BUSINESS INSIDER – A 19-foot-long great white shark decapitated a diver in Mexico in the first fatal shark attack of the year.
Manuel Lopez was diving to collect mollusks in Tobari Bay when he was attacked and killed in front of a fisherman on January 5, according to Tracking Sharks.
Local divers had been warned about sharks in the area, Bernal said, which meant that most had not been in the water for days.
However, Lopez decided to go ahead as he needed to make a living and sought to capitalize on increased demand amid a seafood shortage.
He was collecting ax tripe, a scallop-like mollusk, which is collected at a depth of up to 59 feet in a process that can generate sounds and movement that can attract sharks, Tracking Sharks said … READ MORE.