Shark migration research in Whitsundays in lieu of drum strains

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A $250,000 study will be conducted to figure out shark migration patterns around Queensland, in the hopes of preventing further attacks.

Three people have been attacked by sharks in Cid Harbour on the Whitsundays in the past two months.

That includes Victorian doctor Daniel Christidis, who died on Monday after being mauled during a yachting holiday.

Today a brains trust of 22 ministers, scientists, tourist operators and local government members gathered in the Whitsundays to discuss solutions to the spate of shark attacks.

But they officially ruled out baited drum lines, despite the demands of visitors.

“I’ve had one family come to me the other day and said to me that unless the drum lines are put in, they’re not coming here on the family holiday,” local member Jason Costigan said.

The Queensland government ruled out drum lines because they could give swimmers a false sense of security.

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