Friday, January 26, 2007

Sharks in the News

Forget the State of the Union. Sharks we're the big news this week. First there was the abalone diver who got bit in the head by a great white and lived to give interviews:

"Half my body was in its mouth," Nerhus told Australian television's Nine Network.

Nerhus said he fought desperately.

"I felt down to the eye socket with my two fingers and poked them into the socket," he said.

"The shark reacted by opening its mouth and I just tried to wriggle out. It was still trying to bite me. It crushed my goggles into my nose and they fell into its mouth."

And now there's this rarely seen frilled shark that normally lives at depths between 400-4,200 feet. Ain't it cute?

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