Santa Barbara news sources are reporting that a shark attack has claimed a life at Surf Beach in Northern Santa Barbara County. Barely two years ago, Lucas Ransom was killed when a great white shark bit off the majority of his leg in a tragic incident. Noozhawk reports: "A 38-year-old man was fatally injured Tuesday when he was attacked by a shark while surfing at Surf … [Read more...]
Archives for 2012
Shark Attacks in Western Australia – What Surfers Should Know
Ben Linden lost his life at just 24 years old when a shark that locals have dubbed as "Brutus" attacked the surfer, who was just 200 miles away on an isolated beach in Western Australia. This marks the fifth death caused by shark attacks in Western Australia in the last 10 months alone. According to the Australia Shark File, there have been 689 cases of unprovoked shark … [Read more...]
Great White Sharks Invade Santa Barbara
After a rash of Great White Shark sightings and activity in Santa Barbara the last couple weeks, we thought we'd put up some information about these magnificent apex predators... Great white sharks are exceptionally large and live in most major oceans, in the coastal surface waters. They can reach lengths of more than 24 feet and are capable of weighing up to 6,000 pounds. … [Read more...]
Shark Attacks, Global Warming, and Climate Change – Can They Be Connected?
In recent times, Australia had five incidents of unprovoked shark attacks in Western Australia alone. In South Africa, two casualties resulted from five similar accidents. In Reunion, a French island, two out of 4 shark attacks had been fatal. Two such reports had also emerged from the Seychelles, and both had fatal results. Nonfatal shark attacks had also been reported in … [Read more...]
Reunion Island Claims Third Fatal Shark Attack Victim in a Year
UNBELIEVABLE NEWS... hot on the heels of last week's fatal shark attack in Western Australia, French Authorities are reporting today that 22-year old surfer Alexandre Rassica was attacked and killed in the Indian Ocean, in waters off of Reunion Island. This makes for the third deadly shark attack since last year, with attacks also taking place in June and September of … [Read more...]
Shark Week – The Highly Anticipated Summer TV Event!
Sharks are among the fiercest and most feared animals in the ocean. Their sharp teeth, large size and fast movement make them frightening creatures. We all see in movies and the news how these ocean giants can tear anyone’s flesh. But sharks are not just about that. This is the reason why Shark Week has been featured by Discovery Channel - in order for people, adults and kids … [Read more...]
FIVE FATAL SHARK ATTACKS, TEN MONTHS
In a grisly turn of events, the savage sharks of Western Australia have claimed yet another victim, as 2012 shapes up to be one of the most fatal years on record. The Herald has coverage of the event: The 4m killer dubbed Brutus by surfers near Wedge Island, 180km north of Perth mauled a 24-year-old man as he surfed with a mate at 9am yesterday. The victim, whose identity … [Read more...]