Pair of Alarming Shark Attacks In North Carolina

Francis YupangcoBy Francis Yupangco 4 years ago
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grPHIXSadly, over the weekend, a 13 year old girl and a 16 year old boy, lost their limbs after vicious shark attacks along the North Carolina Coast. Both attacks occurred within just two miles of each other, approximately 45 minutes after the first attack. Many people are comparing these attacks to Jaws, adding to the media frenzy and the heightened fear of swimming along this beach. Each child, whose names have not been released, have sadly lost their limbs in this traumatic event. However, these sorts of attacks on humans, are extremely rare and unusual. The last similar event, with multiple attacks in the same area, occurred in Florida and Egypt, many years ago. It is quite possible that this attack is from the same shark, researchers speculate it could be a bull or tiger shark. This information is still unknown at this time. Let’s hope no one else gets hurt this summer. MORE

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Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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