^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ J. Michael Williamson Principal Investigator-WhaleNet <http://whale.wheelock.edu> Associate Professor-Science Wheelock College, 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA 02215 voice: 617.734.5200, ext. 256 fax: 617.734.8666, or 617.566.7369 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Tue, 4 Mar 97 12:46:00 GMT From: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: QLD: Hunter says shark must be QLD: Hunter says shark must be killed BRISBANE, Feb 28 AAP - A shark menacing the Whitsunday islands must be killed or it would strike again, possibly fatally next time, a north Queensland shark hunter said today. Vic Hislop, who runs Hislop's Great White Shark and Whale Expo at Airlie Beach, said he believed the same shark - a tiger in his opinion - was responsible for three attacks in the area this year and authorities must act quickly to catch and kill it. An Italian man, 30, had his left arm badly savaged today when attacked by a three-metre shark around midday while scuba diving in the Nara Inlet at Hook Island in the Whitsundays. "The shark has to be caught or this is just going to continue," he said. "Actually, they say it's two (attacks), but it's three (in this region). "There was another man in between (today's attack and another on January 27) who got 38 stitches. It was kept quiet. "So we're talking about that same area with three attacks and you can bet your life it's the same shark." The diver was transferred by boat to nearby Hayman Island, which has medical facilities and a helipad, collected by the Queensland Emergency Services rescue helicopter and flown to Townsville for hospital treatment. The tourist, whose name was not available, was in a party of about 20 divers and support crew on the vessel Azzurra which is operated by Kelly Dive - Whitsundays. In another shark attack today, on the Gold Coast, a 21-year-old woman was bitten on the left leg by what appeared to be a small shark while she was swimming about 1.45pm in the Nerang River at Carrara, outside the Carrara Water Sports Complex. Several witnesses swam from shore to bring the woman to safety afterwards and she was taken to the Gold Coast Hospital for treatment. The condition of both victims was said to be stable.