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Why fishermen believe shark numbers are increasing in New Zealand waters – Stuff.co.nz

Underwater videographer and spearfisher captured video of himself surrounded by sharks.

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An underwater videographer and spearfisher says he is seeing more sharks in New Zealand waters than 10 years ago.
Whangaparoas Luke Potts dives off the coasts of north Aucklands Te Arai, Leigh and Cape Rodney about once a week, and posts spearfishing demonstration videos to his Youtube channel Aquatic Rehab Spearfishing.
Potts said this season he has seen more sharks than ever before, sometimes between six and 12 per dive, a gradual increase he also noticed looking back at video footage from 10…

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