Author(s): Brendan McAloon
Following a year of record numbers of shark attacks, Sharks Never Sleep takes us around the world to meet shark-attack survivors, shark lovers and shark hunters, who tell us of the primal fear of being eaten alive by a wild animal, the unimaginable grief of losing a loved one and share extraordinary tales of first-hand encounters with sharks. In Ballina on the east coast of Australia, Darren Rogers recounts how he tried to save Japanese surfer Tadashi Nakahara, who was mauled to death by a great white shark. At Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, professional surfer Mick Fanning narrowly escapes the jaws of a great white during the final of one of the world's biggest professional surfing competitions. On the Hawaiian island of Maui, shark-attack survivor Bethany Hamilton heads into monstrous waves to surf, even after having lost her arm to a tiger shark as a 13-year-old junior surfing champion. Meet scientists, conservationists and a host of eccentric characters, and explore our complex relationship of fear and fascination with sharks in this updated edition - as the shark attacks continue ...
Brendan McAloon is an award-winning journalist, filmmaker and television producer. He has written feature articles for a wide range of surfing, travel and lifestyle magazines. He produced Mick Fanning's award-winning biopic surf film Mick, Myself & Eugene, spent five years producing long-form television programming from surfing's professional tour for IMG Media and was a finalist in the MIFF short film competition.