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Drones and drumlines: can Australian seas ever be safe from shark attacks?

Warming seas are luring sharks to stay in populated swimming spots longer. But are shark attacks really on the rise?

Already in 2020, five Australians have been tragically killed after being bitten by sharks in what looks set to be a year of higher than usual deaths from the ocean predators.

Two surfers, a scuba diver, a spearfisher and a swimmer have all died from injuries caused by shark bites.

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