A series of shark attacks in Australia has triggered a summer of terror and a national debate over whether it makes sense to continue to protect one of nature's most implacable predators. Three people were attacked in a single 48-hour period last month, reports Time. All that was found of one recent 51-year-old victim were tattered pieces of his wet suit. The killer shark was located by authorities but left unharmed.
Experts insist sharks don't become man-eaters. "There is no evidence that sharks become repeat attackers," said a research scientist. But an increasing number of Australians object to a policy of allowing suspected man-eaters to continue to cruise surfing areas. "Sharks do hang around after an attack, and the government has a duty of care to deal with it," said a fisherman. Sharks "learn to kill humans. They learn to go in hard and fast." .