The U.S. Navy attempted to develop a shark attack repellant after many sailors were attacked during WWII. The first step was the formation of a "Shark Research Panel," which led to what we have today: the International Shark Attack File. When someone is attacked by a shark, anywhere in the world, the investigation closely resembles police work. "We're not reinventing the wheel. There's been no shortage of of trial and error that went into police investigations and what we do follows," says George Burgess, the world's foremost shark attack investigator.
Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.
If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow.
If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created ahowToListen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions.
Artwork by Julienne Alexander.