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Demands for drumlines after third Whitsunday shark attack

 

A 33-year-old Victorian man has died on the first day of a charter yacht holiday after being mauled by a shark at Cid Harbour in the Whitsunday Islands.

It is the third shark attack in the area in just two months and has led to calls from the State Opposition to install permanent drumlines to control shark numbers.

Professor Colin Simpfendorfer from James Cook University is one of Australia’s leading shark researchers and he tells Mark Braybrook the most effective answer is better education for visitors.

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