Sunday, February 15, 2009

Chomp Chomp Chomp

"Bondi Swimming Banned After 2nd Shark Attack"

"Surfer Injured in Sydney Shark Attack"

"Navy Diver Survives Sydney Harbour Shark Attack"

These are a few of the headlines this week in Sydney. Yes, two people have been severely injured in the past week by shark attacks.

Australia has the highest rate of shark attacks in the world, although few of them are deadly. (Doesn't that make you feel better?)

Some reports are blaming the attacks on Bull Sharks. I did a google image search and discovered that these are some pretty scary looking creatures.



Not exactly the kind of fish I'd want to run into while frolicking in the water with the kids!



And six months ago they removed the shark net that had enclosed Balmoral Beach for 73 years. Apparently it was too costly to maintain and gave swimmers a "false promise" of safety.

The good news is that the Balmoral Baths are still enclosed. This is where we will be swimming:




I want to believe that a net will keep the sharks out. Don't you?

1 comment:

masduqi said...

shark is one dangerous animal in the sea. but I not want my child cant see that shark in the future

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