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Is Killing Sharks in an Area After an Attack a Waste of Time?

08-01-2015 Shark News Stories

Is Killing Sharks in an Area After an Attack a Waste of Time?

There is no doubt that being attacked by a shark is incredibly frightening and often deadly. The fear turns into anger as the public demands that something “be done” and officials somehow decide that going on a shark killing spree is the answer. It will get rid of a bunch of sharks and people will feel avenged, right? Well, maybe that’s true, but it doesn’t really do anyone… or any sharks… any good at all. A marine biologist, Carl Meyer, in Hawaii has been debunking shark myths for many years. He...

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There is no doubt that being attacked by a shark is incredibly frightening and often deadly. The fear turns into anger as the public demands that something “be done” and officials somehow decide that going...

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