Shark culling begins in Western Australia

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"This article is relevant to students in a Biology class (middle or high school), AP Environmental Science or AP Comparative Politics. It discusses a government strategy to handle fatal shark attacks, but you might also choose to discuss how this policy impacts shark populations and ocean ecosystems."

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Follow this link to view the companion video report about the shark culling in Western Australia. (This annotation contains a link)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.4
In this sentence the word spate means 
This map highlights the numbers of documented shark attacks in Australian waters. (This annotation contains a link)
Follow this link to take a look at an info graphic that charts the number of sharks killed per hour by human and compares it to fatal attacks on humans. Many species of sharks are protected from aggressive fisherman, but because of global demand for shark products some species are nearly extinct. (This annotation contains a link)
In the 1970s after the blockbuster movie JAWS came out, great white sharks became the public face of most fatal shark attacks. Many people falsely believe them to be mindless eating machines. Today, scientists estimate that there are only around 3,500 great white sharks left in the world's oceans. Consequently, in many parts of the world where the sharks are found (off of the west coast of the US and Mexico, South Africa and Australia) the sharks are a protected species. (This annotation contains an image)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.3
How might the incident described here possibly endanger humans further?   
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.3
Do you agree with Mr. Barnett that this is the best way to protect beach goers from large sharks?  Explain.   
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.3
How could understanding shark migratory patterns help scientists and government officials to protect beach goers? 
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