Just because a beach is accessible, has restaurants, lounge chairs and vendors, and is near a resort, does not make it safe.
Migrants are no more at risk of drowning than Australian-born swimmers but you'd never know from media reports.
Cold water drowning kills many people every year. But can it also provide curative benefits? We asked an expert.
A Stanford professor developed a handy way of estimating and comparing our risk of death from various events – the micromort.
We are only just starting to understand the potential of microscopic algae as forensic evidence.
Australia may have 'stopped the boats' but the tragedy of people drowning at sea continues to our north and is getting worse. A regional solution to the refugee crisis is urgently needed.
Political leaders have a ready culprit in people smugglers for drownings at sea. The problem is that this ignores responsibility for eliminating all other options for these people to avoid harm.