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 Rogue Shark Theory 
Rogue Shark Theory img1 During the years from 1916 to 1933 Australian surgeon, Doctor Victor M. Coppleson developed the theory of the "Rogue Shark". After extensive research, Coppleson distinguished the 'local rogue' from the long range cruising shark due to what he categorised as 'grouped attacks'- attacks on humans within a small locality. He suggests that a shark, once it had developed a taste for human flesh, would remain in an area or patrol certain beaches for human prey. e.g. Attacks on humans within a small locality. - Four attacks in the space of three years in the early 1920's at the Coogee-Bronte Beach areas. - Four people killed and several others injured within a week at Cartegena, Columbia in August 1951. (Details taken from 'Shark Attack Down Under' by Alan Sharpe - pages 32 - 34. See link page.
In 1940 Dr. Coppleson demonstrated his theory in dramatic circumstances.
After reading a newspaper article about sharks attacking dogs along the Georges River in New South Wales, he wrote a letter to the Sydney Morning Herald stating that he suspected a rogue shark and that people should avoid the area as the shark may strike again.
Eleven days after his warning letter was published, a man was killed by a shark only 365 metres from the scene of the first attack!

But after all this time, there is not enough substantial evidence to prove the existance of any 'Rogue Sharks' (other than the band of course!).
Research by experts into shark behavioral patterns has cast doubt on the rogue shark theory.
Doctor Thomas B. Allen wrote "This theory, which is no longer generally accepted by sharks researchers, always comforts those who fear sharks and those who admire them".

Information sourced from:

"Shark Attack Down Under" by Alan Sharpe See link

"Shark Attacks" - Their Causes and Avoidance by Thomas B. Allen The Lyons Press 2001 www.lyonspress.com