LOS ANGELES, California -- The following is a preliminary report from the Global Shark Attack File, a consortium of shark experts from around the world:
Between November 30 and December 5, 2010 there were 5 unprovoked shark attacks reported from Sharm El-Shiekh, Egypt. Following these attacks the Egyptian government assembled an international team of experts to conduct a forensic analysis of the attacks: Ralph S. Collier, President of the Shark Research Committee and Director of the Global Shark Attack File; Marie Levine, Executive Director, of the Shark Research Institute; Moustafa Fouda, MSEA; Mohammad Salem, EEAA; and Nassar Galal, CDWS.
The team gathered eyewitness testimony, examined the attack locations, and reviewed the forensic evidence, including all environmental factors present prior to each of the attacks. The following is a list of those factors they believed to be contributor to the attacks:
Historical data obtained from the Global Shark Attack File for Egypt confirmed additional incidents from 2004 to the present www.sharkattackfile.net).
Suggestions to reduce the potential for such future events were provided to officials for review and implementation.
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