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List of all shark attacks by Oceanic Blacktip shark

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


Oceanic Blacktip shark is responsible for 106 attacks. Out of those, none have thankfully been fatal. 95 attacks came out of the blue while 11 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

USA New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County 29-11-2019 Juvenile blacktip sharkSurfingNo injury, knocked from his board by the sharkNO 9yo Chandler Moore
FRENCH POLYNESIA Afareitu Lagoonarium. 13-11-2019 5' blacktip sharkFeeding sharksMultiple lacerations to right armNO 9yo James Tigo
USA Cocoa Beach, Brevard County 10-11-2019 4' to 5' blacktip sharkSurfingLacerations to left footNO 30yo Miller
USA Off Cape Hatteras, Dare County 29-07-2019 Blacktip shark, 5'FishingArc of punctures to lower right leg by hooked shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO Rick Caton
USA Jacksonville Beach, Duval County 26-07-2019 Blacktip or Spinner sharkSurfingPuncture wounds around left elbowNO 23yo Frank O'Rourke
SOUTH AFRICA Durban 23-02-2018 Blacktip sharkScuba DivingThe shark & man simply collided; neither were injuredNO 38yo Elton Polly
USA Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County 09-08-2017 13h30Possibly a juvenile blacktip sharkSwimmingMinor cuts to sole & toes of left footNO 13yo Linton Suttle
USA New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County 03-08-2016 Blacktip sharkSurfingBig toe bittenNO 22yo Nolan Tyler
USA Ponte Vedra, St. Johns County 17-05-2016 MorningBlacktip shark, 4'SwimmingAnkle bittenNO 48yo Mark Wilson
AUSTRALIA Heron Island 04-01-2016 AfternoonBlacktip sharkWadingLaceration to right calfNO 11yo Nicolas Davis
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