Around many Australian beaches, visiting sharks can be a danger to swimmers and surfers alike.
Debate has been heated about how to manage the issue in the country, with the practice of shark culling a particularly contentious point.
Someone with a potential solution is 15-year-old Sam Aubin, who has developed an app called SharkMate, currently available on iOS. The app aims to warn people about the probability of a shark sighting at a beach.
“We present a number out of 10 to our users, which indicates the risk level at a beach. We get this risk level from many different factors which have been proven to increase the likelihood of a shark attack,” he said. Read more…