Swimming and surfing in the ocean is fun and invigorating. But sharing the water with animals comes with risks to us and them.
I’ve seen whale entanglement in shark nets firsthand, when a humpback whale calf drowned in one a few years back. It was terrible.
As authorities grapple with the best way to respond to the tragedy, it’s worth remembering all shark mitigation measures come with both merits and drawbacks – and none is a silver bullet.
Weeks out from summer, new research says there is no evidence shark nets keep us safe from sharks.
Interactions between sharks and humans happen in a variety of places. That means reducing conflict needs different interventions.
A Senate committee has recommended an end to sharks culls and nets. According to surveys, the public is on board with the idea of ending policies that are lethal to sharks.