[Fwd: Australian Shark Attack File]
> Australian Shark Attack File
> >The Australian Shark Attack File is held at Taronga Zoo and is associated
> >with the International Shark Attack File held by the American Elasmobranch
> >THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE SHARK ATTACK FILE:
> >1. To chronicle all known information on shark attacks from Australian
> >waters past and present.
> >2. To provide source material for study to identify the common factors
> >relating to the causes of attacks on humans.
> >3. To provide information held on file for public education and awareness
> >and for publication by the media.
> >4. To publish information resulting from analysis of the acquired data.
> >In the last 30 years, 31 RECORDED FATALITIES have occurred due to shark
> >attack in Australia.
> International Shark Attack File
> >The International Shark Attack File is a compilation of all known shark
> >attacks that is administered by the the American Elasmobranch Society and
> >the Florida Museum of Natural History. The American Elasmobranch Society
> >is a professional organization comprised of international workers studying
> >sharks, skates and rays.