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Old 12-10-2010, 11:46 AM   #1
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Default Shark killing spree

Remember that Australian clown who acted like sharks were no big deal?

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Red Sea Shark Attacks: Killing Spree Puzzles Scientists


By ABIGAIL HAUSLOHNER / SHARM EL-SHEIKH Abigail Hauslohner / Sharm El-sheikh Fri Dec 10, 3:45 am ET

Hoping to protect the local tourism industry over July 4, the beach resort's mayor initially downplays the danger of shark attacks - but is forced to bring in a marine biologist and a shark hunter when things turn really ugly. That was the story line in Jaws, Steven Spielberg's 1975 blockbuster movie, and a similar scenario is currently being played out in real life at the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

It began 10 days ago when the normally pristine tropical waters turned a murky red, after sharks mauled three Russians and a Ukrainian over a two-day period. With the world-renowned snorkel and dive center heading into the holiday high season, local governor Mohammed Shosha closed off the beaches for 48 hours, during which time the authorities killed two sharks. He then declared the all clear and reopened the beaches. But within 24 hours, in keeping with the Jaws story line, it became brutally clear that Shosha had been wrong: a German woman standing chest-deep in the water was killed by another shark. (Read "Humans and Sharks: Why Can't We Be Friends?")

"We did some efforts last week but I think we failed," Salem Saleh, director of the town's Tourism Authority told TIME on Monday. He acknowledged that the sharks responsible for the killings are probably still at large. The resort, which Egyptian authorities say draws some 4 million tourists every year, has become the site of an international biological murder mystery.



http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/2010121...08599203628500
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:48 AM   #2
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Sharks own the water. I like reading about attacks.
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