Stackpole Books. 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4. (Nov. 20, 2011) http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/Gallery/Descript/NarrowtoothShark/NarrowtoothShark.html, "Nurse shark." How many sharks are killed recreationally each year -- and why? A loyal dog dragged a shark off its owner after the predator bit the man's ankle. (May 19, 2008) http://www.sharkinfo.ch/SI4_99e/accidents.html, Ritter, Erich K. "Which shark species are really dangerous?" "The Private Life of Sharks: The Truth Behind the Myth." Nick Lyons Books/Schocken Books. The number of human-shark interactions is strongly correlated with time spent by humans in the sea. (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times … National Geographic News. "A Killer Gets Some Respect." Requiem sharks: Galapagos, Silky, and Dusky sharks, Tiburón galapago, sedoso, y oscuro." Visit our Community Guidelines for more information and details on how to adjust your email settings. Florida Museum of Natural History. (Nov. 18, 2011) http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/05/110506-biggest-great-white-sharks-apache-caught-animals-science/. After a 10-minute struggle trying to reel in the catch, White was forced to drag the fish to shore. The dog somehow managed to get out of the car and run to his owner’s rescue. A surfer was attacked by a shark on Tuesday morning near Honolua Bay in Hawaii, forcing the suspension of a surfing competition, officials said. "The Shark Watchers' Guide." (May 19, 2008) http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23376259/, Martin, R. Aidan. Parker. (May 19, 2008) http://www.time.com/time/2001/sharks/cover.html, "Narrowtooth shark." Florida Museum of Natural History Ichthyology Department. (May 19, 2008) http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/attacks/perspect.htm, Castro, Jose L. and Peebles, Diane Rome. "A Comparison with the Number of Biting Injuries Occurring Annually in New York City." 1999. One fishing story proves that a man’s best friend is truly his dog. July 18, 2008. By continuing to use our site, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. A shark attack is an attack on a human by a shark.Every year, around 80 unprovoked attacks are reported worldwide. (Nov. 20, 2011) http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/Gallery/Descript/Tigershark/tigershark.htm, "White shark." (May 19, 2008) http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/statistics/species2.htm, International Shark Attack File. International Shark Attack File. The two dogs were usually kept in the laundry room when the dogs' owner, the victim's 45-year-old stepson, left the house. PSA: Please make sure you have fur friendly bandages, like PawFlex bandages, for your pets. It’s not even up for debate. Feb. 10, 2011. Dimensions in Time, Episode 12. (Nov. 19, 2011) http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/great-white-sharks.html, Randall, John E. "Coastal Fishes of Oman." "Why Can't We Be Friends?" Raffaele, Paul. "ISAF Statistics on Attacking Species of Shark." Pitbulls get a totally bad reputation. These worldwide numbers are small given the millions of humans that enter the water. (Nov. 20, 2011) http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/Gallery/Descript/Sandtiger/Sandtiger.html, "Sea Shepherd opposes call for shark cull." Muscle-bound sportsman James White says he has his dog … James White was fishing on July 21 in a northern California bay when he felt a strong tug on the end on his line. March 8, 2005. Florida Museum of Natural History. SEASIDE, Ore. — A surfer was bitten by a shark in Seaside Cove, the city of Seaside said. 2001. This website uses cookies to personalize your content (including ads), and allows us to analyze our traffic. (May 19, 2008) http://www.sharkinfo.ch/SI1_99e/attacks2.html, "Sand tiger shark." (May 19, 2008) ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/009/ad123e/AD123e00.pdf. Personal Correspondence. A video of a brave dog has gone viral, with the pooch earning praises online after it jumped into waters to ‘save’ its owners from a shark attack. If a cat saw its owner being attacked by a 6-foot shark it would probably turn around and piss in his truck instead of attempting to help. "Field Guide to Requiem Sharks (Elasmobranchiomorphi: Carcharhinidae) of the Western North Atlantic." (Nov. 21, 2011) http://www.oceanoasis.org/fieldguide/carcharhinus.html, Bester, Cathleen. White said Darby threw himself on the shark and bit its gills which made the shark’s grip tighten even harder on his ankle. Watch the video above: Snake regurgitates dog … Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. White says he’s eternally grateful for his dog’s quick choice of action which in the end helped free the shark off his leg and back into the water. 2011. Jan. 29, 2008. Tennesen, Michael. Just like every other dog breed on the planet, they are perfect angels when they’re treated with love and affection. May 6, 2011. Just now a little more.”. Sharks of the World. Florida Museum of Natural History. He called out for help but no one heard him. "Are unprovoked shark attacks becoming more common?" Except for his faithful pal Darby. Volume 4. In a video posted on Twitter by @Frenchring51, a dog is chilling in the ocean when a shark tries to attack him. It is the winter of “Jaws” Down Under, with over 11 shark attacks reported so far. Grace, Mark. Live Science. The Lyons Press. Read more about cookies here. (Nov. 20, 2011) http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/Gallery/Descript/Whiteshark/whiteshark.html, Shark Research Committee. The man was injured in his lower leg. Nov. 1, 2011. A California fisherman was saved by his pit bull named Darby after a 6-foot shark chomped on the man’s leg, prompting the fearless pooch to … (Nov. 20, 2011) http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/Gallery/Descript/nurseshark/nurseshark.htm, "Oceanic Whitetip Shark." It's a good thing we have PawFlex MediMitt bandages in our first aid kit if we need to patch up a little scratch from the shark. With summer coming and the beach calling, do you start thinking about sharks? University of Hawaii Press. "What's Up With All These Shark Attacks?" (May 19, 2008) http://www.mbayaq.org/efc/living_species/default.asp?inhab=432. International Shark Attack File. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website. The yearly average of unprovoked shark attacks on humans is 80, resulting in about 6 deaths. 1998. 1995 (Nov. 21, 2011) http://books.google.com/books?id=TnWYDUE1ibkC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false, Ritter, Erich K. "Anatomy of a Shark Attack." Lloyd, Robin. "Shark attacks aren't the story, experts say." "FAO species catalogue. Time. (Nov. 18, 2011) http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/attacks/relariskdog.htm. November 2001. The nurse shark doing what it does best -- resting. "The Sharks of North America." (Nov. 28, 2011) http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/06/0623_030627_swimmingwithsharks.html. Shark Info. Earlier this summer, a video went viral showing a shark attempting to attack a lone dog wading in shallow water along the shore. “If it wasn’t for him I would have been a lot worse,” said White. April 29, 2002. Florida Museum of Natural History. Whatever the ultimate cause of shark attacks, we are a far greater threat to them than they are to us. Dogs are the best. "Shark/Human Interactions Along the Pacific Coast of North America." According to the International Shark Attack File, the Tiger shark ranks No. ReefQuest Centre for Shark Research. Allen, Thomas B. Walker, Matt. A California man explains how his pitbull saved him from a shark attack while fishing. The clip continued, with the guard dog swimming around in the water clearly looking for the shark. Dingerkus, Guido. Improved global communications between ISAF, scientific observers and beach safety organizations as well as increased coverage of sharks in the media has heighten… We have enabled email notifications—you will now receive an email if you receive a reply to your comment, there is an update to a comment thread you follow or if a user you follow comments. "Bull Shark." Sydney Morning Herald. It sounds like a fishy tale but if one man's dog did not take on a shark, he may have lost his leg - or his life. The drama unfolded when fisherman James White landed a 180cm shark which managed to bite down on his ankle as it thrashed around on the ground. We ask you to keep your comments relevant and respectful. 64 unprovoked shark attacks were reported around the globe, which was down from the average of 82. As hard as he could try, White couldn’t shake off the shark’s piercing grip. One fishing story proves that a man’s best friend is truly his dog. Feb. 27, 2008. "Shark Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance." Part 2. A 100-pound pit bull named Darby proved his loyalty after fighting off a shark that had sunk its teeth into his owner’s ankle, according to NBC News. A MAN'S BEST FRIEND: Pit bull bites shark to save California dog owner during fishing trip, Darby the dog that saved its owner from a shark. Marinebio.org. "Oceanic Whitetip Shark." Florida Museum of Natural History. (Nov. 20, 2011) http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/Gallery/Descript/bullshark/bullshark.htm, Burgess, G.H. The stepson's wife and another adult remained shut in another room during the attack and phoned the dog's owner, who arrived home to find his stepfather dead. Moonpie's imaginary encounter with a shark. Beller, Patricia. Florida Museum of Natural History. "Underwater Photographer On Swimming With Sharks." Carcharhiniformes." Other times an attack may protect a shark’s space, much as a dog barks at and bites intruders. National Geographic News. (May 19, 2008) http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/Sharks/ISAF/ISAF.htm, "ISAF Statistics on Attacking Species of Shark." Smithsonian. (Nov. 20, 2011) http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/Gallery/Descript/BlueShark/BlueShark.html, "Blue Sharks, Prionace glauca." (Nov. 29, 2011) http://books.google.com/books?id=KQdeVX1yX6AC&pg=PA406&dq=copper+shark+attack&hl=en&ei=8ynVTojHIsnX0QHrlemgAg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CEUQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=copper%20shark%20attack&f=false, Compagno, Leonard J.V. (Nov. 18, 2011) http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/Sharks/Statistics/species2.htm. 2002. A 100-pound pit bull named Darby proved his loyalty after fighting off a shark that had sunk its teeth into his owner’s ankle, according to NBC News. Florida Museum of Natural History. Name, Age Date Species Location, Comments Antony Van Corlaer: 1642: Unconfirmed, presumed bull shark: The victim was allegedly killed and eaten by a shark on a stormy evening while attempting to swim across the Hudson River at the Spuyten Duyvil (Old Dutch, meaning: "Spewing Devil"), Riverdale, New York City. A 100-pound pitbull reportedly fought a shark that had sunk its teeth into the dog’s owner in northern California bay. https://animals.howstuffworks.com/fish/sharks/most-dangerous-shark.htm The victim was attacked by two dogs in his home. Despite their rarity, many people fear shark attacks after occasional serial attacks, such as the Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916, and horror fiction and films such as the Jaws series. "A Comparison of Shark Attack Fatalities with Dog Attack Fatalities in the U.S.: 2001-2010." “Immediately there was blood everywhere, the first bite punctured an artery,” he told NBC News. "Biggest Great White Shark Caught, Released." Florida Museum of Natural History. (Nov. 29, 2011) http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/14559836, The Lemon Shark Is a (Relatively) Friendly Shark. 2001. Ocean Oasis Field Guide. Comments may take up to an hour for moderation before appearing on the site. 1984. (May 19, 2008) http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/attacks/relariskcity.htm, International Shark Attack File. Steve and Jane. (May 22, 2008) http://www.elasmo-research.org/education/topics/saf_attacks.htm, McCarthy, Terry. (Nov. 21, 2011) http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Wildlife/2011/0311/Great-white-shark-population-lower-than-previously-believed, "Hammerhead shark." We have decimated their populations, with some … (Nov. 20, 2011) http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/Gallery/Descript/Blacktip/Blacktipshark.html, "Blue Shark." That’s when he realized his opponent was no ordinary fish – it was a six-foot long Sevengill shark. "The Encyclopedia of Sharks." Postmedia is committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion and encourage all readers to share their views on our articles. Christian Science Monitor. August 28 https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/shark-attacks/odds/compare-risk/dog-attack "The Natural History of Sharks." Wanderer Books. Bright, Michael. “He’s been a part of the family from day one. (nbcbayarea.com screengrab), Swimmer suffers puncture wounds in shark attack on Cape Cod, Man dies after shark attack off Cape Cod: Police, Surfer and beachgoer injured in Florida shark attacks, tap here to see other videos from our team. 2000. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of sharks species known to date. (RELATED: Gigantic Great White Shark Caught On Video By Fishermen) While it is unclear from the video just what kind of shark was swimming so close to the shore, what is clear is the guard dog appeared to successfully scare the shark away. Tech & Science Sharks Egypt Shark Attack Animal attacks A 12-year-old boy on vacation in Egypt has lost his forearm in a shark attack, local officials said Tuesday. A dog was snatched by a shark as the pet's owners were taking it for a walk along a popular Sydney beach.. Jan. 19, 2011. On Tuesday Anika Craney, 29, was hospitalized after being attacked while … As the human population continues to expand and as interest in outdoor aquatic recreational activities increases, the incidence of shark attacks is expected to rise. 1999. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. (Nov. 19, 2011) http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/sea-shepherd-opposes-call-for-shark-cull-20111031-1mrw0.html, "The Shark Arm Case." Lineaweaver, Thomas H. and Richard H. Backus. A bunch of other dogs on the beach weren’t having any of it. Florida Museum of Natural History. 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