jump to navigation

Local Shark “Quasimodo” killed April 30, 2006

Posted by Administrator in Sharks.

Today in South Africa, the body of the beloved Quasimodo the Bull shark was found by divers. The shark has been coming to the reefs off of South Africa since 1994, and everyone is upset by her death.

"I have been diving with her since 1994. She was a beautiful creature and was not a threat to humans." Trevor Krull, a dive operator and the founding director of Shark Life said.

Shark diving off of South Africa is a major tourist attraction, and Quasimodo was an icon. "The divers and locals here are very upset. For years we have been trying to get the Environmental Affairs Department to see the urgency of protecting sharks, especially the Zambezis (Bull sharks). The killing of Quasimodo reiterates this urgency." Krull said.

This is a terrible thing for anyone to do. Police investigators think that the shark was killed by explosives. The reason why is thought to be because of the shark competing with the local fishermen.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: