Historical Shark Attacks In Virgin Islands, Usa

Nestled in the Caribbean Sea, the Virgin Islands, USA, boast clear waters, sandy beaches, and lush scenery.

Comprising St.

Thomas, St.

John, and St.

Croix, these islands offer a haven of sun, sand, and relaxation.

With stunning coral reefs and diverse marine life, the Virgin Islands are popular for snorkeling and diving.

While sharks are present, sightings are infrequent and typically harmless.

The most common species include nurse sharks, reef sharks, and the occasional hammerhead, adding excitement to underwater exploration.

From vibrant St.

Thomas to secluded St.

John and historic St.

Croix, each island provides a distinct experience.

Embrace the tropical sunshine, walk the sandy shores, and appreciate the natural beauty of the Virgin Islands.

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Understanding our data at Virgin Islands

In our comprehensive overview of virgin 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

AreaVirgin Islands
LocationCandle Reef, St. Croix
Date2020-08-02
Year2020
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUsa
ActivitySnorkeling
NameMelony Klein
SexF
AgeN/A
InjuryLacerations To Hand And Wrist
FatalN
Time14H00
SpeciesNurse Shark, 5'

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