Shark Attacks

Is it Safe to Enter the Water?

If you plan to take a step and enter the water where shark species can injure, kill, or consume the land, animals might be present. You should learn all the information you can about those species and their negative interactions with the land animals (humans) “PRIOR” to entering the water.

One Step is all it takes

Once you leave the land and enter the water you are in legal terms entering “at your own risk”. They have found there is no way to predict what a dangerous species shark will do in all situations. It has been legally argued when you step in the water you made the decision to do so, of your own free will. You and you alone are responsible for what happens after you take the step into the water.

Common Sense

We know it is tough to find accurate information about shark attacks. We hope to share some of the things we learned after our first-hand shark attack experiences.  Apply common sense to all the shark and shark attack information you have learned. Here is an example:

The blue area is where you have a risk of being attacked by a shark. In the year 2019, all the experts claim there were (64) shark attacks worldwide, and (52) marked in red, or eighty-one percent of them happened at these two locations. Now that just doesn’t make any sense. 

San Clemente paddle-out memorial held for Santa Cruz surfer killed in shark a...
The day marked what would have been Kelly’s 27th birthday, a day also now known as “Ben Kelly Day,” Santa Cruz County officials announced this week.

Scientists investigating unusual three-shark attack in the Bahamas
A team of scientists are now investigating a shark attack that killed an American woman in the Bahamas. A biologist says there was likely a trigger that caused three sharks to attack 21-year-old ...

California surfer, 26, killed in shark attack
Ben Kelly became the first fatality from a shark attack in Northern California in 16 years after being attacked near a beach outside Santa Cruz.

American woman killed after shark attack in the Bahamas
A young American woman was killed after being swarmed by three sharks in the Bahamas. She was snorkeling just a few feet away from her loved ones. Carter Evans reports.

New details revealed about Santa Cruz surfer killed in shark attack
The shark that took the life of surfer Ben Kelly off Aptos on Saturday was a sub-adult great white at least 10-feet in length, according to local shark experts, and a gash to Kelly’s right knee caused ...

Surfer killed in shark attack was passionate about the sport
WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A 26-year-old man killed in a shark attack off a Northern California beach was an avid surfer who customized surfboards for a living. The Santa Cruz County coroner's office ...

Autopsy, witnesses reveals new details about Santa Cruz surfer shark attack
The shark that took the life of surfer Ben Kelly off Sand Dollar Beach in Aptos on Saturday was a young adult great white, likely in the 10 to 12 range, and its attack on his right knee caused him to ...

Shark Attack | Deliberate COVID Spreading | Local Hero | Patch PM
LOS ANGELES, CA — Share-worthy stories from across the Southland Patch cities to talk about tonight: Reality Star Kills Youtube Star In McLaren Sports Car Crash: LAPD "Ink Maste ...

Surfer killed in shark attack off Santa Cruz coast was passionate about the s...
A 26-year-old man killed in a shark attack off a Northern California beach was an avid surfer who customized surfboards for a living.

California Surfer Killed in Shark Attack Near Sand Dollar Beach
A 26-year-old man was killed in a shark attack off Manresa State Beach in northern California just days after drone footage showed sharks in the area.

Supes Honor Surfer Killed Earlier This Month In Shark Attack
The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday declared that this Thursday will be known as Ben Kelly Day in the county in honor of a surfboard shaper who died in a shark attack earlier this ...

Santa Cruz surf entrepreneur killed in shark attack remembered for his craft,...
The young #SantaCruz surfboard business owner killed in a rare fatal shark attack off Manresa State Beach is remembered for his passion for surfing and kindness toward others.


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San Clemente paddle-out memorial held for Santa Cruz surfer killed in shark a...
San Clemente paddle-out memorial held for Santa Cruz surfer killed in shark attack  OCRegister

Santa Cruz County Supervisors Honor Surfer Killed in Shark Attack - NBC Bay Area
Santa Cruz County Supervisors Honor Surfer Killed in Shark Attack  NBC Bay Area

26-year-old surfer killed in California shark attack - CNN
26-year-old surfer killed in California shark attack  CNN

Autopsy, witnesses reveals new details about Santa Cruz surfer shark attack -...
Autopsy, witnesses reveals new details about Santa Cruz surfer shark attack  East Bay Times

Surfer Killed in Santa Cruz County Shark Attack - NBC Bay Area
Surfer Killed in Santa Cruz County Shark Attack  NBC Bay Area

26-Year-Old Surfer Killed In Shark Attack Off Northern California Beach - CBS...
26-Year-Old Surfer Killed In Shark Attack Off Northern California Beach  CBS Los Angeles

‘Legend’: Santa Cruz surfer killed by shark celebrated as the brightest of li...
‘Legend’: Santa Cruz surfer killed by shark celebrated as the brightest of lights  The Mercury News

What Science Can Tell Us About The Santa Cruz Shark Attack - 90.3 KAZU
What Science Can Tell Us About The Santa Cruz Shark Attack  90.3 KAZU

Jersey Shore Survived Sandy and Shark Attacks. The Coronavirus Threat is "On ...
Jersey Shore Survived Sandy and Shark Attacks. The Coronavirus Threat is "On Another Level"  wbgo.org

Shark Attacks Surfer Off Moonlight Beach - KPBS
Shark Attacks Surfer Off Moonlight Beach  KPBS

Search for Answers After Deadly Shark Attack Near Santa Cruz - NBC Bay Area
Search for Answers After Deadly Shark Attack Near Santa Cruz  NBC Bay Area

Surfer killed in shark attack in northern California - Toronto Star
Surfer killed in shark attack in northern California  Toronto Star

Santa Cruz Community in Shock After Man Dies in Rare Shark Attack - NBC Bay Area
Santa Cruz Community in Shock After Man Dies in Rare Shark Attack  NBC Bay Area

Fatal Shark Attack Possible Side Effect of Quarantine Says Animal Planet Star...
Fatal Shark Attack Possible Side Effect of Quarantine Says Animal Planet Star  TMZ

PHOTOS: Fatal shark attack in Monterey Bay - The Salinas Californian
PHOTOS: Fatal shark attack in Monterey Bay  The Salinas Californian

Surfer dead after being attacked by shark - KTRK-TV
Surfer dead after being attacked by shark  KTRK-TV

Friends share in surfer’s faith after fatal shark attack - KSBW Monterey
Friends share in surfer’s faith after fatal shark attack  KSBW Monterey

Blood In The Water: The Real-Life Shark Attacks That Inspired Jaws - paNOW
Blood In The Water: The Real-Life Shark Attacks That Inspired Jaws  paNOW

Man killed by shark near Sand Dollar Beach - Santa Cruz Sentinel
Man killed by shark near Sand Dollar Beach  Santa Cruz Sentinel

26-year-old surfer killed in California shark attack (KION via CNN) - fox8.com
26-year-old surfer killed in California shark attack (KION via CNN)  fox8.com


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2020 Shark Attacks and Shark Attack Related Incidents • Re: 04/31/2020 - 16 y...
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Shark ‘aggressively bumps’ man south of Moonlight Beach in Encinitas; minor injuries reported

Encinitas lifeguards put up advisory signs Wednesday evening south of Moonlight Beach after a reported shark encounter. The advisory will be up for 24 hou...

2020 Shark Attacks and Shark Attack Related Incidents • 04/21/2010 - Female -...
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Shark Bites Woman in Foot at Crescent Head, AU

A woman was bitten by a shark at Crescent Head, Australia.

The unidentified woman was swimming in Killick Creek near the boat ramp when the incident occurred. An eyewitness saw the shark’s fin in the c...

2020 Shark Attacks and Shark Attack Related Incidents • 04/12/2020 - (Boat) S...
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'Terrifying' great white shark encounter off Stanmore Bay in Auckland

Steve Dickinson heard the great white before he saw it.

He was kayak fishing out on Auckland's Stanmore Bay, about 800m off shore. From the side of his craft floated an onion sack...

2020 Shark Attacks and Shark Attack Related Incidents • 02/01/2020 - Boat - ...
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2020.02.01MARQUESASUa HukaCanoeingKevinMNo injury, but canoe was scratched

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2020 Shark Attacks and Shark Attack Related Incidents • 05/07/2020 - Male - F...
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Man bitten by ‘toothy sea creature’ at Cocoa Beach, paramedics say Fire Rescue couldn’t confirm shark bite


COCOA BEACH, Fla. – A man was transported to a local hospital after being bitten by what Brevard County firefighters described as a “toothy s...

2020 Shark Attacks and Shark Attack Related Incidents • Re: 05/09/2020 - Ben ...
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Statistics: Posted by alb — Sun May 10, 2020 2:22 pm




2020 Shark Attacks and Shark Attack Related Incidents • 05/09/2020 - Ben Kell...
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A surfer killed in a shark attack off a Northern California beach has been identified as a 26-year-old man who lived in the area, officials said.

The victim was surfing near Manresa State Beach on the northern end of Monterey Bay Saturday afternoon...

2020 Shark Attacks and Shark Attack Related Incidents • 04/31/2020 - 16 yr ol...
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Shark bumps surfer in Encinitas

ENCINITAS, Calif. — A surfer was bumped by a shark Wednesday evening in Encinitas but got away with only a torn wetsuit and a puncture wound from a nearby stingray, according to authorities and a woman claiming to be...

2020 Shark Attacks and Shark Attack Related Incidents • 05/01/2020 - Woman - ...
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Woman Suffers Bite by Suspected Shark Off Summerland

Source: Robert Kovach for the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District
May 1, 2020 | 8:50 p.m.

The Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District along with AMR Ambulance responded about 2:...

2020 Shark Attacks and Shark Attack Related Incidents • 05/08/2020 - Dylan Na...
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French backpacker narrowly escapes death after being attacked by a shark while surfing at a popular Australian beach - only managing to survive after PUNCHING it twice in the face
French backpacker Dylan Nacass was attacked by a shark at Bells Beac...


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MBC NEWS: 5m Great white shark caught in southern Korea
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The video was uploaded by “MBC News” on 27. April 2020. This great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) was reportedly caught on April 26th 2020 in the waters off Hyangilam, located in Yeosu on the southern coast of the Korean Peninsula. The speci...

Spiral valve parasites of blue and common thresher sharks as indicators of sh...
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Spiral valve parasites of blue and common thresher sharks as indicators of shark feeding behavior and ecology Antonella Preti, Ken MacKenzie, Kate A. Spivey, Leslie R. Noble, Catherine S. Jones, Ralph G. Appy, Graham J. Pierce ABSTRACT: We documen...

Body temperature stability observed in the whale sharks
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Body temperature stability observed in the whale sharks, the world’s largest fish Itsumi Nakamura, Rui Matsumoto, Katsufumi Sato ABSTRACT: It is generally assumed that the body temperature of large animals is less likely to change due to their lar...

Hg and Se composition in demersal deep-sea fish from the North-East Atlantic
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Hg and Se composition in demersal deep-sea fish from the North-East Atlantic Guilherme Teixeira, Joana Raimundo, Joana Goulart, Valentina Costa, Gui M. Menezes, Miguel Caetano, Mário Pacheco, Ines Martins ABSTRACT: It has been emphasized that seaf...

The CITES appendix II-Listing of mako sharks
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The CITES appendix II-Listing of mako sharks — Revisiting counter arguments Nikolas Sellheim ABSTRACT: At the 18th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in August 2...

Penalty for interfering with Shark Control Program equipment
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News Release The State of QueenslandDepartment of Agriculture and Fisheries 21. May 2020 — — — — — — — — — — — Fisheries Queensland has served a Gold Coast man with two Fisheries Infringement Notices (FINs) after he entered the exclusion zone arou...

The giant devil ray is not giant, but it is the only spinetail devil ray
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The giant devil ray Mobula mobular (Bonnaterre, 1788) is not giant, but it is the only spinetail devil ray Notarbartolo di Sciara, G., Stevens, G. & Fernando, D. ABSTRACT: Mobula mobular, a mobulid species once considered a Mediterranean Sea endem...

Texas: Charges Filed For Sale Of Shark Fin Soup
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News ReleasesTexas Parks & Wildlife Department Game Warden Field NotesMay 15, 2020 — — — — — — — — — — ……FIN-itoTwo Harris County game wardens were searching the web when they saw a restaurant advertising shark’s fin and shredded chicken soup on t...

Identifying the source populations supplying the international trade of a cri...
by Helmut
DNA Zip‐coding: identifying the source populations supplying the international trade of a critically endangered coastal shark A. T. Fields, G. A. Fischer, S. K. H. Shea, H. Zhang, K. A. Feldheim, D. D. Chapman ABSTRACT: There is an urgent need for...

DNA Analysis Shows Great White Shark Attacked Male Surfer at Manresa State Beach
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News Release California Department of Parks and Recreation May 14, 2020 — — — — — — — — California State Parks, the California Department Fish and Wildlife  (CDFW) and Long Beach State University’s (CSULB) Shark Lab announced today that a white sh...


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Recent Attack News

20 of the most recent news articles on shark attacks. 

Shark Year Magazine

Shark News and information all year long. Shark Year Magazine

Government Shark Policies

What are the policies on sharks and shark attacks by the local government.

Shark Attack Information

Are you aware there are many types of shark attacks?

Attack or Bite

Those making money by you going in the water or those wanting to increase shark populations use the word bite. We use the words Shark Attack we want you to be safe.

Shark Attack Files

What are they good for?

Discovery and Nat Geo

Discovery and Nat Geo shark shows. What to expect from the production companies trying to sell shark attack shows. 

Shark Week

Shark Week survives by people being attacked by sharks.

Unprovoked vs Not Unprovoked

A Unprovoked shark attack and all the rest