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Sharks sitings at Samana Bay?

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Sharks sitings at Samana Bay?

From sources of people who lives in DR there were recent sharks sitings in the area where people go see whales. Big sharks. Can somebody who lives in Samana confirm? Are sharks common in the area?

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1. Re: Sharks sitings at Samana Bay?

My husband and sons got a pic of a shark when we were staying at the Cayacoa over christmas but it wasn't a big one and not anything to worry about I think.

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2. Re: Sharks sitings at Samana Bay?

It wouldn't surprise me ... after all....it is the ocean.

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3. Re: Sharks sitings at Samana Bay?

Kentlyn. how far from the shore?

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4. Re: Sharks sitings at Samana Bay?

Wasn't near the shore at all. They were out on the bridge which goes out quite a way. I really wouldn't worry.

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Thanks, Kentlyn. After all this last attacks aroung the world one can start to worry...

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Hi Babochka

I would not worry too much, I have a quote from a research firm....

"On a worldwide average there are less then 75 shark attacks per year and only 2% of them fatal"

Hope this helps

Chris

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7. Re: Sharks sitings at Samana Bay?

I've not seen a shark in my 8+ years here in Samana while swimming. I've seen fisherman bring sharks in, but they've always come in from way out. I have also not heard of a single shark attack in our area.

As a person who goes in the ocean often (like every week a couple times) in the Samana area, I never think about it.

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Thanks for reassurance, Terry. I really don't worry too. Last time I saw 7-8 footer in about 10 feet from the shore in clear water in Providenciales in December. I even made pictures. I think it was a nurse shark but not sure. It was on our private beach where we were swimming every day. It was a surprise on our last day!

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