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09 November - Valerie Taylor, Australian shark expert

Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:48 pm
by Max ADU
Australian Birthday Today - 9th Nov
**see video below

One might say this lady is crazy... but many would say gutsy.

Valerie May Taylor née Heighes, AM (born 9 November 1935,Sydney NSW) a prominent Australian shark expert.

Quick facts.
  • Ron and Valerier expertise has been called upon for films such as Jaws, Orca and Sky Pirates.

  • Valerie played one of the
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    four main characters in the exciting American feature film, Blue Water, White Death.

  • 1979: The suit of chain mail was made which Valerie tested with sharks.

  • 1992: January: The couple traveled to South Africa for filming on the Blue Wilderness TV series.

    They tested an electronic shark repelling barrier there. With George Askew and Piet van der Walt (the founders of the South African Cage Diving industry), they became the first people to film great white sharks underwater without the protection of a cage.

  • 1979: The Taylors filmed all of the underwater scenes with the principal actors for the film, The Blue Lagoon.

  • 1997: American Nature Photographer of the year award.

  • 2010 - Member of the Order of Australia

Watch on youtube.com

Re: 09 November - Valerie Taylor, Australian shark expert

Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:35 pm
by Max ADU
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