Historical Shark Attacks In Baja California, Mexico

Baja California, Mexico, is a stretch of coastline known for its clean beaches, sea creatures and beautiful views.

It is in the west of Mexico.

The area has deserts meeting the Pacific Ocean, making it a pretty spot for people looking for sun and relaxation.

Baja California is home to different kinds of sharks.

Though shark sightings are rare in places like Cab San Lucas and La Paz, they add to the area's charm for divers and nature lovers.

Great white, hammerhead and bull sharks live here.

Baja California is a great place for beach goers, wildlife enthusiasts and underwater explorers.

It offers a special experience of beauty and excitement.

Consider visiting Baja California for your next beach trip and enjoy its coastal beauty.

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Understanding our data at Baja California

In our comprehensive overview of baja california, 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 areas, neighboring areas 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

AreaBaja California
LocationPlayas De Tijuana
DateN/A
Year2008
TypeUnprovoked
CountryMexico
ActivitySurfing
NameChase Edwards
SexM
Age26
InjuryLeg Bitten
FatalN
TimeN/A
SpeciesPossibly A Hammerhead Shark

Recorded Attack #2

AreaBaja California
LocationN/A
Date1954-01-01
Year1954
TypeUnprovoked
CountryMexico
ActivityFree Diving
NameRosario Bianci
SexM
AgeN/A
InjuryFatal
FatalY
TimeN/A
SpeciesN/A
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Recorded Attack #3

AreaBaja California
LocationGuadalupe Island
Date2011-11-01
Year2007
TypeInvalid
CountryMexico
ActivityShark Diving
NamePatrick Walsh & Paul Damgaard
SexM
AgeN/A
InjuryWhite Shark Breached Cage. No Injury To Occupants
FatalUnknown
TimeN/A
SpeciesInvalid

Recorded Attack #4

AreaBaja California
LocationSan Luis Beach
Date2005-06-20
Year2005
TypeUnprovoked
CountryMexico
ActivitySurfing
NameFrank Johnson
SexM
AgeN/A
InjuryLeft Foot Bitten
FatalN
Time07H00
SpeciesN/A
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Recorded Attack #5

AreaBaja California
LocationEnsenada
Date1958-08-31
Year1958
TypeBoat
CountryMexico
ActivityBoat Stopped To Repair Electric Pump
Name16' Cabin Cruiser With 35 Hp Outboard Motor
SexN/A
AgeN/A
InjuryShark Tried To Bite Prop Twice
FatalN
Time07H15
SpeciesHammerhead Shark, 5.2 M [17']

Recorded Attack #6

AreaBaja California
LocationEnsenada
Date2001-07-06
Year2001
TypeUnprovoked
CountryMexico
ActivitySurfing
NameTim Fabel
SexM
Age42.0
InjuryFoot Bitten
FatalN
TimeEvening
SpeciesN/A
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Recorded Attack #7

AreaBaja California
LocationDescano Point
Date1932-01-06
Year1932
TypeProvoked
CountryMexico
ActivityFishing
NameEfrain Ybarra & Francisco Durazzo
SexM
Age36 & 23
InjuryHooked Shark Capsized Rowboat & The 2 Men Were Drowned Provoked Incident
FatalY
TimeN/A
SpeciesN/A

Recorded Attack #8

AreaBaja California
LocationGuadalupe Island
Date1973-09-09
Year1973
TypeUnprovoked
CountryMexico
ActivityFree Diving, Spearfishing
NameAl Schneppershoff
SexM
Age37
InjuryFatal, Leg Bitten
FatalY
Time16H45
SpeciesWhite Shark
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Recorded Attack #9

AreaBaja California
LocationN/A
Date1968-07-01
Year1968
TypeInvalid
CountryMexico
ActivityN/A
NameRobert Slatzer
SexM
Age43
InjuryNo Injury
FatalUnknown
TimeAfternoon
SpeciesNot Authenticated

Recorded Attack #10

AreaBaja California
LocationMagdalena Bay
Date2019-11-11
Year2019
TypeUnprovoked
CountryMexico
ActivitySnorkeling
NameKristoffer Nymann
SexM
Age23.0
InjuryBite To Right Forearm
FatalN
TimeN/A
SpeciesN/A
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Recorded Attack #11

AreaBaja California
LocationLos Arbolitos, Cabo Pulmo
Date2017-05-05
Year2017
TypeUnprovoked
CountryMexico
ActivitySnorkeling
NameAndres Rozada
SexM
Age33.0
InjuryFatal
FatalY
Time17H00
SpeciesN/A

Recorded Attack #12

AreaBaja California
LocationGuadalupe Island
Date1984-09-11
Year1984
TypeProvoked
CountryMexico
ActivitySpearfishing
NameHarry Ingram
SexM
AgeN/A
InjuryNo Injury, Provoked Incident
FatalN
Time17H50
Species4.5 M To 5.5M White Shark
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