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List of all shark attacks in Gulf of Panama

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 3 shark attacks in Gulf of Panama. Out of those, 2 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 66.67%. 3 attacks came out of the blue while 0 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Taboga Island Bay 10h00Moreno’s leg & part of his swim suit found in 9' shark caught two hours after the attack. Identified as carcharhinid shark by L. Schultz & C. Limbaugh on photographSwimmingFATAL, multiple injuries including evisceration, 3 fractures of right arm, 5 fingers & leg severed below kneeYES 17yo Abraham Moreno
North shore of Rey Island, Las Perlas archipelago 14h35White shark, 2 m [6'9"] (Tooth fragment recovered from victim's shoulder & identified by J.T. Nicholls)Dived overboard to check propeller of US Navy motor torpedo boatFATAL, left leg & shoulder bittenYES 20yo sailor
60 miles offshore Retrieving bait box that had fallen overboardHand severely bittenNO 19yo Jose Gonzales
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