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List of all shark attacks in palau

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 5 shark attacks in PALAU. Out of those, none have thankfully been fatal. 4 attacks came out of the blue while 1 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Aulong Channel 31-12-1972 Tiger sharkScuba diving (submerged)No injury, shark grabbed scuba tank and descended to 110' before releasing himNO Mitchell Warner
31-12-1972 Grey reef sharkScuba diving & U/W photographyHand & right shoulder laceratedNO Bill Curtsinger
Outside barrier reef 12-09-1970 1 m sharkSpearfishingAnother diver shot shark, shark bit his left foream PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 20yo Aismerael Samsel
Koror 03-04-1965 15h30Tiger shark, tooth fragment recoveredWalking on reefRight leg bittenNO 8yo Barry Nakamura
Koror 03-11-1963 03h00Dooley believed his Injury was caused by stingray (Dasyatidae family)FishingLeft calf laceratedNO 35yo Saburo Dooley
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