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Entries in shark attacks (2)

Monday
Jun192017

Which Is the Bigger Threat to the Other? Man or Sharks?

Thursday
Jul192012

Summer Time Is Snack Time for Sharks

Shark bite marks on kayak of California angler.

Years ago, I was fishing from the beach along the Panhandle of Florida when I noticed something that I’ll never forget:

Down to my right, four people had waded out about a hundred yards and were splashing about in waist-deep water. Suddenly, just a short cast away and only 10 feet from shore, I saw a large dorsal fin heading toward me from that direction.

As it moved closer, I could see that the fin belonged to a shark that easily measured 10 feet long. And it had swum between the swimmers and the beach without them ever knowing it.

I thought about that today as I was reading the story of a California man who was fishing from a kayak when a large shark tried to take a bite out of his small, yellow boat.

He was thrown from the kayak, but, fortunately, people in a nearby power boat picked him up before the shark came back for another bite.

To read more about this and the other 54 shark-related incidents worldwide during 2012, check out the Shark Attack Survivors News Archive.