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Cage diving tourists putting vulnerable great white sharks at risk, scientists say


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The chance to go diving and safely see some of the world’s most spectacular and bloodthirsty predators up close in their own environment is regarded as the opportunity of a lifetime for many holidaymakers.

Consequently, cage diving and other forms of wildlife tourism have seen a boom in recent decades and are now one of the fastest growing sectors of the tourism industry.

But new research suggests cage diving with great white sharks is altering these predators’ behaviour, diverting them from hunting, and making them needlessly waste energy.

read more:https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/great-white-shark-cage-diving-ecotourism-mexico-australia-neptune-islands-a8386671.html

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