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Shark populations are collapsing around the world, while shark bites are increasing. Into this problem enters the New South Wales and Queensland government's Shark Control Program to catch and kill large sharks with shoreline nets and baited hooks. Designed to cull troublesome sharks and protect human swimmers, many believe that this is not a program based on marine science but rather an indiscriminate killing scheme. Ocean activists are advocating replacing the Shark Control Program with drones that can identify sharks and inform swimmers about their presence, avoiding bites in the process. This approach is an example of ocean/cultures—an ocean distinguished from human culture by technologies and conservation and a path toward coexistence with sharks in Australian waters.

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