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List of all shark attacks in bahamas

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 115 shark attacks in BAHAMAS. Out of those, 11 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 9.57%. 89 attacks came out of the blue while 26 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Blue Hole 12h00Nurse shark, 2.1 m [7']Dress diving, filming shark & pulling it through the water for a motion picture sceneMinor injury to shoulder & back PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 38yo E.F. MacEwan
Lerner Marine Laboratory Lemon shark, 4'Spearing a sharkShark that he speared bit his calf PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 41yo Francisco Edmund Blanc, a scientist from National Museum in Paris
off yacht Serenade Morning200-lb sharkFishingRight forearm laceratedNO 42yo James Douglas Munn
Nassau, New Providence Island On expedition filming a feature movie & standing on tripodNo injury, hooked shark rammed tripod PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 18yo George Vanderbilt
50 miles off Bahamas S.S. Ramos foundered in a hurricane. Captain & 14 crew in water-logged lifeboats.FATAL. When the survivors were rescued next day they were clubbing sharks with oars. "Sharks were so thick that it was difficult to row"YES Mr. Wichman
31-12-1968 10' sharkSight-seeingNo injury to occupants, shark grabbed prop, Leodorn hit shark with oar, shark bit oar in half PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 14' boat, occupant: Jonathan Leodorn
28-10-1968 22h00Calf injured Recorded as PROVOKED INCIDENTNO John DeBry
Children's Bay Cay near Rollerville 09-07-1968 Small boat with 2 men onboard hit a submerged coral formation. Men began swimming to shoreFATAL, taken by sharkYES male
Spanish Wells 24-06-1968 1.5 m to 2 m [5' to 6.75'] Caribbean reef sharkSpearfishingBumped shoulder, bit headNO 17yo Roy Pinder
Andros Island 31-07-1967 Early afternoon1.5 m to 1.8 m [5' to 6'] sandbar sharkPhotographing sharks underwater using ScubaNo injury, shark struck cameraNO 41yo Richard Winer
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