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Sharks in the City

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Sharks in the City
The idyllic Australian resort city known as Gold Coast has an issue that few other cities have to contend with - sharks in the suburbs. Over the past 10 years Gold Coast has faced an explosion of demand for waterside housing. As a result, local government and developers have created hundreds of kilometers of canal front housing estates. Unfortunately, the new canals are also attracting an increasing number of bull sharks. The region is seeing an alarming rise in bull shark incidents in canals, rivers and the popular beaches. One scientist believes local residents can coexist with a better understanding of the shark itself - and especially its attraction to these urban canals.

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