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Australia kills two sharks after tourist attacks
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Two large sharks have been killed in Australia after a woman and a girl were attacked at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot. Both victims -- one of them just 12 years old -- were still in hospital Sunday after being mauled in separate incidents earlier this week at the Whitsunday Islands. Drum lines, which use baited hooks to catch the predators, ensnared two tiger sharks -- one 3.3 metres (11 feet) long, a Fisheries Queensland spokesman said. read more


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