Yesterday, well-known dive operator Jim Abernathy was bitten on the arm by a lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris), according to WPTV.com. The report stated that Abernathy was in “good condition” and required stitches to close-up the wound. Abernathy was bitten 18 miles north of the Bahamas while diving.
Abernathy spoke with WPTV and referred to the shark bite as a “minor incident” and went on to say that it will not deter him from diving with sharks or continuing his mission to help protect sharks. Abernathy hopes to be back in the water within “a few days,” according to the report.
Here’s to a speedy and full recovery for Mr. Abernathy.