Shark baiting

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Shark proof cage.

Shark baiting is a controversial exercise where participants are lowered in a shark proof cage while tour guides bait the waters for sharks with chum fish and other bait, leading to potentially aggressive behaviors by the shark population. The practice is used by some organisation catering to thrill-seekers.[1] Many conservation groups, and scuba divers and underwater photographers consider the practice undesirable and potentially dangerous. .

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