Scientist injured by shark in the South Pacific

A grey reef shark (also known as a whaler) repeatedly bit a scientist with the Nature Conservancy. The man was trying to release the shark from a net in which it had become entangled. The man's injuries are minor.

The grey reef shark is a member of the requiem family, which includes the tiger, bull, and oceanic whitetips sharks, among others. Like many of its relatives, it is known to attack humans on occasion. It is not known to have killed anyone.

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