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Monday, February 13, 2006

A Fitting Tribute

Peter Benchley, author of Jaws, and a shark conservationist, died yesterday. In an earlier interview with the London Daily Express Benchly stated: "Knowing what I know now, I could never write that book [Jaws] today," "Sharks don't target human beings, and they certainly don't hold grudges."

Today the University of Florida released a report citing a recent decline in world wide shark attacks on humans. According to the report greater safety precautions and in-your-face responses to confrontations with sharks went a long way in reducing the total number of attacks from 65 in 2004 to 58 in 2005 and fatalities from seven to four.

It appears that it is safe to go back in the water.

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