News tagged with shark attacks

Shark populations suffer from undue reputation

Sharks have been making news yet again, after a spate of sightings in Newcastle, New South Wales, prompted days of beach closures and reports of oceangoers allegedly being "stalked" by "monster" specimens. ...

21 hours ago
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Humane strategy reduces shark attacks

A simple and humane technique may be an effective strategy to reduce human encounters with sharks without harming populations of threatened shark species.

Aug 04, 2014
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Australia shark cull could snare more than 900

Australia's controversial shark cull could snare more than 900 animals over the next three years, a government review found, angering critics who said Tuesday most were caught needlessly.

Jun 10, 2014
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Shark cull overkill

When West Australian (WA) Premier Colin Barnett sanctioned the killing of sharks longer than three metres that come within a kilometre of the shoreline, the decision was immediately met with fierce opposition. ...

Mar 03, 2014
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