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List of all shark attacks in samoa

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 8 shark attacks in SAMOA. Out of those, 1 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 12.50%. 5 attacks came out of the blue while 3 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Nofoali’i 14-09-2017 NightFishingInjuries to hands and legsNO male
26-11-2010 MorningFishingSerious wounds to chestNO 47yo male
North of Northeast Samoa Placed hand in disemboweled shark’s jawsHand lacerated PROVOKED INCIDENTNO Takai Otiai
Apia Harbor Leg severedNO German sailor
Opposite Apelima & Manona Copra vessel with 19 on board was wrecked in a squallThigh bittenNO female
23-05-1944 5' sharkMinor injury when shark tore off his bootNO a male from the Second Seabee Battalion
01-11-1939 FishingFATALYES a Samoan boy
Apia Harbour 07-08-1890 BathingBoth legs severedNO Hermann Schwebke
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