At The Fear Beneath one of our favorite blogs is Outposts, written by Pete Thomas. Pete covers hiking, surfing, fishing, and the great outdoors in Southern California; he's picked up on the Volusia County Shark Attacks with an article titled "Florida: Summer of the Shark II." We were (as always) delighted to see a mention of The Fear Beneath and our coverage of all the Volusia … [Read more...]
Florida Dog Narrowly Avoids Shark Bait Status
ISLAMORADA, FLORIDA A dog is recovering after a Florida Keys carpenter dove in to save his pet from a shark. Greg LeNoir said he took his 14-pound rat terrier Jake for a daily swim at a marina Friday. The five-foot shark suddenly surfaced and grabbed nearly the entire dog in its mouth. LeNoir said he yelled, then balled up his fists and dove headfirst into the … [Read more...]
23 SHARK ATTACKS IN ONE YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BREAKING NEWS With shark attack number 23 on an unidentified surfer Sunday, Volusia County has set the record for the most shark attacks in one year, breaking the previous record of 22 bites in the year 2001 (for which Volusia County was given the dubious distinction of being the Shark Attack Capital of the World.) The (currently) unidentified man was surfing just south … [Read more...]
Zero Coverage of Volusia County Shark Attacks in 2008
Mark Lane asks the same questions we've been asking for weeks here at The Fear Beneath; with a record-tying 22 shark attacks in Volusia County this year, where is the media? Have they suspended their coverage of shark attacks as a public safety issue? When Volusia County sets the record for shark attacks in a single year, will the news media finally wake up? Mark points out … [Read more...]
Volusia County: 22 Shark Attacks In ONE YEAR!
Everyone is reporting the same AP-style blurb, so here goes: ORMOND-BY-THE-SEA In Volusia County, a tourist from Tennessee has become the 22nd shark bite victim of 2008 -- tying the previous county record set in 2001. The Volusia Beach patrol says it looked like a 2- or 3-foot juvenile shark bit the unidentified man, 32, Sunday just before noon. The man was swimming … [Read more...]
Teenage Girl Mauled in Florida Shark Attack
The sixteenth attack this year in Volusia County alone!!! A 13-year-old New York girl was bitten by a shark while swimming in the ocean off New Smyrna Beach this afternoon. The girl was in waist- to chest-deep water when the shark bit her on the right leg between her ankle and knee, said Capt. Scott Petersohn of the Volusia County Beach Patrol. She suffered several … [Read more...]