Summer Shark Attacks Continue

Francis YupangcoBy Francis Yupangco 4 years agoNo Comments
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dyatonaI hate to perpetuate the growing public paranoia over shark attacks. However, the unusually high number of sharks attack which resulted in serious number have been high profile this summer. After the extremely sad story of two teenagers in North Carolina who both lost limbs last week, another 10 year old child was attacked in Florida this week. Yesterday, around 1pm, a 10 year old boy was attacked while swimming in shallow water in Daytona Beach. He was visiting Daytona Beach from Georgia. Thankfully, he only suffered minor injuries to his calf, and was treated and released on the same day. Last year, Florida had the most shark attacks in the U.S. Lets hope that these unfortunate attacks stop so we can let the unneeded fervor die down. 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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