As Britain's Prince William and Kate celebrated their honeymoon in the archipelago in May, the Seychelles have become one of the most sought tourist attractions and honeymoon locations.
The high-end beautiful archipelago popular for honeymooners witnessed a tragedy Wednesday after a shark mauled a British man as his newly-wed wife watched in horror. The blue waves of the Seychelles turned red when a shark attacked Ian Redmond, 30. He was hauled into a boat nearby and taken to shore following the attack but because of multiple injuries he died from blood loss, according to police reports.
Redmond’s grieving widow Gemma said in a statement that her husband's death left a "gaping hole in our hearts that will never be filled. We were having so much fun and we were so excited about our future together.”
While the fatal attack on the honeymooner left his wife in shock, it encourages many others to review marine life safety protocols and especially key facts about sharks.
Compared to other dangers shark attacks are relatively rarely. According to statistics there likely is 30 times higher chance to be killed by a lightning bolt than a shark attack. Marine life experts say that most shark attacks are a case of mistaken identity such as regarding humans as sea lion or seal as sharks don't particularly like the taste of human.
Having dived with some 40 species of shark, including some of the biggest and scariest, James Honeyborne, BBC Natural History Producer, says that he has come to the conclusion that almost every attack can be explained through understanding their natural behavior.
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