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“An UNPROVOKED Shark Attack is only one of many types of Shark Attack”

When you see the words Unprovoked or Bite associated with Shark Attacks, someone is trying to hide shark dangers you may face should you enter the water. In most cases, the word unprovoked equals the number of incidents shared with the public. Any other type of Shark Attack is kept a secret from the public.

12/09/2018 - Joel Mason - Australia

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12/09/2018 - Joel Mason - Australia

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Surfer who previously referred to himself as "shark bait" attacked in NSW

A man who’s previously referred to himself as “shark bait” is in hospital after a shark attack on the NSW mid-north coast.

Joel Mason received five deep lacerations to one of his lower legs when he was bitten by a shark at Nambucca Heads after 7am on Sunday, a NSW Ambulance spokesman told AAP.

Police say the 36-year-old was surfing near Scotts Head Beach when he bitten on the leg.

He managed to swim to a nearby break wall, where a passer-by saw him and contacted emergency services.

He was treated at the scene before being flown to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, where he’s in a stable condition.

The man’s dad said his son has loved surfing since he was young.

“He says he’s shark bait but he’s prepared to take the risk and he does,” Rob Mason told reporters on Sunday.

“He loves to surf early and he loves to surf by himself which is a bit risky but nothing ventured, nothing gained.”

Beaches in the area were closed.

A simple explanation of the word unprovoked is chosen to be shared. Each year shark attack researchers choose certain shark attacks they share with the public. The ISAF website states, “All of the data publically available on the ISAF website is from unprovoked incidents.” Ocean users, beware that the ISAF has 6800 incidents on file, with only 3292, or 47%, being chosen to be shared with the public. In 2019 they chose 45%, and in 2020 they only chose 44% of the investigated incidents.
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