With traps and drones, they catch a great white shark that killed a swimmer | University news events
Under the helpless gaze of fishermen and golfers who played on courses near the coast of Sydney, a Great white shark devours On Monday, in front of a swimmer, in the first such attack in decades on a beach in this Australian city.
On Thursday, local authorities published a full operation with the aim of catching the giant shark that is moving through the waters of Sydney.
In addition to mobilizing drones to survey the ocean from the air, authorities have set six traps to attempt to capture the predator.
Emergency services said police were still on their way to identifying the victim, who died of “catastrophic injuries”.
A rescue helicopter and four ambulances were dispatched at the time of the attack, but the man’s life was not saved.
This was the first fatal shark attack in Sydney since 1963.
The goal is to catch the great white shark to send it to the sea
“Based on the photographs provided by the residents (…) shark biologists believe that the culprit may have been a white shark, At least 9.84 feet (three meters) longThe state Ministry of Primary Industries said.
This department announced the publication of “six smart traps” that theoretically trap the animal and transport it to the sea. However, its use is controversial because some animals died before being released.
The attack shook the people of eastern Sydney, where water activities are an essential part of daily life despite the regular presence of whales, rays or sharks.
As many as 13 beaches in the area were closed Thursday and an ocean swimming competition involving 800 participants was postponed.