ENVIRONMENT

MAN vs. NATURE

A DYING SHARK’S LAST ACT: HUMILIATION

June 4 2007
ENVIRONMENT

MAN vs. NATURE

A DYING SHARK’S LAST ACT: HUMILIATION

June 4 2007

MAN vs. NATURE

A DYING SHARK’S LAST ACT: HUMILIATION

British fisherman Phil Tanner fought to reel in a scrappy lesser spotted dogfish, a member of the shark family. When he finally hauled it onto a pier he turned to a friend and said, “Hey mate, look at this whopper.” Just as he spoke, the tiny shark helped itself to Tanner’s nose. “It clamped around my nostrils and wouldn’t let go,” he says. Tanner was left with puncture marks on his face and the memory of amused spectators humming the theme from Jaws.