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List of all shark attacks in Alabama

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 15 shark attacks in Alabama. Out of those, 3 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 20.00%. 12 attacks came out of the blue while 3 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

8 miles off Mobile 16-07-2016 Tiger shark, 10'Fishing in Alabama Deep Fishing RodeoNo injury, shark bit trolling motorNO Occupant: Ben Raines
Katrina Cut, Dauphin Island, Mobile County 05-09-2014 13h00Bull sharkFishingLeg bittenNO 43yo Jamie Robson
Gulf Shores, Baldwin County 18-07-2013 14h30Walking in surfLacerations and abrasions to foot and ankleNO 50yo Laura Havrylkoff
Gulf Shores, Baldwin County 14-08-2012 Wading or swimmingLacerations to legNO 31yo male, a tourist from Germany
Gulf Shores, Baldwin County 30-09-2011 Lacerations to right wrist and middle fingerNO 29yo Victor Meade
Gulf Shores Beach, Baldwin County 01-07-2004 16h404' to 5' sharkWadingRight foot laceratedNO 7yo Trenton Martin
Gulf of Mexico, 65 miles offshore from Mobile 16-08-2002 17h00SwimmingBoth arms & leg bittenNO 29yo Kimberly McClain
Gulf Shores, Baldwin County 08-06-2000 06h45Bull sharkSwimmingRight forearm severed surgically amputated above elbowNO 44yo Chuck Anderson
Gulf Shores, Baldwin County 08-06-2000 06h45Bull shark?SwimmingPuncture wounds on right hip and armNO 55yo Richard Whatley
Gulf Shores, Baldwin County 04-10-1985 6', 100-lb sharkFishingLaceration to leg by hooked shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO Bruce Doss
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