Latest Sharks News

A Connecticut couple rescues a baby shark caught in a work glove

Sep. 12, 2023 12:48 PM EDT

GLASTONBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut couple's scuba diving trip in Rhode Island on Monday turned into a mission to rescue a baby shark. Deb and Steve Dauphinais, of Glastonbury, Connecticut, were diving on the sand flats off Jamestown, Rhode Island, when Deb Dauphinais spotted...

3 sailors whose boat was damaged in several shark attacks have been rescued in Coral Sea

Sep. 06, 2023 22:59 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Three sailors from Russia and France were rescued on Wednesday after the inflatable catamaran they were trying to navigate from Vanuatu to Australia came under attack from sharks, authorities said. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said it...

Daughter says NYC shark bite victim has had 5 surgeries and has been left with permanent disability

Aug. 18, 2023 15:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 65-year-old woman who was bitten by a shark at a New York City beach has undergone five surgeries since the attack and will require more, her daughter said in a statement. Tatyana Koltunyuk's recovery from the Aug. 7 shark bite will also take years of physical...

Woman seriously injured by rare shark bite off NYC's Rockaway Beach

Aug. 08, 2023 18:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman was seriously injured after a shark bit through her thigh while she was swimming at a New York City beach, officials said, an unusually severe attack that appears to be without precedent in recent decades. The 65-year-old woman, whose name has not been...

Drones sweep for sharks along New York coast as encounters rise with beachgoers

Jul. 07, 2023 13:11 PM EDT

WANTAGH, N.Y. (AP) — Off the coast of Long Island, drones sweep over the ocean, patrolling the water for any danger that might lurk below the surface as beachgoers grow more vigilant because of a recent spate of shark encounters. Over two days this week, five people reported being...

Possible shark attacks prompt heightened patrols at New York's Long Island beaches

Jul. 04, 2023 22:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two swimmers were apparently attacked by sharks off the shores of Long Island on Tuesday, a day after two others reported being attacked while enjoying the water at popular New York beaches. At least one beach delayed opening to holiday revelers Tuesday, after...

Today in History: July 3, Union wins pivotal Civil War Battle of Gettysburg

Jul. 03, 2023 00:16 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 3, the 184th day of 2023. There are 181 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 3, 1976, Israel launched its daring mission to rescue 106 passengers and Air France crew members being held...