Australia May Drop Great White’s Protected Status

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Australia May Drop Great White’s Protected Status

A surfer was killed by a great white shark off the western coast of Australia Saturday, marking the fifth fatal attack there in under a year and prompting officials to consider ending the protected status of the species. What do you think?

  • “Seems like they could solve this problem if they just gave that status to humans.”

    David Nakajima,
    Graduate Student
  • “But great whites play a necessary ecological role in controlling the surfer population.”

    Faisal Champion
  • “It's about time they start letting people fight back when they’re getting attacked by a shark.”

    Tina Ahmed
    State Gaming Commissioner