Looks like Cornwalls got its own ‘Jaws’
A shark which is thought to be responsible for hundreds of human attacks has been spotted of the coast of Cornwall. A sixty year old fisherman spotted the oceanic white tip shark when his wooden boat was rammed while he was mackerel fishing. It was confirmed by the St. Ives harbor masters office, that the shark had also been seen by a second person a mile offshore on another boat.
A ‘rogue’ white tip was blamed for the attack at the Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh last year, when a German woman was killed.
A St. Ives harbor master spokesman said that they were not 100% sure that the sharks that were spotted were oceanic white tips and said that people should not blow the reports out of all proportion. The particular species of shark is normally found much further south in deeper waters away from the coast. Portugal is the usual northern most reach of its habitat as it’s the furthest north country that has tropical waters.
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