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Victim of central California shark attack is identified

Dec. 29, 2021 20:39 PM EST

MORRO BAY, Calif. (AP) — A man killed by a Christmas Eve shark attack in central California was visiting family and had decided to go boogie boarding, friends and family members said. Tomas Butterfield, 42, of Sacramento was killed Friday morning in Morro Bay near Morro Bay State...

Shark that killed man in California was likely a great white

Dec. 26, 2021 15:08 PM EST

MORRO BAY, Calif. (AP) — A shark that killed a man off the coast of central California on Christmas Eve was likely a great white, an official said. The man was pulled from the waves near Morro Bay on Friday after a surfer saw him face down in the water with a boogie board floating...

Surfer killed in apparent shark attack off California coast

Dec. 25, 2021 16:41 PM EST

MORRO BAY, Calif. (AP) — A surfer was killed in an apparent shark attack on Christmas Eve off the central coast of California, authorities said. The male surfer was pulled from the water north of the famous Morro Rock around 10:45 a.m., Morro Bay police said on Twitter on Friday....

Surfer killed in apparent shark attack off California coast

Dec. 24, 2021 19:00 PM EST

MORRO BAY, Calif. (AP) — A surfer was killed in an apparent shark attack on Christmas Eve off the central coast of California, authorities said. The male surfer was pulled from the water north of the famous Morro Rock around 10:45 a.m., Morro Bay police said on Twitter. He was not...

Extinct shark named after LSU museum official as she retires

Dec. 24, 2021 13:09 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana State University museum official has received a unique retirement gift -- researchers in Alabama and South Carolina named a prehistoric shark species after her. Suyin Ting has been collections manager for vertebrate paleontology at the LSU...

Australia police call off search for man attacked by shark

Nov. 07, 2021 09:04 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Police in western Australia on Sunday called off a search for a swimmer who was attacked by a shark. The wife of Paul Millachip, 57, said she was with him at the Port Beach in the suburb of Perth on Saturday morning when two teenagers on a boat witnessed...

Rescuers in west Australia search for man attacked by sharks

Nov. 06, 2021 05:24 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Rescue services in western Australia were searching for a man who was attacked by multiple sharks, police said. Two teenagers on a boat saw what they believed was a shark attack at Port Beach in the North Fremantle suburb of Perth on Saturday morning and...