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Australia tests shark-friendly drumlines

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COFFS HARBOR (AUSTRALIA)- The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries is starting with the trial of shark management alerts and real time shark drumlines off the Coffs Coast. At the weekend the Department will host information sessions on the shark detection equipment. Supposedly these smart drumlines will help release sharks that get entangled in them. The drumlines are positioned about 500m offshore in […]

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Anti-shark nets must keep beachgoers Reunion safe

Good waves at Reunion beaches. Photo courtesy of Flickr/Creative Commons-Dpasquazzo

With idyllic landscapes facing the sea, Reunion Island is a destination that naturally invites visitors to relax, enjoy, and dream. But recent years the beautiful seas surrounding the island became also known as somewhat of a hotspot for shark attacks. Beaches were closed and swimming was forbidden. Until now.  Yesterday, the prefecture lifted the no swimming order for the beaches of […]

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‘Death to great whites’

ROTTNEST ISLAND (AUSTRALIA)- White sharks off the Western Australian coast have a price on their heads. After the third fatal shark, Texan diver George Thomas Wainwright last weekend, attack in two months, the Western Australian government has ordered any great white sharks spotted off the south west coast to be killed. Earlier this month, 64-year-old businessman Bryn Martin disappeared while […]

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