Shark politics

There’s no doubt about it. Recent shark attacks in WA have attracted comment from leading politicians. But how about this for a new angle on the shark thing: according to a Sydney researcher, the term “shark attack” is sensationalist and misrepresents their intentions.

These comments followed an ‘incident’ in New South Wales last week involving an encounter between a swimmer and a shark.

The MicroGnome wonders how many sharks were interviewed and whether the opinion of any (human) victims has been sought. Shark advocacy could be a very lonely crusade, given the frequency of shark sightings, attacks and near-misses (map).

If we have to be  PC should we not speak of shark-assisted bacterial attack, or inoculation with extreme prejudice?

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