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Shark attack survivor wins legal exemption to keep tooth embedded in surfboard – ABC News

Six years after being mauled by a great white, Chris Blowes is granted the legal right to keep the tooth left embedded in his surfboard — the first such exemption…



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A man who was almost killed by a great white shark near Port Lincoln in South Australia has been granted a legal exemption to keep the animal’s tooth that was left embedded in his surfboard. 
Key points:

  • The Minister for Primary Industries says granting the exemption was the least he could do in the circumstances
  • It is illegal to sell, buy or possess anything that comes from protected species
  • Shark attack survivors say there should always be an exemption made after an attack

Chris Blowes was surfing…

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