Paul de Gelder’s Shark and David Shiffman’s Why Sharks Matter purpose to show the all-too-common public panic concerning the predator into curiosity of their conservation
7 September 2022
BY FEBRUARY 2009, Paul de Gelder had spent 1000’s of hours within the water as a part of his job as a diver within the Australian Navy.
Early one morning, he was conducting a counterterrorism trial, swimming solo round Sydney Harbour, when he was attacked by a 3-metre-long shark. The fish slammed into him with its jaws, pinning de Gelder’s proper hand to his leg. He recollects …