Endangered mako sharks are renowned for their acrobatic displays when they are caught on fishing lines.
Karren Sites was bitten on the arm by a shark at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Over 20 shark sightings were reported off the coast of Cape Cod this weekend, as warm weather brings the predators and tourists to the region in droves.
Eyewitnesses reported the shark attacking a swimmer at 14.09 p.m. local time. Just one minute later, the shark was caught on film.
The great white sharks gather to feast on an abundance of seals in the area.
Why are we so scared of the fish? In large part, it's due to their portrayal in history and in pop culture.
Sharks don't want to eat you, said a local surfing instructor, as you're basically "a piece of beef jerky still in the wrapper."
The boy sustained injuries to his foot and was taken to hospital for care. A bronze whaler shark was behind the incident.
"It's a dramatic spike, but it's not yet cause for alarm," Gavin Naylor, director of the Florida Museum of Natural History's shark research program, cautioned.
The tiger shark responsible likely measured over 13 feet in length.
The last time Australia saw more shark attack deaths than this year was in 1929.
The woman tried to pull her husband up into their boat but she was unable to and "he sank beneath the waves."
The shark responsible for the attack was a blacktip—a species that can grow up to 6.5 feet in length.
The man's pregnant wife jumped in the water to rescue him after the attack, which took place around four miles from land.
The woman was treated by medical staff for injuries including multiple puncture wounds and lacerations to her shoulder.
Chris Black, an Australian shark expert, said the attack was a "freak incident."
Eyewitnesses believe the shark was a great white, although this has not been officially confirmed.
A German tourist has suffered severe leg injuries in a possible shark attack on a beach in southern Thailand.
A 26-year-old surfer has suffered a foot injury "possibly from a shark" off the coast of North Carolina, local authorities have reported.
Christian Mariani was apparently waist-deep in the water at a beach when he was bitten on his right foot.
Shark attacks 19-year-old surfer off the coast of North Carolina as he swam in the water with his brothers.
"Deep Blue Sea 2" will feature smart bull sharks with "villainous" personalities.
Behind great whites, tiger sharks have been implicated in the most unprovoked attacks on humans.
Mick Fanning had to be pulled from the water in South Africa.