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No need for shark panic


Added 29 June 2017


The 257-pound shark which was captured earlier this week in the waters off St Philip. (Picture by Lennox Devonish)

THERE IS NO NEED for any unnecessary fear in the wake of the last capture and killing of a shark earlier this week.

So says marine biologist Nikola Simpson, who explained that sharks were a common occurrence in the island’s waters, especially off the North and East Coasts.

She was speaking to the DAILY NATION after the landing of a 250-pound shark in St Philip on Monday, and the resulting caution by fishermen to sea-bathers about venturing into the sea.

Simpson said there was a much greater risk of dying from a mosquito-related disease than from a shark. In addition, she said there had been no shark attacks recorded in Barbados. 

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.



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