New teeth to debate over use of shark nets

09 February 2016 - 02:23
By Nivashni Nair

New research has taken a bite out of the age-old argument that shark nets reduce the chance of attacks. Laurie Laurenson, an associate professor at the Deakin University School of Life and Environmental Science in Australia, has analysed 50 years of data about shark mitigation and coastal populations in South Africa and New South Wales, Australia, and has found that shark nets "do nothing".

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