Historical Shark Attacks In American Shoals Beach

American Shoals is a beach in Florida Keys, known for its white sands and clear waters.

Located within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, it is a habitat for various shark species.

Sharks such as hammerheads and tiger sharks can be spotted in these waters.

Visitors can swim, snorkel, dive, and fish here.

The serene surroundings of American Shoals offer a chance to appreciate nature, watching these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

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Understanding our data at American Shoals

In our comprehensive overview of american shoals, the data presented in this article is compiled from a variety of public sources, providing a consolidated view of shark encounters by beach.

As you explore the data, it is important to note that while we have organized the information by specific beaches, neighboring beaches may also have their own detailed posts.

We encourage you to utilize the search function on our website to discover unique posts that may pertain to nearby locations.

Given the unpredictable and often chaotic circumstances surrounding shark attacks, some of the details within our tables have been inferred post-incident.

This is a common practice in the documentation of such events, due to factors like the rapid response required at the scene and the retrospective nature of assembling such data.

Our aim is to offer a resource that not only informs but also enhances awareness and safety practices for all who venture into the marine environment.

As you navigate through the information, we hope it serves as a reminder of the respect and caution that our florida beaches command.

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Recorded Attack #1

AreaFlorida
LocationAmerican Shoals Off Key West
Date1965-04-10
Year1965
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUsa
ActivitySpearfishing
NameDr. J. D. Morgan
SexM
Age28.0
InjuryLeft Hand Severely Lacerated
FatalN
Time11H00
SpeciesWhite Shark, 10' To 12'

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