A fragment of a shark tooth extracted by surgeons from shark attack victim Ian Redmond is most probably from a Great White (Carcharodon carcharias). This is the opinion of South African scientists from the Kwa Zulu Natal Sharks Board whose assistance has been sought by Seychelles authorities.
“By the pricking of my thumb, something wicked this way comes”, said a witch in Shakespeare’s play Macbeth. And it has come to us. Cruising our coastal waters with impunity. A Thing from our darkest nightmares….The Beast.
Shark attacks in Seychelles are so rare that even older fishers cannot recount "shark bites man" stories. So, the first record in over 40 years of a fatal shark attack has shocked the nation.
Nestled between the Stad Linite (National Sports Complex) and the Roche Caiman housing estate, is a unique part of the Victoria landscape. The Sanctuary at Roche Caiman, an urban wetland, is an important green space used for recreation and education by locals and visitors alike. Its location and proximity to Victoria makes it easy to visit.