Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Shark Attacks 2012

shark attacks
  1. Jan 3, 2012 - A 6' bronze whaler (copper shark) attacked 28 year Mike Wells while surfing off North Avoca Beach, New South Wales, Australia. His lower right arm and wrist were lacerated.
  2. Jan 15, 2012 - FATAL - 25 year old Lungisani Msungubana was attacked and killed by a bull shark while swimming at Second beach, Port St. John's, South Africa.
  3. Jan 18, 2012 - A bull shark attacked 44 year old Glen Folkard while surfing off Redhead Beach, New South Wales, Australia. He suffered lacerations to his thigh and buttocks.
  4. Jan 19, 2012 - A 3M (10') tiger shark attacked 26 year old David Pickering while snorkelling  off Coral Bay, Western Australia. He suffered lacerations to his right forearm.
  5. March 4, 2012 - An unknown shark bit 19 year old Justin Worral twice on the leg and foot while kite-surfing off Play Linda Beach, Brevard Country, Florida, and caused lacerations.
  6. March 14, 2012 - An unknown shark attacked 15 year old Sidney Levy twice while she was surfing off New Smyrna beach, Volusia County, Florida. Her ankle was lacerated.
  7. March 14, 2012 - At around the same time, an unknown shark attacked 17 year old Nick Romano at the same beach. His calf was lacerated. In both cases, the shark was described as being 4' - 5' long.
  8. March 15, 2012 - A 5' - 6' long bull shark attacked 61 year old Frank A Wacha Jnr. as he was surfing off Jensen beach, Martin Country, Florida. He suffered multiple lacerations to his left arm.
  9. March 20, 2012 - A small bull shark attacked 20 year old Billy O'Leary as he was surfing off Nobby Beach, Gold Coast, Australia. He suffered deep lacerations to his lower left leg.
  10. March 31, 2012 - FATAL -  A 4m shark, possibly a great white, attacked and killed 33 year old Peter Kurmann while diving off Stratham Beach in Southwest Australia.
  11. April 3, 2012 - a 10' tiger shark bit 28 year old Joshua Holley twice on the foot while surfing off the North Shore of Oahu, Honolulu.
  12. April 12, 2012 -  a great white shark bit 27 year old Michael Demasi on the thigh, causing grazing. He was kayaking in Dolphin Bay, South Australia, at the time, and he jumped out into the water to inspect the damage when he spotted the shark, which had come from below. It continued to attack his kayak, but left him alone.
  13. April 19, 2012 - FATAL - a 4 - 5m great white shark savaged 20 year old David Lilienfeld while surfing at Koeel Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.
  14. April 19, 2012 - an unknown 5' shark bit the hand of 28 year old Justin Ellingham while surfing at Melbourne Beach, Brevard County, Florida, USA. His fingers required reconstructive surgery.
  15. May 6, 2012 - a great white shark bit the paddleboard of 15 year old Rose McKereghan as she was paddle boarding off Catalina Island, California, USA. She suffered no injury.
  16. May 9, 2012 - an unknown shark bit the upper left thigh of 47 year old German national Karin Ulrike Stei as she was swimming off Vero Beach, Indian River County, Florida, USA. She suffered a severe wound and was lucky not to lose her leg.
  17. May 12 - a great white shark attack the kayak of 30 year old Joey Nocchi at Leffingwell Landing, Cambria, Humboltd County, California, USA. He suffered no injury despite being knocked into the water by the force of the attack.
  18. May15, 2012 - an unknown shark attacked 20 year old Tevita Naborisi while spearfishing at Matacucu Reef, Fiji. It bit is head causing severe injuries.
  19. May 20, 2012 - an 8' - 9' tiger shark bit the kayak in which Jerry Gallardo was sitting fishing, at Iroquiois Point, Oahu, Hawaii. He suffered no injury, but his kayak was left with teeth-marks.
  20. May 23, 2012 - a 4' - 5' unknown shark attacked 22 year old Chad Renfro while surfing at Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA. He suffered foot lacerations.
  21. May 29, 2012 - a 3m bull shark attacked 46 year old Benigno Medina Navarette while spearfishing at  Boca de la Leña, La Unión, Guerrerro, Mexico. It bit off his left hand.
  22. May 31, 2012 -  a 1.5' - 2' long unknown shark bit the foot of 33 year old Megan Konkler as she was wading in shallow water at Avon, Hatteras Island, Outer Banks, Dare County, North Carolina, USA.
  23. June 2, 2012 - an unknown shark attacked the foot of 25 year old Ryan Orellana-Maczynski as he was boogie-boarding at Myrtle Beach, Horry County, South Carolina, USA. His foot was badly bitten.
  24. June 3, 2012 - a 3m white pointer shark attacked the ski of 30 year old Mark Ayre as he was surf-skiing at Redhead Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. he suffered no injury.
  25. June 12, 2012, - a 1.5m unknown shark attacked 42 year old Mike Higgins as he was surfing at Port Campbell, Victoria, Australia. His right foot was lacerated.
  26. June 14, 2012 - an unknown shark attacked 16 year old Jordan Garosalo at Myrtle Beach, Horry County, South Carolina, USA. His right foot was lacerated.
  27. June 18, 2012 - an unknown shark bit the leg of 6 year old Brooklyn Daniel at Ocean Isle, Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA, as he was wading in shallow water. 
  28. June 20, 2012 - a 3m unknown shark attacked the ski of 62 year old Martin Kane as he was surf-skiing at Mullaloo Beach, Perth, Western Australia, as he was surf-skiing. His ski was badly damaged but he was uninjured.
  29. June 26, 2012 - a small reef shark bit 16 year old Sage St. Clair as she was sitting in shallow water at Kahana Beach, Maui, Hawaii. She suffered lacerations to he left thigh.
  30. June 26, 2012 - an unknown shark nipped the left foot of a 26 year old surfer at New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County, Florida, USA.
  31. June 26, 2012 - an unknown shark severely bit the thigh of  6 year old  Nickolaus Bieber  at Juno Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA.

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