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List of all shark attacks by Lemon shark

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


Lemon shark is responsible for 40 attacks. Out of those, 1 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 2.50%. 26 attacks came out of the blue while 14 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

AUSTRALIA North West Island 06-01-2020 17h30Lemon sharkSwimmingLacerations to legNO 7yo Miah Holmes
BRAZIL Cacimba do Padre 13-02-2019 17h30Lemon sharkSurfingMinor injury to faceNO 31yo Carlos Vinícius de Oliveira
USA Lighhouse Point Park, Ponce Inlet, Volusia County 26-05-2018 Lemon shark, 3'FishingMinor injury to foot. PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 52yo male
BAHAMAS Great Exuma 08-03-2017 Lemon sharkWashing handsAbrasions & lacerations to left leg and handNO 58yo George Keywood
BRAZIL Fernando de Noronha Marine Park 05-02-2017 AfternoonLemon shark pupGrabbing shark for a selfieMinor injury to finger, PROVOKED INCIDENTNO female
BAHAMAS Tiger Beach 13-07-2016 Lemon shark, 9'Scuba DivingFace bruised when partly blind shark collided with himNO Michael Dornellas
AUSTRALIA Horizontal Falls 16-06-2014 Lemon shark, 3.5 mPetting a sharkLacerations to right hand by captive shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO Ric Wright
USA Off Snipe Point, Florida Keys, Monroe County 05-06-2013 Lemon shark, 4'Fishing for sharksLeft hand bitten as he attempted to remove hook from shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 58yo Walter Kefauver
FRENCH POLYNESIA Tapu, a dive site on the outer reefs of Bora Bora 08-02-2013 09h00 - 09h30Lemon sharkScuba divingLacerations to right arm & thighNO 48yo Zohar Kritzer
USA Key Largo 07-08-2012 1600Lemon shark, 4' to 5'Free divingLacerations to little finger of left handNO 56yo David Lowe, Sr.
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