Wednesday, April 24, 2024

No need for shark panic


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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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