State premier Mike Baird convenes top scientists in bid to understand animals’ behaviour after recent surge of attacks on state’s north coast

Shark deterrents will not be put in the ocean off northern New South Wales just to “placate” people’s fears, a leading shark biologist has declared as another expert said no shark deterrent is going to be 100% effective.

A shark summit has been convened by the NSW premier, Mike Baird, to discuss potential new technologies to ward off shark attacks and shark bites after an increased number of attacks off the north coast of NSW this year. However, any technology discussed is unlikely to be on the beaches this summer.

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Source: Guardian Environment