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08/24/2005 Jarrod Stebhens (Australia) ***Fatal***

Shark attacks research diver

Wednesday, August 24, 2005; Posted: 7:41 p.m. EDT (23:41 GMT)

Expert suspects shark was a great white or bronze whaler.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- A marine researcher is missing and presumed dead after he was attacked by a shark off a popular beach near the southern Australian city of Adelaide, police said.

Two researchers from Adelaide University were diving to collect cuttlefish eggs Wednesday when the shark attacked.

Two other people ...
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08/24/2005 Tony Simmonson (California)

Shark Attack: Scripps Pier, August 24th, 2005

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On August 24, 2005, Tony Simmonson was surfing near the Scripps pier at La Jolla Shores, San Diego. It was 11:00 AM and he had been in the water about one hour. The sky was clear with an air temperature of about 80 degrees. The surf was running about 4 feet with a water temperature in the mid-60s and good visibility. He was about 30 feet ...
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08/22/2005 Nicholas House (South Carolina)

Posted on Thu, Aug. 25, 2005

2nd youth bitten by shark on Strand

17-year-old not seriously hurt; blacktip suspected in both incidents

By KELLY MARSHALL

The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News


MYRTLE BEACH — A Canadian teenager staying in North Myrtle Beach became the second shark bite victim this week on the Grand Strand. The bite on 17-year-old Nicholas House was probably from a blacktip shark, said George Burgess, a biologist at the Florida Museum of ...
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08/23/2005 Jacob Kolessar (South Carolina)

Officials: Marks on boy from shark bite

By Kelly Marshall

The Sun News


Wildlife officials said deep bite marks indicate that a 8-year-old Pennsylvania boy swimming Sunday morning near 34th Avenue North was bitten by a shark.

It was the second confirmed shark attack this summer in the Carolinas and the first for Myrtle Beach.

"I'm sure it was an unintentional bite," said Glenn Ulrich, a fishery biologist with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. ...
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08/19/2005 Julian Elizondo (Texas)

Boy in fair condition after shark attack

Staff and wire reports



GALVESTON - A 12-year-old boy was in fair condition Saturday after being bitten by a shark on his left foot the day before.

Julian Elizondo was walking in knee-deep water Friday along Crystal Beach, east of Galveston Island, when he felt something grab his foot, according to a statement released by his family.

When he couldn't pull away, Elizondo "knocked the shark in the ...
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08/12/2005 Chris O'Connor (North Carolina)

42 8-12 USA North Carolina Alabama Beach access, Carolina Beach, New Hanover County Swimming Chris O'Connor 16 11h30 6' shark

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08/06/2005 Michael Lamb (South Carolina)

8-6 USA South Carolina Isle of Palms, Charleston County Swimming Michael 14 Puncture wounds on left foot 09h45

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07/28/2005 Nicole Carlos (Florida)

Shark bites teen in waist-deep water in Florida
13-year-old girl suffers minor injuries to her left hand

Updated: 6:50 a.m. ET July 28, 2005
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A 13-year-old girl was bitten on the hand by a shark as she waded in shallow water in the Atlantic Ocean, authorities said.

Nichole Carlos of Jupiter suffered a cut on the back of her left hand and had bite marks near her wrist, emergency workers said. ...
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07/23/2005 Bob Thompson (Florida)

Shark bites swimmer in Ormond Beach

STAFF REPORT

DAYTONA BEACH — A man surfing in the ocean in Ormond Beach became Volusia County´s latest shark bite victim Saturday, Beach Patrol officials said.

Sixty-three-year-old Robert Thompson was bitten on his right foot in the water south of the Seminole Avenue beach approach about 11:30 a.m., Beach Patrol spokesman Scott Petersohn said.

Thompson suffered lacerations on the bottom of his toes and the end of his foot, ...
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07/23/2005 Matthew Pearce (Florida)

Man reports ankle bite in surf

STAFF REPORT

NEW SMYRNA BEACH — A 25-year-old Heathrow resident may be Volusia County´s second shark-bite victim of 2005.

Beach Patrol Capt. Tony Sopotnick said Matthew Pearce told officers he was surfing about a quarter mile south of Ponce de Leon Inlet at about 11:15 a.m. Friday when he stepped off his surfboard and was forcefully bumped.

"He said it almost knocked him over," Sopotnick said.

Almost simultaneously, Pearce ...
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