November 23, 2004

Great White

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water...it turns out you were right, as long as there are dolphins nearby.

A pod of dolphins circled protectively round a group of New Zealand swimmers to fend off an attack by a great white shark, media reported on Tuesday.

Lifesavers Rob Howes, his 15-year-old daughter Niccy, Karina Cooper and Helen Slade were swimming 300 feet off Ocean Beach near Whangarei on New Zealand's North Island when the dolphins herded them -- apparently to protect them from a shark.

Posted by Bigwig at November 23, 2004 12:41 PM | TrackBack
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dolphin...save your life, chase the fish away. as much as i love and appreciate what the mammalian lifeguards do, once they show up,the fishing shuts down. but i guess if you are a stranded swimmer, surfer, capsize victim, etc., it is worth the trade off.

Posted by: kevin at November 23, 2004 07:30 PM
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