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    Egypt shark attack: Conflicting capture claims
    A man holds the shark which was identified by environment ministry officials as the shark which attacked tourists off Sharm el-Sheikh. Photo: 2 December 2010 Egyptian officials produced a picture of the captured shark on Thursday
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    There is confusion over whether a shark which attacked four tourists off Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh has been captured.

    An oceanic white tip shark injured three Russians and a Ukrainian earlier this week. Nearly all water sports have been halted at the resort.

    The Egyptian environment ministry said the shark was now being held at a national marine park in the area.

    But diving industry officials argued a different shark was behind the attacks.

    One of the victims lost a foot and another an arm in the attacks on Tuesday and Wednesday, reports say. One of the tourists is believed to be in a critical condition in hospital in Cairo.

    Sharm el-Sheikh is one of the most popular areas in the world for diving, so a decision to suspend water sports there would not have been taken lightly, the BBC's Jon Leyne in Cairo says.
    Highly unusual attack

    The Egyptian environment ministry said in a statement on Thursday that the shark had been captured and was now being held at the Ras Mohamed marine park.

    But officials from the country's diving industry said they had photos of the shark responsible for the attacks on Tuesday and Wednesday - and it was not the same one.

    A search is still continuing, with boats and divers being deployed.

    Officials said they planned to release the shark into the open sea after capturing it.

    It is highly unusual for oceanic white tip sharks to attack humans, particularly this close to shore, our correspondent says.

    Only nine such attacks have ever been recorded worldwide.

    An expert from a shark trust in Britain suggested it might have been disturbed by illegal fishing, leading it to act in such an aggressive manner.

    BBC News - Egypt shark attack: Conflicting capture claims

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    I very much doubt they captured the actual shark, smells like a PR stunt to me to calm the restless tourists..

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    Just like Amity Island in Jaws
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    The are thousands of species of shark. The ones I saw on the news were definately Mako sharks, nothing at all to do with the White Tip. It is literally like looking for a needle in a haystack, and this was bound to happen when you have idiotic humans dumping food into the water so they could see all the pretty fish feed.

    I have been to the hyatt resort. They float a plastic dock far out into the centre of the reef. The fish have learnt that the dock equals food. The sharks have learnt where to find food.
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    Thats the thing Lucy.
    They have learned where to get the food.
    Where there are an abundence of fish there will be sharks too especailly around reefs etc

    If it was a Mako attack I doubt the guys would have survied
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    I wouldnt like to find myself in water where might be a shark not metion this one!!!!!!. Brrrrrrr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicole View Post
    I wouldnt like to find myself in water where might be a shark not metion this one!!!!!!. Brrrrrrr
    Wouldnt mind that one
    Its fake

    Seriously teh White Shark isnt as viscious as the Mako, Tiger or Bull sharks so chances are if you were in the water with it you wouldnt be attacked
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doozer View Post
    Wouldnt mind that one
    Its fake

    Seriously teh White Shark isnt as viscious as the Mako, Tiger or Bull sharks so chances are if you were in the water with it you wouldnt be attacked
    dont think i would risk it all the same lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by benin View Post
    dont think i would risk it all the same lol

    Agree with benny , I know shark from jaws were fake daaaaa but what i wanted to picture is fear I would fell walkin in water where shark might be....once again brrrrr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doozer View Post
    Wouldnt mind that one
    Its fake

    Seriously teh White Shark isnt as viscious as the Mako, Tiger or Bull sharks so chances are if you were in the water with it you wouldnt be attacked
    Don't like the look of that one at all.

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