The Shark Attack Resource Guide

Source of information on Shark Attacks worldwide, including links to Shark Information and images.
 
 
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Book Description
 
More horrifying than Jaws-- because it's true!

Since 1990 there have been 283 shark attacks worldwide-- 40 of which were fatal...In the past 15 years, reports of shark attacks have substantially increased...Over half the attacks occur in water no deeper than five feet...

Believe it or not, shark attacks are still a very real threat to humans. These unspeakably bloody encounters happen in shallow water, in "safe" areas, to people just like you-- people who thought it could never happen to them.

HONG KONG, 1995: A forty-five-year-old woman swimming in shallow water with fifty other people has one leg and one arm ripped off by the shark-- she dies before reaching the hospital.

CALIFORNIA, 1993: A man snorkeling with friends is swallowed headfirst halfway down his body-- luckily, the shark spits him back out with only bite wounds.

AUSTRALIA, 1993: A professional diver and mother of five is literally torn in half in front of her horrified family by a fifteen-foot great white shark.

HAWAII, 1991: Two vacationing friends out for a swim suddenly see a shark "the size of a car" swim by. After one of the women begins thrashing in panic, the shark attacks and kills her-- her body is later recovered with several limbs missing.

Read on for more blood-chilling accounts of people who fell prey to...SHARK ATTACKS.

Includes horrifying photos!

 

 

   
Here is an unflinching look at the terrifying phenomenon of shark attacks from the author of The Shark Almanac.

The shark is so well adapted to its element that its existence on the planet actually predates trees. When people enter that element in increasing numbers, as they have in recent years, the results can be tragic and seemingly arbitrary.

Author Tom Allen has carefully researched all known shark incidents from all over the world. The result is the most thorough and informative book to date on the phenomenon. SHARK ATTACKS contains the harrowing personal stories of shark attack survivors, expert opinions from marine biologists, and the latest scientific studies of shark behavior. Allenís fascinating analysis explains;

* Why so many attacks occur in water less than five feet deep * Which species are killers * What triggers an attack * Behavior just before an attack * Whether shark nets increase swimmer safety levels * Environmental and seasonal conditions that contribute to an increase in attacks * Why it is better to be below a shark than above it.

This is a book for everyone who wants to read about the frightening reality of shark attacks--and to understand the myths that surround this often misunderstood creature.
 

 
   
Visit Cocos (QTVR)   http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sharks/ Costa Rica's Cocos Island boasts more sharks per cubic yard of water than perhaps any other place on the planet, including whitetip reef sharks, 40-foot whale sharks, and hammerheads that school by the hundreds. On this latest NOVA/PBS Online Adventure, we joined Howard and Michele Hall, two of the world's leading underwater filmmakers, as they dove into this shark-infested paradise to shoot an IMAX large-format film, "Island of the Sharks
     
Warning - Sharks may be present  

http://www.sharkattackphotos.com/ 

When people mention the word "shark" a lot of people think of the film 'Jaws'. To a lot of beach visitors and even sailors shark attacks are sometimes more feared than things like hurricanes and earthquakes. Below is a little fact to put into perspective just how many shark attack fatalities there really are.

 

"Falling coconuts kill 150 people worldwide each year, 15 times the number of fatalities attributable to sharks," said George Burgess, Director of the University of Florida's International Shark Attack File and a noted shark research

 

     
 

Shark Attack

We are investigating shark attacks, close calls, completely harmless encounters, missing persons.

This information is intended for public safety, sensibility and a safer way to act within the ocean, which bebefits us all including the sharks.

As a specialty area, it has been shown that it is common for whales to beach themselves in order to get away from pack hunting sharks. We have video and photographic evidence, we would like to further this research area

 

     
 

http://chezclain.blogs.com/chez_dom_sophie/blue_crush/

Last week discovery channel proposed us beautiful documentaries about sharks during all the week.
A special night "Anatomy of a shark attack " freaked me out, they analysed 3 different attacks of sharks which have been filmed in live by people who where in the vincinity of the victims. The first victim was studying bull sharks when one of them bite his leg to the tibia, the second one the most frightening was a woman on a cruise in the middle of the pacific she just jumped in the water to swim with friends when a white shark cut all her leg in two bites, they analyse the bite and discovered that the jaw of the great white had 900 pounds of pressure.

 

     
  Among the grim and wondrous tales of discovery and adventure told by
those who first sailed the tropical seas, none was listened to with greater
interest and alarm than the terrifying stories of Tiburon, the savage sea
monster that could, with one snap of it's powerful jaws, bite a man in two.
Sharks were so little known in those days that there was not even an
English word for them. They were known by their Spanish name,
Tiburon.
     

 

Shark AttacksShark Attacks - Shark attacks grouped by region and safety advice concerning 

shark attacks and statistics and maps of shark attacks.

Great White Shark AttackGreat White Shark Attack - Great White shark attack photo gallery of an attack in 
Aldinga Beach Australia (1963). Victim required 462 stiches.

Shark Attack StatisticsShark Attack Statistics - Maps detailing shark attack statistics grouped by 
region. 1876-2002 World's Confirmed Unprovoked attacks by White Sharks

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