# Shark attacks
A Horrifying Shark Attack When a 16-Foot Great White Played Tug of War With a Teenager While She Was Being Rescued
Heather Boswell was a 19-year-old teenager in 1994 when she was savagely attacked by a monstrous Great White shark while taking a dip in the ocean with friends. At that time she was working on a research ship when what was supposed to be a day off from work to be spent frolicking in the water quickly turned into a bloody nightmare.
Refugees Were Ruthlessly Fed to Hungry Sharks By Their Smugglers While Fleeing Across Shark-Infested Waters
Every year thousands of migrants from the sub-Saharan region of Africa attempt the perilous crossing on rickety boats to countries such as Yemen, Italy, and Spain in the hopes of a better life.
Diver Decapitated in Horrific Attack by a 19-Foot Great White Shark
53-year-old Manuel López was diving for mollusks near San Jose Beach in Tobari Bay on the western coast of Mexico when a monstrous 19-foot Great White shark attacked and decapitated him. The shark also took a bite off his shoulders in the feeding frenzy that ensued.
Women and Children Were Deliberately Thrown Into the Middle of a Horrific Shark Feeding Frenzy in the Cheribon Atrocity
The Cheribon Atrocity which occurred during World War II is named after Cheribon, a port city in Northern Java. In July 1945, 90 European civilians consisting of me, women, and children were loaded onboard a Japanese naval submarine heading out to sea from Cheribon. According to reports, none of the civilians were allowed inside the boat and had to stand on the deck: "As dusk fell on that day in late July, the submarine set sail. It traveled on the surface, the ninety prisoners standing outside on deck. From the top of the conning tower two machine guns, aimed fore, and aft, could be plainly seen. Fearing the worst, many of the women started crying but were helpless to do anything."
Survivors Fleeing the Sinking HMS Birkenhead Jumped Right Into the Waiting Jaws of Hungry Sharks That Roamed False Bay
The HMS Birkenhead, captained by Robert Salmond, was an iron-hulled paddle steamer that had set sail from Portsmouth, England to Cape Town, South Africa. The passengers consisted mostly of soldiers going to fight in the Frontier War in South Africa.
A Massive Great White Shark Caught Off the Coast of Italy had a Cow, Dog and Other Grisly Remains in its Stomach
There are not many accounts of Great white shark sightings in the Mediterranean. However, legends say it is home to terrifying monsters that roam the deep. The Maltese talked about a "whale-sized shark" that they referred to as silfjun while a 17th-century Italian nobleman named Giovanni Francesco Abela wrote about a sea monster with fearsome teeth that once washed ashore.
Captured Allied Soldiers Were Cruelly Forced Into Tiny Bamboo Cages and Fed to Vicious Sharks in the Pig Basket Atrocity
Following their surrender to the Japanese Imperial Army in East Java, Indonesia in 1942, around 200 Allied soldiers took to the hills around Malang to form pockets of guerilla resistance. They were eventually captured by the Kempetai, the military police arm of the Imperial Japanese Army and what resulted was a horrific war crime known as the Pig Basket atrocity.
Why are there so many shark attacks in New York?
great white shark swimming in waterPhoto by Gerald Shcombs (Unsplash) New York is experiencing more shark attacks in record numbers. A teen surfer was recently bitten off the coast of Long Island, New York. This attack was the sixth attack in the area over the last three weeks. As a result, the state of New York is taking safety measures, including more hours for lifeguard and the first ever drone patrols for sharks.
Survivors of the Deadliest Peacetime Shipwreck in Maritime History Were Savagely Mauled by Sharks
MV Doña Paz was a Japanese-built and Philippine-registered passenger ferry that sank after colliding with the oil tanker Vector on December 20, 1987. The Dona Paz was en route to Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, from Leyte Island when the collision with the tanker happened.
California’s “Red Triangle” Is Known For Over 1/3 of Great White Shark Attacks
California is home to some amazing beaches, however, there is a particular stretch of ocean that has a bloody reputation. The Red Triangle is the colloquial name of a roughly triangle-shaped region off the coast of northern California, extending from Bodega Bay, north of San Francisco, out slightly beyond the Farallon Islands, and down to the Big Sur region, south of Monterey.
The Day a Fearsome Shark Ran Amok an Inland Creek in New Jersey
During the summer months, sharks are in the news. Reports of shark sightings and shark encounters run rampant. However, most of these occur in the ocean, and very rarely do we hear of shark attacks that occur in creeks. But it happened in 1916 when a fearsome shark, reported as 7 feet long and weighing 230 pounds, managed to terrorize the inhabitants of a tiny inland town located in New Jersey.
The Survivors of the La Seyne Were Ruthlessly Mauled By a Shoal of Sharks
During the early hours of Sunday, April 14, 1909, little did the passengers aboard the Singapore-bound steamer, La Seyne, know that they were heading straight for the jaws of death.
The Horrifying Story of How Hundreds of Sharks Circled the Survivors of the USS Indianapolis
The deadliest mass shart attack in human history occurred in 1945 when the USS Indianapolis, an American warship, was torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine. This disaster is known as the greatest loss of life at sea from a single ship in the history of the US Navy due to the fact that only 316 out of a crew of 1136 sailors managed to survive their horrifying ordeal at sea.
What Lurks Beneath: Terrifying Video of Shark Infested Waters in Florida Released
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office urged water enthusiasts to exercise caution after they released a video on Facebook that shows an aerial view of dozens of sharks on Florida's Gulf coast. This is what the agency said in the Facebook post: “A day in the water is a fun way to beat our Florida heat, but it’s important to be aware of the dangers below the water as well as above.”
Shipwreck Survivor Recalls Deadly Attack by Great White Sharks
In 1982, Deborah Kiley a 24-year-old sailor was on a routine sailing trip from Maine to Florida when the yacht she was sailing capsized in the Atlantic Ocean leaving the survivors clinging for dear life.
40% of The World's Shark Attacks Happened in Florida in 2021 – And Attacks Are on the Increase Too
Figures have just been released that detail the number of shark attacks reported worldwide for 2021. After 3-years of declining numbers it seems that attacks are on the increase again.