Historical Shark Attacks In Pearl Islands, Panama

The Pearl Islands in Panama are a group of over 200 islands located in the Gulf of Panama.

Known for their clear waters, white sandy beaches, and lush landscapes, these islands are a haven for beach lovers and adventurers.

The islands are home to a variety of marine life, including colorful coral reefs and different shark species.

While reef sharks like the white tip and blacktop can occasionally be seen, encounters are rare and usually harmless.

Visitors can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and exploring the islands' jungles, immersing themselves in the natural beauty of the region.

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Understanding our data at Pearl Islands

In our comprehensive overview of pearl islands, 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

AreaPearl Islands
LocationN/A
Date2003-11-01
Year2003
TypeProvoked
CountryPanama
ActivitySpearfishing
NameRichard Hatch
SexM
AgeN/A
InjuryLeft Forearm Bitten Provoked Incident
FatalN
TimeN/A
SpeciesNurse Shark, 60 Cm To 90 Cm [2' To 3']

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