Great White Shark, Studied By Oceans Research

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Great white shark. Photo source: ©© MShai

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The white shark is a marine apex predator that is able to maintain biodiversity through direct and indirect predation effects and this represents a keystone species essential to the functioning of coastal marine ecosystems.

White sharks are commonly found in near shore locations; slightly unfortunate as that’s often where humans water users like to spend their leisure time. As such from time to time there have been ‘interactions’ between sharks and water users. An interaction is classed as any physical encounter with a shark, whether a person is injured or not.

Thus, its important again to remind people that the environment does not belong to us selectively for our use. There is no such thing as “swimming beaches” or “surfing beaches.” These are just qualities humans attribute to these areas. All of them are just beaches, all holding the same types of dangers; rip-tides, waves, currents and of course wild animals. If we as people choose to use these areas for our recreation then we accept the possibility and responsibility of what happens in that environment.

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Great White Shark, Studied By Oceans Research, Huffington Post
The white shark is a marine apex predator that is able to maintain biodiversity through direct and indirect predation effects and this represents a keystone species essential to the functioning of coastal marine ecosystems.