Birighitti went missing on January 2, 2020 after his body was swept to sea. A body discovered this week has been identified as the 21-year-old college soccer player.
"She had a confrontation with what we believe is a lemon shark and managed to get her foot into the shark's mouth somehow," a LifeFlight rescue team spokesperson said.
Investigators said the incident took place close to Cull Island near West Beach in the Shire of Esperance in Australia. Rescue officials said they are "still searching the ocean for the victim."
The great white shark is a protected species in New Zealand and hunting, killing or harming one is punishable with a fine of up to 250,000 New Zealand dollars and six months in prison.
The group on a charter boat off Broward took an hour to reel in the 13-foot fish before releasing it.
Jesse Gibson said he and his friend James Powley were fishing off the coast of Yallingup in Western Australia when they came across the floating carcass of a sperm whale.
Authorities said the man, who is in his 30s, was bitten on the leg while in waters off the coast of North West Island in Queensland, Australia.
The remains of a person was found inside the stomach of a tiger shark caught off Réunion Island, near where a septuagenarian kayaker went missing earlier this month.
The video was shared by Arturo Islas Allende, who claims the company involved had not complied with safety regulations.
A 57-year-old man was 200 feet from the shoreline when a 10 to 12-foot shark decided to take a bite from his inflatable paddleboard, before chasing him and another man to shore.
Cretodus houghtonorum lived during the Late Cretaceous period, a time when a huge waterway divided North America.
Trackers went "crazy" over the weekend, says OCEARCH, a marine conservation nonprofit, as great white sharks migrated from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico for the winter.
Researchers have designed a material that blends ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibres (UHMWPE) onto neoprene, providing the possibility of light-weight shark-proof wetsuits.
A surfer had to be taken to hospital after a blacktip shark bit his right foot on Cocoa Beach Tuesday afternoon. He tells reporters he will be surfing again ASAP.
Orcas were dubbed killer whales after ancient sightings of them ganging up against other (frequently larger) whale species. More recently, they have also been known to attack and kill great white sharks.
Data from OCEARCH has shown that the Atlantic continental shelf waters off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida are a winter "hot spot" for white sharks.
"You can see what looks like teeth marks and I just can't think of anything else that could have done this," a witness told British tabloid media. But experts say white sharks are not known in the region.
Wildlife photographer Euan Rannachan spoke to Newsweek about his underwater adventures with the apex predators.
Swedish couple Emma Andersson and Billy Ludvigsson spoke of the drama when they saved the lives of the British backpackers attacked by a shark in the Whitsunday Islands off the northeastern Queensland coast.
The shark skeleton is a short-finned mako (Isurus oxyrinchus), one of two living mako sharks.
The man encountered the predator in an area known as the "shark bite capital of the world."
The diver was hit by "a major adrenaline rush" as she encountered the huge creature.
Shark was likely attacked during "very violent" attempt at mating.
The huge ocean predator was hooked on October 5 by 8-year-old Jayden Millauro, who is the youngest member of the Port Hacking Game Fishing Club in Australia.
Hawaii police said divers recovered clothes identified as belonging to Alan Delatorre. They indicated "damage to the clothing to be attributed to sharks."
The shark hung on to the kayak for approximately five seconds before letting go and moving on. It left puncture marks and two teeth.
"I just jumped on my board…sitting there for a little while trying to get a wave in and thinking that next bite was about to come," said Mike Bruton, 29, who escaped without injury.