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Environmentalists question shark kills after Whitsundays attacks

Environmentalists question shark kills after Whitsundays attacks

They argue baiting and killing sharks after two life-threatening attacks in the Whitsundays gives swimmers a false sense of security

  • by Sonia Kohlbacher

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Four tiger sharks killed after Whitsunday Island attacks
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Brisbane

Four tiger sharks killed after Whitsunday Island attacks

It is unlikely experts will ever be able to confirm whether any of the sharks caught in drum lines in the Whitsundays were responsible for biting two tourists, according to Fisheries Queensland.

  • by Toby Crockford
Two tiger sharks caught, shot dead after Whitsunday Island attacks
Brisbane

Two tiger sharks caught, shot dead after Whitsunday Island attacks

The drum lines were rolled out after Hannah Papps, 12, and Justine Barwick, 46, were attacked off Whitsunday Island.

  • by Toby Crockford
Idyllic holiday to hospital bed: Girl fights for life after shark attack
Brisbane

Idyllic holiday to hospital bed: Girl fights for life after shark attack

Three baited drum lines and patrol boats were rolled out across Cid Harbour, off Whitsunday Island, on Friday after the two attacks.

  • by Toby Crockford
Young shark attack victim named, remains in critical condition
Brisbane

Young shark attack victim named, remains in critical condition

The family of 12-year-old Melbourne girl Hannah Papps have thanked emergency services and asked for privacy.

  • by Toby Crockford & Ruth McCosker
Girl, 12, bitten in second Whitsunday Island shark attack in 24 hours
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Girl, 12, bitten in second Whitsunday Island shark attack in 24 hours

Baited drumlines will be rolled out at the popular tourist destination after second horrific shark attack.

  • by Toby Crockford & Ruth McCosker
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'Justine is a fighter': Shark victim was on annual Whitsundays holiday

'Justine is a fighter': Shark victim was on annual Whitsundays holiday

Justine Barwick is now fighting for life in a Queensland hospital after the Tasmanian care worker was dragged from the bloody water by her terrified husband and friends.

  • by Ruth McCosker
Whitsundays shark victim fights for life in Mackay hospital
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Whitsundays shark victim fights for life in Mackay hospital

Rescue helicopter crewman says those on scene who stemmed the bleeding after the shark took "huge chunk out of her inside leg" saved the woman's life.

  • by Ruth McCosker & Toby Crockford
Bondi Beach closed after shark-bitten whale carcass washes up
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Bondi Beach closed after shark-bitten whale carcass washes up

The presence of the headless carcass increases the risk of shark activity, the council said.

  • by Rachel Clun
'He was extremely lucky': WA diver's close call with great white

'He was extremely lucky': WA diver's close call with great white

A whale carcass beached off Canal Rocks in Yallingup prompted a shark warning on Sunday, but local photographer Ian Wiese said two crayfish divers didn't get the message.

  • by Emma Kirk
'I saw the shark's head behind Cooper': How two boys saved their mate

'I saw the shark's head behind Cooper': How two boys saved their mate

Jae Waters and Thomas Harper watched in horror as a shark became tangled in Cooper Allen's legrope.

  • by Tim Barlass