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The surfer was bitten on the foot.
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The 15-year-old girl's dad said her screams were "spine chilling".
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Yep, she caught it with her bare hands.
The creature is said to be doing well after Monday's events.
People are fascinated and petrified by these creatures. But if anything, sharks should be afraid of humans -- many species of sharks are threatened by human activities, including overfishing and shark finning. If sharks were to disappear, it would be bad news for all of us. Here are just a few of the reasons why.
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It's exactly two years since he was attacked by a shark at the same event.
The Cronulla Sharks deny the club has an endemic drug problem after standing down their chairman Damian Keogh after his arrest for drugs possession. Keogh handed in his resignation on Saturday morning...
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The adult actress was in a shark cage.
There's so much people can do to avoid shark deaths and injuries.
'The shark settled right below me as if asking for help,' said diver Brett Johnson.
The attack happened in the state's north.
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Fairhaven Beach has been closed.
One shark was more than three metres long -- that's one-and-a-half Michael Jordans.
Five sharks have been caught in nets over the weekend.
Some people have all the luck. A couple vacationing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, went out combing the beach for shark teeth on Oct. 9 ― and happened upon the tooth of a megalodon, an enormous shar...
The New South Wales Government will deploy additional smart drum lines off beaches across the state in an effort to prevent shark attacks. Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair met with community le...
A surfer was bitten by a shark in Ballina this week and, once again, culls are being considered.
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An enigmatic species of shark native to the North Atlantic may be the longest-lived vertebrate on the planet. Newly released research on the Greenland shark shows that the creatures may live to be mor...
'Hey shark, where r u now? Hope I don't c u soon.'
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They're removing the licence forever.
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Boy shoots shark. Shark bites boy.
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Say hello to Australia's cutest shark. This little guy was filmed cruising around Perth, sunning his fin in the shallows and generally being adorable. The Royal Perth Yacht Club originally thought it...
Shark surveillance and sea rescue just got more sophisticated. A drone that can detect the aquatic beasts from the sky and drop down rescue pods to swimmers in distress will be deployed above coastlin...
If the bizarre Hollywood blockbuster Sharknado stuck to scientific facts, it wouldn't be particularly exciting. Australian scientists accidentally recorded the closest thing to a sharknado when a Cate...
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An 11-year-old boy has been airlifted to the mainland after a shark attack off a Great Barrier Reef island, paramedics say. A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the boy was flown by seaplane...
A number of beaches off the New South Wales coastline have been closed as sightings of large numbers of sharks continue over summer. Blacksmiths Beach, near Lake Macquarie, was shut for almost four ho...
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A high-seas stoush has erupted between Sea Shepherd campaigners and NSW Fisheries over shark-attracting baited drum lines. The non-profit conservation group released a statement saying they had been a...
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This feels like a pretty normal decision to me, but I'm an Australian. I'm a beaches kid. I've swum with sharks before both accidentally and on purpose. But I'm also in the middle of the nation's most lethal few years for shark attacks on record.
Aaah summer, when the sharks are jumping and the bush is burning -- or flooding. Yep, the Australian summer has its quirks. This year, we've only had a handful of summer days and already, there's been...