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Shark attack kills surfer off France's Reunion

La Providence - An attack by a shark has killed a surfer off France's Indian Ocean island of Reunion, the latest fatality in increasingly dangerous waters, emergency services said on Thursday.

Shark attacks woman, child at popular Australian tourist site

Sydney - A woman and a child were bitten by a shark in the popular Whitsunday Islands near Australia's Great Barrier Reef on Thursday in the latest of a string of such attacks, reports and officials said.

Swimmer killed by stingray, two mauled by sharks in Australia

Sydney - A swimmer died after a rare suspected stingray attack off an Australian beach while another two people were mauled in separate shark encounters this weekend.

Man killed in third shark attack in weeks on Great Barrier Reef

Sydney - A man has died after being mauled by a shark in the third such attack in two months at a popular tourist site on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, authorities said Tuesday.

Australia kills four sharks after tourist attacks

Sydney - Four large sharks have been killed in Australia after a woman and a 12-year-old girl were attacked at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot.

US swimmer dies from suspected shark attack: police

Washington - A swimmer has died from an apparent shark bite off the coast of Massachusetts in the northeastern United States, a police report on the rare incident said.

Sightings, satellites help track mysterious ocean giant

Brest - The sight of a basking shark's brooding silhouette gliding through the waters off western France is more than just a rare treat for sailors -- it is a boon for scientists trying to trace its secretive migrations across the globe.

Shark kills Czech tourist swimming in waters off Egypt

Apo - A Czech tourist was killed by a shark while swimming in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt, authorities said Sunday.

Great white spotted off Spain in decades first: marine group

Madrid - A great white shark was spotted in waters off Spain's Balearic Islands this week in what is the first such sighting by scientists in at least 30 years, a marine conservation group said Saturday.

Shark head found impaled on Australia fence

Sydney - A severed shark head, stuffed with cigarette butts and ocean debris, was found impaled on a fence at an Australian marine rescue organisation's office, with the gruesome discovery drawing criticism on social media.

Shark fears cancel elite surf competition in Australia

Sydney - An elite global surfing championship in west Australia was cancelled Wednesday after two shark attacks near the event, organisers said.

Samoa creates huge shark sanctuary

Wellington - The island nation of Samoa has declared its waters a shark sanctuary, joining a string of other Pacific countries in protecting the marine predators.Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele said the move would help sustain a vital part of the ocean's ecosystem....

At least 8,000 great white sharks off Australia coast: researchers

Sydney - At least 8,000 great white sharks roam the waters off Australia, according to research released Friday that is likely to renew debate about balancing conservation efforts with mitigating attacks.

Australia lifesaving drone makes first rescue

Sydney - A pair of Australian swimmers on Thursday became the first people to be rescued in the ocean by a drone when the aerial lifesaver dropped a safety device to distressed teens caught in rough seas.

Shark-spotting drones on patrol at Australian beaches

Sydney - High-tech shark-spotting drones are patrolling dozens of Australian beaches this summer to quickly identify underwater predators and deliver safety devices to swimmers and surfers faster than traditional lifesavers.

British doctor 'punches shark' to escape Australia mauling

Sydney - A young British doctor has described punching a shark that leapt from the water to attack him as he surfed off Australia's eastern coast, escaping with bite marks to his shoulder and arm.

'It was going to eat her' — Aussie teen survives shark scare

Sydney - An Australian teenager has survived a terrifying encounter with a great white shark, with her harrowing screams alerting her father who was certain it was about to "eat her".

Lost Australia diver swam miles to shore stalked by shark

Sydney - A diver separated from his boat off the coast of Australia said Sunday he was lucky to be alive after being forced to swim miles back to shore -- shadowed by a large tiger shark.

'Fluffy' the great white shark heads back to sea

Sydney - A baby great white shark that stunned onlookers when it washed up on a popular Sydney beach was released back into the ocean Tuesday after spending the night in an aquarium.The thrashing 1.5-metre (4.

Surfer 'mauled in Australia shark attack'

Sydney - A surfer was thrown into the air and his board snapped in a suspected great white shark attack off Australia's east coast Sunday that left him with bloody cuts to his right hip.

Shark skin inspires new antibacterial surface

A new type of antibacterial surface technology has been developed. The inspiration for the surface came from a study of the skin of sharks. The surface has been commercialized by a company called Sharklet Technologies.

Australian bodyboarder survives bump from shark

Sydney - A bodyboarder swimming close to shore survived a close encounter with a large shark Sunday after being bumped by the marine predator off Western Australia.

Australian bodyboarder survives bump from shark

Sydney - A bodyboarder swimming close to shore survived a close encounter with a large shark Sunday after being bumped by the marine predator off Western Australia.

Australian bodyboarder survives bump from shark

Sydney - A bodyboarder swimming close to shore survived a close encounter with a large shark Sunday after being bumped by the marine predator off Western Australia.

Great white shark jumps into Australian fisherman's boat

Sydney - An elderly Australian fisherman has lived to tell the tale after a great white shark leapt into his boat, surviving with only an injured arm after he was sent flying by the thrashing beast.

Great white shark jumps into Australian fisherman's boat

Sydney - An elderly Australian fisherman has lived to tell the tale after a great white shark leapt into his boat, surviving with only an injured arm after he was sent flying by the thrashing beast.

Great white shark jumps into Australian fisherman's boat

Sydney - An elderly Australian fisherman has lived to tell the tale after a great white shark leapt into his boat, surviving with only an injured arm after he was sent flying by the thrashing beast.

Family see shark kill teenage daughter off Australia

Sydney - A 17-year-old girl has died after being mauled by a shark in full view of her parents on Australia's southwest coast, authorities said Tuesday.

Massive Hong Kong shark fin seizure as ban flouted

Hong Kong - Hong Kong authorities have seized more than a tonne of shark fins as activists warn traders are sneaking the sought-after delicacy into the city by mislabelling shipments to get around bans by major transporters.

Surf king Kelly Slater calls for Reunion shark cull

Paris - One of the greatest surfers of all time, Kelly Slater, has sparked controversy by calling for a shark cull around the Indian Ocean island of Reunion after a bodyboarder was killed there.
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