Great White Shark attacks

697 attacks recorded
Great White shark attacks
Date Country Location Fatal?  
Jan 8th 2019 USA California N Details
Nov 11th 2018 South Africa KZN N Details
Oct 23rd 2018 USA California N Details
Oct 13th 2018 Australia Western Australia N Details
Sep 29th 2018 USA California N Details
Sep 27th 2018 USA California N Details
Sep 15th 2018 USA Massachusetts Y Details
Aug 15th 2018 USA Massachusetts N Details
Jun 25th 2018 USA California N Details
Apr 24th 2018 Australia Western Australia N Details
Apr 22nd 2018 South Africa Western Cape Province N Details
Apr 3rd 2018 South Africa Eastern Cape Province N Details
Feb 23rd 2018 Australia New South Wales N Details
Jan 13th 2018 Australia New South Wales N Details
Nov 24th 2017 USA California N Details
Oct 22nd 2017 Australia South Australia N Details
Sep 25th 2017 Australia Western Australia N Details
Sep-17 Australia Western Australia N Details
Sep 10th 2017 Australia New South Wales N Details
Aug 29th 2017 Australia Victoria N Details
Aug 23rd 2017 USA Massachusetts N Details
Aug 1st 2017 USA California N Details
Jul 20th 2017 USA California N Details
Jul 20th 2017 USA California N Details
Jul 14th 2017 USA Washington N Details
Jul 11th 2017 USA California N Details
Jul 7th 2017 South Africa Eastern Cape Province N Details
Jun 11th 2017 Australia Western Australia N Details
Apr 17th 2017 Australia Western Australia Y Details
Mar 18th 2017 USA California N Details
Feb 1st 2017 USA South Carolina N Details
Dec 19th 2016 South Africa Western Cape Province N Details
Dec 1st 2016 Australia New South Wales N Details
Oct 13th 2016 Mexico N Details
Sep 26th 2016 Australia New South Wales N Details
Sep 1st 2016 USA California N Details
Sep-2016 Mexico N Details
Jul 28th 2016 Australia Western Australia N Details
Jul 8th 2016 USA California N Details
Jul 7th 2016 USA California N Details
Jun 23rd 2016 South Africa Western Cape Province N Details
May 31st 2016 Australia Western Australia Y Details
Apr 22nd 2016 South Africa Western Cape Province N Details
Dec 26th 2015 South Africa KZN N Details
Dec 13th 2015 Australia New South Wales N Details
Oct 25th 2015 South Africa Western Cape Province N Details
Sep 24th 2015 USA California N Details
Sep 6th 2015 USA California N Details
Sep 4th 2015 Australia New South Wales N Details
Aug 29th 2015 USA California N Details
Aug 29th 2015 USA California N Details
Aug 18th 2015 USA California N Details
Jul 31st 2015 Australia New South Wales N Details
Jul 25th 2015 Australia Tasmania Y Details
Jul 19th 2015 South Africa Eastern Cape Province N Details
Jul 10th 2015 USA California N Details
Jul 3rd 2015 Australia New South Wales N Details
Jul 2nd 2015 Australia New South Wales N Details
Jun 27th 2015 South Africa Western Cape Province N Details
Jun 26th 2015 South Africa Western Cape Province N Details
Jun 24th 2015 Australia Western Australia N Details
Jun 24th 2015 Australia New South Wales N Details
May 3rd 2015 Australia New South Wales N Details
May 2nd 2015 South Africa Eastern Cape Province N Details
Apr 25th 2015 Australia South Australia N Details
Mar 26th 2015 South Africa Eastern Cape Province N Details
Feb 15th 2015 Atlantic Ocean N Details
Jan 19th 2015 USA Florida N Details
Jan 6th 2015 Bahamas Abaco Islands N Details
Dec 29th 2014 Australia Western Australia Y Details
Dec 28th 2014 USA California N Details
Nov 19th 2014 Australia Western Australia N Details
Jan 1st 1970 USA California N Details
Oct 3rd 2014 USA California N Details
Oct 3rd 2014 USA California N Details
Oct 2nd 2014 Australia Western Australia N Details
Sep 3rd 2014 USA Massachusetts N Details
Aug 1st 2014 South Africa Western Cape Province N Details
Jul 5th 2014 USA California N Details
2014 New Zealand N Details
May 14th 2014 Australia South Australia N Details
Jan 1st 1970 South Africa N Details
Apr 3rd 2014 Australia New South Wales Y Details
Dec 16th 2013 South Africa Western Cape Province N Details
Nov 23rd 2013 Australia Western Australia Y Details
Nov 12th 2013 Australia Western Australia N Details
Oct 26th 2013 Australia Western Australia N Details
Oct 11th 2013 South Africa Eastern Cape Province Y Details
Oct 8th 2013 Australia Western Australia N Details
Oct 6th 2013 USA California N Details
Aug 17th 2013 USA California N Details
Jun 25th 2013 USA California N Details
Feb 27th 2013 New Zealand North Island Y Details
Jan 26th 2013 Australia Victoria N Details
Oct 30th 2012 USA California N Details
Oct 23rd 2012 USA California Y Details
Jul 31st 2012 Australia South Australia N Details
Jul 30th 2012 USA Massachusetts N Details
Jul 14th 2012 Australia Western Australia Y Details
Jun 3rd 2012 Australia New South Wales N Details
white shark
White Shark

In the vast realm of the world's oceans, great white shark attacks have long captured the imagination and fears of beachgoers and marine enthusiasts alike. While these incidents are statistically extremely rare, they loom large in public perception due to the predatory nature of these iconic marine creatures.

Great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) are apex predators, patrolling coastal waters in search of seals, sea lions, and fish. Despite their fearsome reputation, attacks on humans are infrequent and often a case of mistaken identity. Understanding the factors contributing to these rare events is crucial for both public safety and shark conservation efforts.

Research suggests that certain coastal areas, known as hotspots, witness higher occurrences of great white shark-human interactions and consequently attacks. These hotspots are often associated with seasonal migrations of seals or fish, drawing sharks closer to shore. Additionally, factors such as water temperature, prey availability, and individual shark behavior contribute to the likelihood of an encounter.

Advancements in technology, such as satellite tagging and underwater cameras, have provided scientists with valuable insights into the behavior of great white sharks. Researchers are working to develop strategies to mitigate potential risks, including early-warning systems, education campaigns, and innovative shark deterrent technologies.

Efforts are underway to shift the narrative surrounding great white sharks from one of fear to one of understanding and coexistence. Conservation initiatives stress the importance of protecting these apex predators, recognizing their vital role in maintaining healthy marine ecosystems.

As we delve deeper into the fascinating world of great white sharks, our evolving understanding of their behavior and interactions with humans is reshaping the dialogue around these awe-inspiring creatures, fostering a newfound appreciation for the delicate balance that exists between predator and prey in the vast expanses of the world's oceans.

Attacks by country

  • USA (223)
  • AUSTRALIA (173)
  • SOUTH AFRICA (172)
  • ITALY (29)
  • NEW ZEALAND (23)
  • CROATIA (8)
  • CHILE (6)
  • JAPAN (5)
  • MEXICO (5)
  • GREECE (5)