Sharm el-Sheikh shark attack: Two women were killed by a 'SEX-CRAZED' shark!
Experts have revealed that the two shark attacks were a result of the mating and egg-laying season that occurs from mid-April to the end of July
Two women were attacked and mauled to death by a deadly predator within 600 meters of each other earlier this month near a popular holiday hotspot in the Red Sea. The first victim was a 68-year-old Austrian female tourist who lost her life after losing an arm and a leg in the attack. She was later identified as Elisabeth Sauer. Two days later, another woman of Romanian nationality in her late 40s was found dead in a similar attack. According to the experts, the killer shark behind the two fatal attacks on swimmers in Egypt was "sex-crazed".
The incidents took place off the coast of Sahl Hasheesh near the city of Hurghada in Egypt which is approximately 60 miles southwest of the popular resort of Sharm El Sheikh. As reported by the Egyptian Streets, these consecutive events have grabbed the attention of experts as cases related to shark attacks are extremely rare in the Red Sea. A committee of specialists from the Red Sea protectorates and Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association (HEPCA) issued a report on Monday, July 11, disclosing the reason for the two shark attacks as a result of the mating and egg laying season that occurs from mid-April to the end of July.
Other reasons associated with the attack include overfishing, excessive diving and snorkeling, and humans feeding fish, which result in sea animals searching for new places for food in shallow areas. Studies show male sharks become so aggressive that the females will often avoid them after mating, while alphas are also known to battle with each other for breeding rights. Experts believe it is possible that both of the fatal attacks were carried out by the same shark.
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An Austrian tourist died Friday after she was attacked by a shark while swimming off the coast of Egypt.
The 68-year-old was swimming in the Red Sea near the resort of Sahl Hasheesh when the attack happened
The woman lost an arm and leg but managed to make it back to shore pic.twitter.com/Uf5DJo8hII
Sam Purkis, chair of the Department of Marine Geosciences at the University of Miami, told The Sun Online it was "possible" that the same shark had been involved in both attacks over the weekend, although he said he believed it was "unlikely" that one shark would repeat its behavior in this way. He pointed out to the dumping of animal remains in the seawater by the passing cargo ships. "That leads sharks to the surface to scavenge, bringing them into contact with swimmers," he explained. He said, there may have been another event that caused multiple sharks to surface at the same time.
The Red Sea is also unusual by being extremely deep and close to the shore. "This means bigger animals come in close to shore, as compared to shallower waters such as the Arabian Gulf," he continued. "Most sharks are pelagic - open-water - and humans would never normally overlap with them, but the Red Sea is different". Egypt’s marine life has been threatened by plastic pollution, maritime transport, unsustainable fishing practices, and rising ocean temperatures that are leading to coral bleaching and physical damage to these ecosystems. In 2019, Egypt’s Red Sea governor, Ahmed Abdullah, banned single-use or disposable plastics starting from June after agreeing to the proposal submitted by HEPCA.