Letters: Aug. 20, 2001

Season of the Shark

Thank you so much for your article on sharks [SCIENCE, July 30]. I am glad to see one of nature's most beautiful creatures finally portrayed in a scientific fashion, as opposed to the gruesome Hollywood film images. I am studying marine biology in college and, while diving in the Caribbean, have encountered several types of sharks. In every case in which I came upon a shark, it swam away. We humans are a much greater threat to sharks than they are to us. ANDREA C. LAMBERTSON Murfreesboro, Tenn.

I can't help thinking of attacks by sharks as...

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