Saturday, April 15, 2006

Tourists warned of rise of great white shark at vacation spot

South Africa's sea rescue authority on Thursday warned holidaymakers heading for the resort town of Plettenberg Bay on the country's east coast to be aware of an apparent rise in the number of Great White sharks circling the beaches in the area.

'The sharks, ranging in length from about 3.5 metres to about 7 metres, are visibly patrolling along our stretch of coast,' National Sea Rescue Institute local station commander Ray Farnham said.
The dangerous creatures were believed to be enjoying the last of a sardine run in the area and were likely to remain until early next month, he said.

All year round, Plettenberg Bay attracts well-heeled local and international visitors.


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