Fourteen unprovoked shark attacks in Sydney area so far in 2015
There have been 14 unprovoked shark attacks in New South Wales since the start of the year, one of which was fatal. Australia has one of the world’s highest rates of shark attacks, but just as summer beach season is starting, the 2015 figures are higher than ever.
Authorities in New South Wales are worried and fear that tourists may avoid beaches in the Sydney area completely. So they have come up with a new high-tech approach – drone as well as helicopter surveillance, with advanced sonar equipment getting real-time shark locations.
As part of a five-year plan, the drones, which are cheaper to operate than manned choppers, will be equipped with cameras for sighting the sharks. The sharks will also be tagged and tracked even if the drones are not being used.
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