US Shark Experts Called to Deadly Egypt Beaches
American researchers to decide when it's safe to go back in the water
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2010 2:21 AM CST
Tourists sunbathe by the sea next to a red flag indicating swimming is prohibited at the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.   (AP Photo/Hussein Talal)
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(Newser) – Egypt's tourist authorities have called in a trio of American experts after a series of shark attacks that marine biologists have likened to the plot of Jaws. Four tourists were mauled last week and another one was killed after authorities declared beaches in the Sharm el-Sheikh area safe. Authorities say the American experts, including the head of Princeton's Shark Research Institute, will now have the final say on when it's safe for visitors to go back in the water, AP reports.