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List of all shark attacks in Tyrrhenian Sea

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 11 shark attacks in Tyrrhenian Sea. Out of those, 3 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 27.27%. 4 attacks came out of the blue while 7 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Golfo di Baratti, near Piombino (Tuscany) 01-02-1989 10h256 m [20'] white sharkScuba diving, but swimming on surfaceFATAL. His body not recoveredYES 47yo Luciano Costanzo
Marciana Marina, Isola d'Elba 31-12-1986 White sharkBoatNo injuryNO Aniello Mattera and Giorgio Allori
Marciana Marina, Isola d'Elba 02-12-1984 White sharkBoatNo injuryNO
Lacona, Isola d'Elba 31-12-1981 6 m [20'] white sharkBoatNo detailsNO Giovanni Vuoso
Biodola, Isola d'Elba 31-12-1981 White sharkFishing on a boatNo injuryNO Giuseppe Campodonico
Capo d'Anzio 15-09-1978 11h00White shark, 5 m [16.5']DivingNo injuryNO Fabrizio Marini
Sprizze, Isola d'Elba unknown, possibly a white sharkFishing on a boatNo injuryNO Remo Adriani
San Vincenzo White sharkFishing, on a boatNo injury to occupantNO male
Krater found during excavations at Lacco Ameno, Ischia ShipwreckDepicts shipwrecked sailors attacked by a shark/sYES males
Circeo, Secca del Quadro 01-09-1962 10h20White sharkSpearfishing with Scuba gearFATAL, multiple injuries to both legsYES 28yo Maurizio Sarra
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