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Bioluminescent algae leads to bull shark attack

Andrea Lynch was with three friends swimming at night in Sarasota Bay when a shark - believed to be a 2 meter (6 foot) bull shark - took a bite into her side.

The group was swimming at night observing the bioluminescent display caused by algae when the seawater gets agitated, as was the case with fish - or in this case, swimmers.

However George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File says "that's a formula for shark attack" as sharks are most active at night. Lynch, a biology major, and her friends are not planning nighttime swimming any time soon.

Full article at Herald Tribune

Photo of Andrea Lynch, bull shark attack victim by Thomas Bender from the source article at Herald Tribune.

Andrea Lynch - bull shark victim

Posted by: admin on 19th Aug 2007 09:16 AM
Updated by: admin on 19th Aug 2007 09:17 AM
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Posted on: 2008-01-30 08:07:14   By: vinnie
i hope you get well and better they are mindless killers but they are not the biggest hunter in the world we are text back hope your ok

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    Re: sharks
    Posted on: 2008-08-01 00:02:09   By: Anonymous
    i hope u feel better and be able to swim but be careful!!!
    ps. get better

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Posted on: 2008-02-17 00:49:17   By: Anonymous
Sharks are not mindless. They are smart and fierce. it's unfortunate that this happened but swimming at night on your back is a recipe for disaster. She's really lucky her lung wasn't punctured. I assure you humans eat many more sharks per year than sharks will eat humans.

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