It’s a shark ‘accident’, not an ‘attack’


The concept of the ‘rogue’ shark, seeking revenge on its human nemesis is nothing more that Hollywood fodder, says Christopher Neff, researcher at the University of Sydney carrying out the world’s first PhD on the politics of ‘shark bite incidents’. He says we should drop the term ‘attack’ and all the other emotive language as sensationalist and misleading. ‘Swimmers are in the way, not on the menu,’ he says, ‘there is no evidence any shark species develops a taste for human flesh.’ Read more here on Sail-World.


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