Seychelles Killer shark may have been caught – dissection in progress


Killer shark may have been caught

August 27 2011 at 01:31pm
By Tanya Waterworth

The killer shark roaming the waters of Anse Lazio Bay in the Seychelles may have been caught.

This follows two fatal attacks, on British honeymooner Ian Redmond, 30, and French diver Nicolas Virolle, 36, after which the Seychelles government offered a reward of 100 000 rupees (R50 000) to anyone capturing the shark.

On Friday, KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board’s Mike Anderson-Reade said a tiger shark had been caught.

A dissection was planned to try to identify whether it was the shark responsible for the attacks.

Anderson-Reade and Sharks Board colleague, Geremy Cliff, are in the Seychelles at the invitation of that government to investigate the the attacks.

On Friday morning, Cliff said more than 40 sharks had been caught this week by local fishermen around the western side of the island, Praslin, including the site of the attacks.

He said examination of the victims’ injuries indicated that both attacks were by large tiger sharks, around four metres.

He said there was no obvious explanation for the attacks, both of which happened in the mid-to-late afternoon.

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