Egypt’s Chamber of Diving and Water Sports (CDWS) has announced that a team of researches is being brought in to “assess and advise on the best course of action” after four shark attacks in less than a week’s time off the Egyptian resort area of Sharm el-Sheikh.
The team will consist of
- George Burgess (Director, Florida Program for Shark Research)
- Dr. Marie Levine (Executive Director, Shark Research Institute)
- Dr Erich Ritter (SharkSchool)
- Ralph Collier (Shark Research Committee)
The CDWS reports that Burgess, Levine, and Collier will be traveling to Egypt, while Ritter will be “assisting from his research centre based in the USA.” Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism will be funding the team.
Additionally, it is expected that a majority of Sharm el-Sheikh will be open to diving today (December 7), for experienced divers only, while snorkeling and all other water sports will continue to be suspended in the area.