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List of all shark attacks in Nova Scotia

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 4 shark attacks in Nova Scotia. Out of those, 3 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 75.00%. 1 attacks came out of the blue while 3 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Fourchu, Cape Breton Island White shark, 3.7 m [12'], 500 to 500-kg [1,200 lb], identified by W. C. Shroeder based on tooth fragment ebedded in gunwaleFishing for lobstersBurns drowned as result of attack on boatNO 12' to 14' dory, occupants: John D. Burns & John MacLeod
Halifax 29-08-1891 Knocked overboardFATALYES John Roult
Off Sable Island 13-08-1888 Before daybreakThe steamships Thingvalla and Geiser collidedFATALYES 1 man
Cape Canso 30-09-1860 NightGloucester fishing schooner run downFATAL x 2YES 2 males
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