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List of all shark attacks in papua-new-guinea

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 135 shark attacks in PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Out of those, 57 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 42.22%. 111 attacks came out of the blue while 24 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Manus Island SpearfishingArm bitten, surgically amputatedNO male
Sohano Island, Buka Passage Swimming close to wharfHand severedNO male
Kalautu Village, Baibara at the mouth of Oibada River 18h00Wobbegong sharkSwimmingRight thigh bittenNO 8yo Niu Bodu
Volupai, Talasea SwimmingLeg & abdomen laceratedNO 12yo boy
FishingPenis bitten while trying to drag speared shark to beach PROVOKED INCIDENTNO male
Taludig Hip bittenNO Anonymous
Bulolol Dived for a coinFATALYES 9yo child
Kulengei, southeast of Kalili, Kavieng Leg bitten, surgically amputatedNO Jalem
Samarai Island (south end) 13h002.4 m [8'] tiger shark caught 40 hours later with shorts of the boy in its gutSpearfishingFATAL, left leg severed at hip, left torso removedYES 19yo Patterson (John) Nikuniko
Aroma Passage Swimming to anchored boatFatal, lower abdomen bittenYES a male from Garvakala
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