The Truth Behind Alligator Attacks in Florida

American Alligator Attacks - Photo by Cheryl Empey

In just five days, two teenagers had been subject to alligator attacks in Florida. Unfortunately, one of these two encounters had caused 17-year-old Kaleb Langdale his right arm. According to reports on the incident, the results could have been much worse if not for the quick thinking of the teenager and his friends. While his friends immediately called 911 for rescue, Kaleb … [Read more...]

Surfer survives great white shark attack near San Luis Obispo

Los Osos, California — Authorities say a surfer at a Central California beach survived an attack by a juvenile great white shark. Supervising State Park Ranger Robert Colligan said Sunday that the man in his 50s sustained minor injuries and was able to paddle himself to shore. The 11:30 a.m. attack happened at Sand Spit beach in the Montana De Oro State Park west of San Luis … [Read more...]

Shark Attack on Outrigger Sends Santa Barbara Woman into Ocean

Great White Shark Approaches - Photo by Andrew Brigmond

What was said to be a young Great White shark took two bites on an outrigger canoe Sunday three miles off the Santa Barbara coast. The woman on board was sent into the ocean, but was not harmed. Tara Burnley reported the incident to the Harbor Patrol on Leadbetter Beach. The outrigger was clearly chewed but she was unscathed. Burnley said the shark was about six-feet … [Read more...]

Surf Beach Shark Attacks Claim Another Life

Surf Beach Shark Attack Surfboard

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...]

Great White Sharks Invade Santa Barbara

Great White Shark Near Bixby Ranch, CA

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?

Shark Attacks and Climate Change

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

Shark Attack Victim Surfer

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...]

FIVE FATAL SHARK ATTACKS, TEN MONTHS

Wedge Island, Australia, Shark Attack

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...]

Rincon: Queen of the… Sharks?

Rincon - Queen of the Sharks

Spotted recently at Rincon County Park in Santa Barbara, CA... Known for occasionally amazing surf, consistent overcrowding, and a bloody history of shark attacks, Rincon is a scary, scary place to paddle out. Respect the ocean, respect the locals, and respect the 20' bloodthirsty residents of the local reefs. Luckily the Santa Barbara government is looking out for us … [Read more...]