No evidence to support the claim that there are more sharks - this is fear mongering from the misleading government. According to Surf Life Saving WA (thanks for the amazing work you do!) they conducted 113 days of aerial patrols in 2010/2011 over Perth metro waters. In 2011/2012 this increased to 190 days (620 hours) where there were 247 sightings and in 2012/2013 there were 221 patrol days (751 hours) which reported 285 sightings. Evidently, increased sightings are the direct result of much needed increases in patrol hours. Interestingly, over both years the average shark sighting came in at roughly 1 shark every 2.5 hours – proving no disproportionate increase in sightings. Given these figures, is it really any wonder shark sightings have increased? Is it really that hard to realise that the more we’re in the air looking for sharks, the more likely we are to see them?