Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Aussie kills Great White Shark in self defense?

According to a report in "The Daily Star" a tuna diver killed a 6 meter long (19.8 ft) great white shark. The article states:

"It was either the shark or him. South Australian tuna diver, Dean Stefanek, 38, battled a 6-meter shark for 30 minutes and lived to tell about it.
Although, he said he regrets having to kill the massive White shark, he said he felt it was either the shark, or him.
He said he volunteered to jump into a tuna pen to try to kill the injured shark."

Now this is complete rubbish. If the report is accurate, how could it have been the shark or the diver, since he is saying that he volunteered to jump into the tuna pen to kill the shark. Since he wasn't in the water to begin with and jumped in specifically to kill the shark, he can't exactly claim self defense!

Martin Graf
Shark Diver

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Anonymous said...

I am so sad to read the exploits of this article. It is a great shame that yet another beautiful endangered mature great white has met its end. And I do not condone as to the divers actions and would like to know why was the shark injured and in what way. It is just a huge shame non the less and as you say " he was not in the water in the first place".

Unknown said...

aren't white sharks considered to be endangered? if so should the diver not be charged since he himself said he jumped into the tuna pen. i feel so sorry for any animal caught in a net.