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Shark Attack

Shark brains could hold key to attacks, says study

Shark brains could hold key to repelling attacks.

Shark brains have been found to share several features with those of humans, a discovery which Australian researchers believe could be crucial to developing "repellents" for the killer great white species.

Sunday, 4 November, 2012, 1:38am

Briefs, October 25, 2012

Mark Wilby clips his toenails for a YouTube protest video.

Protesters 'against emir' freed in Kuwait

25 Oct 2012 - 4:44am

Surfer beats back shark and calls for culling

Man kicked and punched great white in its gills as his son and daughter watched

An Australian surfer described how he fought off a 4-metre great white shark by desperately punching and kicking it in the gills.

Lobster fisherman Jake Heron, 40, yesterday also said it was time to start culling great whites.

6 Sep 2005 - 12:00am



by Peter Benchley

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28 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Open water competitors unfazed by sharks

Organisers of today's Panasonic Marathon World Cup have ensured competitors they have nothing to fear despite two shark sightings reported earlier this month at the same beach where the race will be held.

20 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Misunderstood and endangered sharks given bad press

The article headlined 'Is this the summer of the sharks?' (South China Morning Post, June 2) was a piece of shameless, tabloid sensationalism.

13 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Maneaters not endangered

I REFER to Andrea Anderson's response to my letter regarding sharks (South China Morning Post, July 28).

This summer's shark attacks were carried out by tiger sharks or great white sharks.

11 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Not an endangered species

I REFER to David Lieu's most entertaining letter (South China Morning Post, July 3) and to the subsequent acrimonious responses from Sarah Mak (Post, July 8) and Douglas Mo (Post, July 11).

26 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Eat your heart out fashion victims

JUST when you thought it was safe to go back into the water . . . As shark terror has the territory in its grip, Jaws-phobia is also feeding cutting-edge fashion. But nervous swimmers can relax - these sharks are fun, educated and best of all - attached to T-shirts.

11 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Sharks kill two more

TWO fatal shark attacks on the mainland side of Mirs Bay have convinced Hongkong authorities of the need to install shark nets.

The swimmers, aged 23 and 30, were killed on Sunday at the southeastern resort of Xitung, near Shenzhen.

Their deaths mean four swimmers have been killed by sharks in or adjacent to Hongkong waters.

21 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Shark fears remain for lifeguards

LIFEGUARDS patrolling beaches in the New Territories remain petrified of sharks and, despite weeks without a sighting, are loathe to resume normal duties when warning flags are lowered today.

Two swimmers were killed by sharks in early June.

10 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Enclosures will save lives

HONGKONG'S coastal waters are not, in general, infested with sharks. That, however, ensures that when sharks do appear, people are taken by surprise. As a result, at least three people have died in shark attacks in the past three years.

12 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Warning as villagers hunt for killer

VILLAGERS armed with only a thick fishing-line and a bucket of fish meat began hunting the killer shark just hours after the attack.

About 10 people arrived at the beach at 10 am and one threw a hook-and-line carrying a large piece of bait into the water.

12 Jun 1993 - 12:00am