Australia increases shark tagging after teen mauling
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The tagging and relocation of sharks off Australia's most populous state will be sharply increased to protect surfers ahead of a busy summer season, authorities said Sunday, after a teenager was mauled in a recent attack. The New South Wales government has come under pressure to act after a 17-year-old boy was bitten on the leg while surfing off Australia's east coast last Monday. The scene of the attack -- Ballina's Lighthouse Beach about 750 kilometers north of Sydney -- is in a region that has become known as a shark hotspot after a spate of encounters over the past year.
Australia increases shark tagging after teen mauling. (2016 October 03). The Manila Times, p. B4.
- The Manila Times