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 • Farmhand

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

Tina Ahmed • State Gaming Commissioner