Australians are struggling to find answers to a growing shark problem, this following yesterday’s attack on a surfer in South Australia, which comes just over a week after the fatal attack on a surfer in Western Australia – the sixth attack so far this year.
Bans have already been imposed on shark cage diving operations, and now some experts are even blaming dead sheep thrown overboard by ships departing from ports, for the rise in attacks. This according to a report posted yesterday on surfermag.com.
The report continues with a rebuttal by another expert, this time Mike Burgess, who is the Head of the Department of Fisheries WA Shark Response Unit, who claims, “The diet of White Sharks consists mainly of fish, other sharks, and marine mammals. While we can’t dismiss the possibility that some species of shark may follow these vessels, it’s unlikely that the White Sharks would.”