Fifty years of decline in Queensland’s coastal sharks

Fifty years of decline in Queensland’s coastal sharks

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Queensland’s coastal shark numbers are continuing a 50-year decline, in sharp contradiction of suggestions of ‘exploding’ shark populations, according to a new analysis.

Researchers analyzed data from the program, which has used baited drumlines and nets since 1962 to minimize human-shark interactions, and now spans 1,760 km of the Queensland coastline…

Read Full Article; Science Daily (12-13-2018)

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