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High number of fatal Australian shark attacks prompts concern hunting grounds are shifting – The Guardian

La Niña’s possible influence on feeding considered as Western Australian surfer’s death takes 2020 toll to highest in 86 years

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More Australians have been killed in unprovoked shark attacks this year than in any year since 1934.
But the total number of shark bites is in line with the annual average over the past decade. It is prompting experts to consider whether the La Niña weather event, associated with cooler sea surface temperatures in the central Pacific, may be affecting where sharks search for prey.
On Sunday, police in Western Australia called off their search for the body of Andrew Sharpe after pieces of the 5…

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