Sydney tabloids 1960’sI did very well selling my latest shark pictures and stories to Sydney newspapers. All went well until a features editor changed my description of a dangerous shark to now read “like a guided missile of terror with murder in it’s heart“.

I gave it away for years after receiving an apology in writing. My reputation in tatters, I imagined in 1977, which was not a good era for common sense.

So much for trying to write factual shark information that was not considered exciting copy, even with excellent pictures.