A shark that attacked swimmers off an Egyptian resort

December 3, 2010- Source: The Ottawa Citizen

A shark that attacked swimmers off an Egyptian resort might have become frenzied after a transport ship dumped dead sheep in the sea. Four people were attacked and oceanic experts caught what they belive to have been the two-metre shark. Usually these whitetip sharks hunt in deeper waters but the reason for its closeness to the beach could have either been because of the dumping of sheep or because the shark might have been hit with a boat which had badly affected its nerves. The Environment Minister decided that the shark would be released back to sea far from the beaches after being examined and treated. It was said later that another shark had been caught which authorities believed to have taken part in the attacks aswell.