Fully a dozen feet in length, with the unmistakable phosphorescent cat's eye gleaming like a drowning star, I knew it for what it was, a tiger shark.
Not ten feet to the right, probing a coral fissure with her squid stick, was the Princess, and the tiger shark was heading directly for her.
You know the South Seas, and you know that the tiger shark, like the bald-face grizzly of Alaska, never gives trail.
It is almost uncanny the way they know sharks and can sense the presence of a real killer--a tiger shark
, for instance, or a gray nurse strayed up from Australian waters.
Along with great whites and bulls, tiger sharks
are one of the most common species involved in fatal attacks on humans.
are predators often found around Pacific islands.
are responsible for the second-highest number of reported attacks on humans, according to the International Shark Attack File.
The team attached identification tags to 21 blacktip, six bull, three blacknose and four tiger sharks
There are believed to be 47 types in the Med including deadly great whites and tiger sharks
29 target sharks (24 white sharks, three tiger sharks
and two bull sharks) one white shark deceased, 28 alive.
Mr Dubosc was a member of Shark Watch Patrol, a group that works to publicise the danger of bull and tiger sharks
off the French-owned island.
All had been attending lessons at the Stadium Pool for two years under coach Gemma Ripley (left), and Kelly and Joanne had also been attending regular training sessions with the Borough of Kirklees Tiger Sharks
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