There have been sharks around for a long time there. There have been some attacks in the past, but not a string like this. First shark I ever saw was off South Base Camp in '82. I was snorkeling and had a 'shadow' go over me. Well... it wasn't a damn boat. I hugged the bottom till it was shallow enough to walk. Some guys on the beach said it looked like I was trying to walk on water. Was supposed to take Herb's and Doc Chesty's SCUBA class the next week... Haven't left the beach since then and caught hell for it.
If I'm not at the top of the food chain or can carry something that 'supplements any shortcoming in that regard... I ain't fucking going.
The shark in this picture looks like a nurse shark, or one of the more rare sharks that are found only in deeper (1000+ ft) waters. This struck me as a little funny. So I went back and started reading some of the AP stories on the attacks in Egypt. They have no idea what kind of shark is feasting on their tasty tourist.
Furthermore, there is some evidence that these attacks are related to terrorist activities!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11925707 "Meanwhile, some said predatory sharks could have been drawn to the area after a ship carrying Australian sheep and cattle for sacrifice during last month's Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha dumped the carcasses of animals which had died during the voyage."
Herb was a mad man when it came to PT. Use to run circles around guys 30-40 years younger. I remember getting thoroughly smoked during his sessions with us. His favorite quotes: "When the will is strong, everything is easy" or "Everything is good"