Friday, April 4, 2014

Sometimes shark behavior is disturbingly similar to human behavior.

Christine Armstrong

Like human beings, sharks don't always act in their own best interest. They are reflexively aggressive, often without benefiting themselves, and sometimes bringing trouble down on themselves.

I accept shark behavior, but I wish they knew how to differentiate between humans and seals. Sharks don't even like to eat humans. They almost always spit them out as soon as they realize they don't have a nice fat seal in their mouths.

Shark kills woman off Australia's east coast
Associated Press
April 3, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — A large shark killed a woman near her terrified husband and friends as they took their daily morning swim Thursday off a popular Australian east coast beach, police said.

Christine Armstrong, 63, was taken by the shark as she attempted to swim the 600 meters (1,970 feet) between the wharf and beach near the village of Tathra, 340 kilometers (210 miles) south of Sydney, police said.

The victim was some distance from the other five swimmers, including her husband, Rob Armstrong, when they saw a 3-to-4-meter (10-to-13-foot) shark nearby, said Police Inspector Jason Edmunds.

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