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List of all shark attacks in azores

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 5 shark attacks in AZORES. Out of those, none have thankfully been fatal. 0 attacks came out of the blue while 5 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

350 miles from Faial Island 24-10-2010 FishingPROVOKED INCIDENT?NO crewman from the Gedi
Onboard the fishing vessel Nuevo Cedes 26-01-2009 FishingLeft forearm bitten PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 49yo A Spanish fisherman
No inury to occupants, shark struck boatNO
Sao Miguel 30-08-1959 White shark, based on 2 teeth retrieved from rudderFishingNo injury to occupants; shark bit rudderNO 40' bonito boat
23-11-1872 No injury, but according to Fosdyk, captain & crew were killed by sharksNO Abel Fosdyk (who claimed to be sole survivor from the Mary Celeste)
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