Underwatertimes.com News Service - May 14, 2008 15:12 EST
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A shark warning sign posted on Solana Beach after the fatal attack on Dave Martin.

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Dave Martin was killed by a great white shark off Solana Beach, California on April 25th, 2008

Adrian Ruiz surfer mexico shark attack

Surfer Adrian Ruiz was killed by a shark on April 28th, 2008, off Troncones beach in Mexico

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The release of Rob Stewart's film Sharkwater on DVD coincided with several shark attacks

The May, 2008, episode of Shark Conspiracies is now available for free download. Shark Conspiracies explores shark sightings and attacks in a new way, by exposing the cover-ups and misinformation sometimes generated from tourism and conservation interests. Shark Conspiracies claims to be both "pro shark" and "pro truth."

The May episode discusses a number of shark attacks recently in the news:

  • A swimmer killed in clear water off of San Diego by a massive great white shark.
  • An American surfer in Mexico killed by a devastating bite to the leg by a 660-pound tiger shark.
  • An Australian swimmer mauled by a white shark off a popular beach. Eleven shark attacks in 4 weeks off New Smyrna Beach, Fl.
  • The state of Alabama banning shark chumming off its beaches.

Kevin explores these tragedies and comments on the untimely release of Rob Stewart's eco-adventure film Sharkwater, where the public is told that sharks don't eat people, and they don't want to hurt us.

It's all in the May podcast, which runs 18:10.