Rising sea temps drive sharks to beaches

2012-12-23 09:00

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Sydney - Sharks are being driven towards beaches by extraordinary rises in ocean temperatures, fish experts said on Sunday.

"It may be the sharks are coming in with the colder water or it may be that the things they're feeding on are coming in with the colder water and the sharks are following them," fisheries director general Stuart Smith told the West Australian newspaper.

Rising water temperatures have devastated the region's rock lobster industry.

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