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Deconstructing shark: Why it is less about the animal, and more about us.
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For Yao Ming, Saving Sharks is a Slam Dunk

For Yao Ming, Saving Sharks is a Slam Dunk | The Shark Narrative | Scoop.it
Thanks to education and outreach efforts on the part of Yao Ming and WildAid, public perception of shark fin soup in China is changing for the better. While the issue of shark fin soup is largely ...
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Great white sharks: 10 myths debunked

Great white sharks: 10 myths debunked | The Shark Narrative | Scoop.it
Every time you enter the ocean anywhere on Earth with a temperate or subtropical climate, you cross into the domain of the great white shark. Almost everything the average human thinks he or she knows about these sharks – other than the fact that they are big and dangerous – is wrong. Here Guardian Australia unpicks 10 of the myths that have grown up around these extraordinary creatures.
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'It's Not the Shark's Fault': Aussie Teen Surfer Laughs After Shark Bites Her Leg

'It's Not the Shark's Fault': Aussie Teen Surfer Laughs After Shark Bites Her Leg | The Shark Narrative | Scoop.it
Australian surfer Kirra-Belle Olsson, doesn't blame the shark that attacked her, saying she "dropped in" on the creature.
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Esperance shark attack: did Fisheries catch the right sharks?

Esperance shark attack: did Fisheries catch the right sharks? | The Shark Narrative | Scoop.it
The Department of Fisheries has decided not to deploy more baited hooks in waters off Esperance, where a man was mauled by a shark on Thursday.
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WA Govt seeks to extend shark baiting program

WA Govt seeks to extend shark baiting program | The Shark Narrative | Scoop.it
The WA Government moves to extend federal approval for its catch-and-kill shark policy for another three years.
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Shark cull: this half-baked U-turn is not convincing

Shark cull: this half-baked U-turn is not convincing | The Shark Narrative | Scoop.it
Lynn MacLaren: Hawaii recognises that it depends on the surrounding ocean for its sustenance – and a shark cull is not part of the picture. Western Australia should follow suit
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Undersized tiger shark hooked through the head in Yallingup

Undersized tiger shark hooked through the head in Yallingup | The Shark Narrative | Scoop.it
ANOTHER harrowing picture has emerged of a shark caught on WA’s drum lines — this one a 1.8m tiger shark with a hook through its head.
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EPA receives 12,000 submissions over shark cull

EPA receives 12,000 submissions over shark cull | The Shark Narrative | Scoop.it
The Opposition says a record number of people have made submissions to the Environmental Protection Authority opposing WA's shark cull.
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Shark victim’s mother delivers emotional plea for end to shark-kill

Shark victim’s mother delivers emotional plea for end to shark-kill | The Shark Narrative | Scoop.it
PREMIER Colin Barnett has used his first speech in State Parliament for 2014 to stick up for his government’s controversial shark cull programme, saying recent deaths had “demanded action’’.
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Bites marks reported on sharks being pulled in

Bites marks reported on sharks being pulled in | The Shark Narrative | Scoop.it
The State Government says there have been reports of bite marks on sharks being pulled in from baited drum lines off WA beaches.
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WA diver Marco Fraschetti has survived more than a dozen dives outside a shark cage

WA diver Marco Fraschetti has survived more than a dozen dives outside a shark cage | The Shark Narrative | Scoop.it
THE 5m great white shark – as big and round and awesome “as a submarine” – looked him straight in the eye. From a distance of just a few feet away, Marco Fraschetti looked back, watching the shark’s black pupil track him as the animal glided past, close enough to touch.
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Tags offer more than warnings

Tags offer more than warnings | The Shark Narrative | Scoop.it
When two great white sharks were detected almost simultaneously by receivers off several Perth beaches, Department of Fisheries researchers suspected something was up.
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Great white lurked off Perth beaches for a week

Great white lurked off Perth beaches for a week | The Shark Narrative | Scoop.it
A 5m shark spent nearly a week cruising up and down Perth's beaches.
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Jetty shark baiting angers swimmers

Jetty shark baiting angers swimmers | The Shark Narrative | Scoop.it
ANGLERS luring sharks from Normanville Jetty while lifesavers train has prompted calls for fishing to be banned.
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Adelaide scuba divers share great white shark encounter

Adelaide scuba divers share great white shark encounter | The Shark Narrative | Scoop.it
A dive off Adelaide became very memorable when a 3.5m great white shark joined the group.
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Shark frenzy in WA turning popular jetty into a 'kill zone': diver

Shark frenzy in WA turning popular jetty into a  'kill zone': diver | The Shark Narrative | Scoop.it
A Perth diver disgusted at the sight of severed shark heads and slashed bodies of marine creatures says some locals have been 'whipped into a frenzy' over the possible threat of sharks.
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After diving Ammo Jetty yesterday, reading this piece of news from January 2014 makes me feel very sad indeed. More education is needed in this, as no one does go out killing everything else that is killing people (even in bigger numbers) such as other car drivers for example.

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Shark cull rejected by Western Australia Environmental Protection Authority

Shark cull rejected by Western Australia Environmental Protection Authority | The Shark Narrative | Scoop.it
No baited drumlines will be set this summer after concerns over program’s impact on great whites leads to EPA recommendation
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Diver killed by shark off Busselton in Western Australia

Diver killed by shark off Busselton in Western Australia | The Shark Narrative | Scoop.it
A GREAT white shark is believed to have been responsible for the death of a 33-year-old Perth diver, West Australian Fisheries officers say.
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Has Queensland really saved lives by killing thousands of sharks?

Has Queensland really saved lives by killing thousands of sharks? | The Shark Narrative | Scoop.it
Over more than half a century, the program has taken a large toll on wildlife, while any increase in human safety has been equivocal at best.
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WA Government denies dolphin hooked off Perth beach

WA Government denies dolphin hooked off Perth beach | The Shark Narrative | Scoop.it
The WA Minister for Fisheries Ken Baston has denied claims a dolphin has been caught on a drum line off a Perth beach.
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Catch and kill fails to trap any great white sharks

Catch and kill fails to trap any great white sharks | The Shark Narrative | Scoop.it
A total of 66 sharks have been caught, and 17 of those have been killed, but the number does not include any great whites, since the 'catch and kill' policy was introduced.
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Shark attack survivor Lisa Mondy on why Barnett’s cull won’t make our shores safe

Shark attack survivor Lisa Mondy on why Barnett’s cull won’t make our shores safe | The Shark Narrative | Scoop.it
WAKEBOARDER Lisa Mondy bears the scars of a great white shark attack. Here she explains why she is against the WA Government’s shark-kill policy.
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Wall i painted this past weekend in support against the WA shark culling currently under way. | Thomas Jackson

Wall i painted this past weekend in support against the WA shark culling currently under way. | Thomas Jackson | The Shark Narrative | Scoop.it
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Shark attack victim would not want any cull: family

Shark attack victim would not want any cull: family | The Shark Narrative | Scoop.it
The family of an Adelaide shark attack victim say he would not have wanted the shark, or any other, culled.
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