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Shark Info   (02-15-1999)



Shark Accidents or Shark Attacks ? 2/2

Shark Info

  Main article:

Which shark species are really dangerous?

Dr. E. K. Ritter

  Article 1:


Marie Levine

  Fact Sheet:

Biology of the Megamouth Shark

Dr. J. F. Morrissey

Shark Accidents or Shark Attacks? 2/2

Bull sharks

The bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) belongs to the potentially dangerous sharks. This rather large species can grow to a length of 350 cm and weigh 230 kg.

© Shark Info / Doug Perrine

This issue of Shark Info informs people about the relationship between humans and sharks and on the latest concepts and findings. By nature sharks are not dangerous or aggressive - and yet this is how the media visualizes and presents them. What do sharks experience when encountering man? How are such encounters reflected in their body language? How should we interpret these movements and how do we react to them? These are only a few of the many questions which will be discussed in this and subsequent issues of Shark Info. Fear of sharks is a phenomenon which is present with most humans and it will need a great deal of clarification work to eliminate it. The purpose of this series is to help uncover the true facts.

Dr. Erich Ritter, Miami



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