Despite his threatening appearance the
sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus) is harmless.
© D. Perrine / Shark Foundation
Fifty kilometers south of Durban, off the coast of KwaZulu in
Natal, South Africa, lies the small town of Umkomaas which is the starting
point for a fascinating voyage to the sand tiger
sharks (Carcharias taurus) on the Aliwal Shoal. But this paradise was and still is
in danger of being destroyed.