion Island

ISLE OF REUNION (FRANCE)- The tropical island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean can be considered as a hotspot for shark attacks. Last Saturday another person died after being attacked by a shark. A woman was struck by a shark while swimming in the sea at a beach in southwestern l’Etang-Sale. The victim, who was around 20-years-old, suffered severe wounds […]

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Another shark attack in Reunion

REUNION (FRANCE)- The tropical isle of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is turning out a real hot spot for shark attacks. Yesterday a 24-year old surfer got his leg bitten off by a shark. The man is in the hospital, fighting for his life. Earlier this year two people died from shark attacks. The incident saturday happened at no more than […]

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Girl killed by shark in Reunion

SAINT-DENIS (REUNION)- A 15-year old girl was killed this week after being attacked by a shark in the waters off the tropical isle of Reunion. She was snorkeling just a few metres from the shore. The area she was swimming in, Saint Paul’s Bay , in the northwest of the island, is an unsupervised area where bathing is forbidden due […]

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Shark attack at Reunion beach

REUNION ISLAND (FRANCE)- A man 36-year-old French was attacked and killed by a shark while surfing near a beach on the tropical French island of Reunion. He was on the island celebrating his honeymoon. His wife was sunbathing nearby on the beach. The man was in the sea just off the popular beach of Brisants de Saint-Gilles on the west […]

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