Shark Victims Unite to Save Their Attackers

Publication: AFP

Author: Sebastian Smith

09/13/2010 - They've lost arms, legs and ankle parts, but nine survivors of encounters with sharks said Monday that the oceans' greatest predator -- not man -- should fear the water.

The survivors gathered at the United Nations in New York to tell the world that their attackers, like the great white, desperately need protecting.


The Pew Environment Group, a US-based organization that brought the survivors to the United Nations, says 30 percent of shark species -- including great whites, whitetips and shortfin makos -- are threatened or near-threatened with extinction.

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