Australia is trying new options in the war against sharks… and they’re not killing them this time. Australia’s shark problem is a very divisive subject. There are two sides of the coin, at least when it comes to the internet. I suspect most of the middle-of-the-roaders don’t comment, but–and this is the nature of internet comment boards–the most excitable from either end of the spectrum feel compelled to spew their vitriol through through their keyboards.
There are lots of surfers in Australia, and there are also lots of sharks. That, of course, is a problem, because people get bitten a lot. What to do about it, though, isn’t so simple. Culling is dumb, from my perspective. Read why here. There are some that want to get rid of them and be done with it. Read about that here. But there has to be a better way… and it looks like there is.