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CDNN: 'Kill shark' says Diving Industry Association of South Australia director

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Shark Attack
Kill sharks?

ADELAIDE, Australia (26 Aug 2005) -- A leader of Australia's scuba diving industry has called for authorities to kill the shark that attacked a marine biologist scuba diving off Adelaide.

Scuba diving industry association director David Oliver called for a "rapid response plan" to track down and kill the shark that attacked 23-year-old Jarrod Stehbens.

"We are active in water sports and while the shark remains in the water there is the prospect that danger still exists," Oliver told reporters. "Our public would feel a lot safer if that shark was removed from the water."

Many in the diving community disagree with Oliver's "kill the killer" mentality including the parents of the shark attack victim who said their son would have been appalled at the notion that sharks should be culled...

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