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Some believe the killer shark had been drawn to the area after cattle and sheep being brought in for last month's Islamic feast of the sacrifice, or Eid al-Adha, had died at sea and were thrown overboard.

"A shark can eat only once a month," said Rolf Schmid, manager of the Sinai Diver's Center. "A possible reason for the attacks is that the week before Eid, cattle and sheep imported from Australia die in the long voyage and are thrown in the shore before the ships reach the harbor," he said. "This attracts predator sharks to such areas."

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