Shark attack: When #auspol meets marine apex predator the great white shark – @takvera

John Englart published this article on The Great White shark, climate change and ocean carbon cycles on his climate blog. The latest media ‘hysteria’ about shark attack arises from a tragic fatal bite incident when WA teenager Laeticia Brouwer was mauled by a shark at the popular surf break – Kelp Beds – near Esperance (south coast of Western Australia) just before 4pm on Easter Monday (2017). The paramedic who was first on the scene said the teenager suffered tremendous blood loss and couldn’t be saved despite quickly receiving first aid. While sharks are relatively common in coastal waters, attacks are exceptional given the overwhelming presence and numbers of people […]