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# Shark

Last year
# Australia
Hunt on for great white shark that killed Sydney swimmer
The attack has rocked beach communities in Sydney’s east, where being in the water is a part of everyday life.
All time
# New Zealand
Woman dies in suspected shark attack in New Zealand
The incident occurred at Waihi Beach, a popular tourist spot.
# Kangaroo Island
Australian surfer survives attack from great white shark
The 29-year-old said he had been enjoying a “normal days surfing”.
# Cable Beach
Man dies in shark attack at popular tourist beach in Western Australia
It is the eighth shark attack death in Australia this year, the worst toll for over 90 years.
# Port Macquarie
Australian surfer hailed a 'hero' after punching shark to save wife
The man repeatedly punched a shark until it released his wife’s leg.
# Caribbean
Woman killed after being attacked by three sharks in the Bahamas
Californian woman Jordan Lindsay (21) was snorkeling with her family when she was attacked by the predators.
# Australia
Fourth shark attack in six months at Great Barrier Reef
A man in his 20s was bitten on his thigh in the latest attack.
# below the surface
Twin shark attacks in idyllic Australian tourist spot
A girl and a woman are in a critical condition.
# Massachusetts
Man dies in shark attack off Cape Cod
It’s the first fatal shark attack in the state in over 80 years.
# not a dolphin
Partner of New Zealand PM fought an 'agitated' shark while diving
“First bloke” Clarke Gayford hosts a fishing show.
# southwest coast
Shark attack prompts suspension of international surf contest in Australia
A man in his 30s managed to make his way back to shore after suffering leg injuries.
# misunderstood
Cracking the mysteries of the elusive, majestic whale shark
A group of scientists spent several weeks diving with whale sharks in the Galapagos Islands.
# Close Call
British doctor escapes Australian shark attack by 'punching it in the face'
25-year-old Charlie Fry was surfing in New South Wales when the attack happened.
# Australia
'It was going to eat her': Father saves daughter from shark attack
Sarah Williams, 15, was thrown into the air and landed in the water.
# Close Encounters
'We're gonna need a bigger boat': Sailing coach unfazed during encounter with basking shark in Skerries
Kerri-Ann Boylan and her students had a close encounter with a shark on Sunday morning.
# grey area
Man in shark costume fined under Austria's new 'burqa ban' law
Police said there were certain “grey areas” in the law that need to be ironed out.
# fin
Michael Phelps loses to great white shark in virtual race
‘Will there ever be a boy born who can swim as fast as a shark?’
# Ma-jaw-rca
Shark that sparked panic among tourists in Mallorca captured
While blue sharks mostly feed on fish, they have attacked swimmers in some rare instances.
# Australia
'I was stunned': Elderly fisherman injured as great white shark leaps into boat
“The pectoral fin of the shark hit me on the forearm and spun me round,” fisherman Terry Selwood said.
# shark attack
Australian government to consider shark cull after death of 17-year-old
Laeticia Brouwer was surfing with her father when she was attacked.
# shark attack
17-year-old girl killed by shark off Australian coast
The girl was surfing with her father when she was attacked.
# bravery
Three-time world surf champion to return to water two years after shark attack
Mick Fanning fought off the shark during a competition back in 2015.
# Australia
'It could have been a little nipper' - Shark snatches dog from Sydney beach
Some beaches in the Kurnell area have now been closed to swimmers.
# Lifesaver
Irishman up for Pride of Australia Medal after he saves friend from great white shark attack
The attack happened last year in New South Wales.
# 400 years under the sea
A 400-year-old Greenland shark has been found to be the world's oldest vertebrate
The shark was probably born sometime between 1500 and 1740 with the most likely birth year 1620.
# suftum
Ulster signing Coetzee flies in to get settled before he completes knee rehab
Meanwhile, Rory Best was determined to redefine the phrase ‘farmer’s tan’.
# New Caledonia
Kitesurfer has heel torn off in shark attack off Pacific tourist island
The kitesurfer said he thought he was going to die.
# Perth
Shark trapped and killed at beach where man's leg was ripped off
The surfer is in a critical condition.
# Perth
Surfer in critical condition after leg ripped off in shark attack
“All hell broke loose,” during the attack at a southern Perth beach, according to a witness.
# Jaws
Woman goes to hospital with shark attached to her arm after being bitten at Florida beach
Witnesses said people were bothering the shark.
# Fight
A shark swallowed another shark in an aquarium
It appears that the shark swallowed its victim whole.
# surprise
Huge shark jumps three metres onto fishing boat
The shark died after fishermen sprayed it with fresh water and bashed it on the nose with a wooden bat.
# Marino Rocks
Australian beach evacuated after '23 foot shark' is spotted
“It’s the biggest I’ve ever seen … the photo really doesn’t do it justice.”
# great barrier reef
11-year-old boy wading in knee-deep water mauled by shark
It is the second attack on the Great Barrier Reef in four days.
# Rosslyn Bay
Swimmer mauled in shark attack near Brisbane, Australia
There were four shark attacks in Queensland in 2015.
# Aruba
Man killed by shark attack as he was clinging to a rescue buoy in Caribbean
Coast guard rescuers were trying to get to the man from a helicopter at the time.
# the drones
Australia has a high-tech new weapon in the battle to keep people safe from sharks
Drone technology is being deployed to help track the movement of sharks off Australia’s beaches.
# Shark
Man in his 60s "bitten to the bone" in Australia shark attack
It’s the latest in a string of similar incidents off the country’s east coast.
# Australia
Australia closes beaches as bodyboarder fights for his life after shark attack
Beaches remained closed yesterday after the attack which came just weeks after two others were mauled at a nearby region.