Shark attack survivors unite to save sharks

Shark victims, including Aussie navy diver Paul de Gelder, have come together to help protect the predators.

THEY’VE LOST ARMS, LEGS and ankle parts, but nine survivors of encounters with sharks – including Australian navy diver Paul de Gelder – say that the ocean’s greatest predator has more reason to fear the water than we do.

The survivors gathered at the United Nations in New York on Monday to tell the world that their attackers, like the great white, desperately need protecting. Paul, whose right hand and lower right leg were torn off last year in Sydney Harbour, says he wants to “speak out for an animal that can’t speak for itself.”

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