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  • 68 year old swimmer attacked by shark

    According to this article: http://www.accuweather.com/en/weathe...banks/49576824

    A swimmer suffered multiple bites from a shark in Ocracoke Island, North Carolina. The swimmer was identified as being a 68 year old male. The article does not state whether the man survived the attack or not, but it did mention that the man was rushed (flown) to a hospital (Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina). The article also states that this would be the seventh shark attack this year in Northern Carolina. Other shark attack victims from Northern Carolina this year include; a 17 year old male, and a 47 year old male.

  • #2
    Shark attacks could be fatal sometimes. Hope the man survived the shark attack. Sharks usually don't harm humans unless they feel threatened. The man might have gotten too close to her safety or might have failed to notice an approaching predator. It's is best to avoid shark-infested waters always

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Bonzer View Post
      Shark attacks could be fatal sometimes. Hope the man survived the shark attack. Sharks usually don't harm humans unless they feel threatened. The man might have gotten too close to her safety or might have failed to notice an approaching predator. It's is best to avoid shark-infested waters always
      The man that was attacked was Andrew Costello, a former editor of the Boston Herald. He is as fine as one could expect after being bitten by a shark.

      According to the Boston Globe, Costello will require multiple operations but is expected to make a complete recovery.

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      • #4
        It says here that sharks attack rarely. Scientists believe that sharks do not attack us to eat us but because they are curious as to what animal kind we are.

        To survive a shark attack, follow these:
        1. Watch the shark closely.
        2. Do not make any sudden movements and atay in a defensive position.
        3. Face and gills are a shark's weakest points.
        4. Keep fighting and do not give up as there is a chance that the shark will leave you alone to find an easier prey.

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        • #5
          We are going to have less incidents like this if there will be reforestation of mangrove swamps and restoration of coral reefs. Even artificial reefs will be helpful. If we have more mangrove swamps , coral reefs and artificial reefs, there will be more fishes, if there are more fishes, that means there will be more food for sharks. They won't be needing explore beaches and attack some people. We can't stop over fishing but if the mangroves and coral reefs are thriving, there will be more fishes.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Billy View Post
            We are going to have less incidents like this if there will be reforestation of mangrove swamps and restoration of coral reefs. Even artificial reefs will be helpful. If we have more mangrove swamps , coral reefs and artificial reefs, there will be more fishes, if there are more fishes, that means there will be more food for sharks. They won't be needing explore beaches and attack some people. We can't stop over fishing but if the mangroves and coral reefs are thriving, there will be more fishes.
            You are right. All these disasters can be pointed back to our disrupted ecosystem. If we have not destroyed it and have managed to maintain it, these tragedies will not have happened. Floods, shark attacks, earthquakes are all revenges of nature.

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