Baiting up to count the world's sharks

09 July 2015 - 02:26 By AFP

Using bait attached to underwater cameras at 400 reefs worldwide, scientists are embarking on their first-ever attempt to count the world's sharks, researchers said. The programme, called Global FinPrint, aims to provide a clear picture by 2018 of where shark populations are healthy and where they are struggling, and how sharks affect the health of coral reefs.

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