Shark nets are controversial, which is why the New South Wales government is investigating a host of other ways to keep humans and sharks apart – some more tried and tested than others.
Shark nets seem like they should reduce shark attacks. But as these events are so rare and variable anyway, proving it statistically is no mean feat.
How you tell one whale shark from another? Spots and stripes.
Poor management of the oceans, including the killing of crucial marine predators, could result in more greenhouse gasses.
New South Wales wants to extend its shark net program after a spate of attacks in the north of state.
Sharks were a major talking point at the CITES conference this year and their protection has been expanded to cover new species.
Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has offered to extend the state's shark netting and drum lines into New South Wales.
A recent shark licence buy-up in Australia is a great opportunity for fishers and conservation organisations to work together to maintain healthy ecosystems and fisheries.
If you do see a shark this summer, don't panic – you just got lucky.
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Understanding the genetic origins of sharks' teeth could one day lead to new treatments for humans.
South Africa’s white shark population faced a rapid decline in the last generation. More concerning is that their numbers might already be too low to ensure their survival.
Independent tests show that a wearable electric deterrent called a Shark Shield does indeed seem to live up to its name.
The best way to guard against shark attacks is to study them, not kill them. Because while the alleged "shark boom" almost certainly not real, the more we know about sharks, the better.
Giant sharks did once exist in our oceans – many millions of years ago. But rumours persist that some may still be alive today.
Despite a fearsome reputation, it seems Australia's wildlife doesn't scare away tourists.
Despite low shark attack numbers, many people are afraid of being bitten. There are, however, ways to steer clear of these creatures.
South African sharks have low levels of genetic diversity. This could pose a threat to their survival as a species.
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A recent increase in shark encounters has prompted New South Wales to investigate new technologies.