A town in fear of the sea

A town in fear of the sea

The ocean is central to the Esperance community’s lifestyle and identity. But three fatal shark attacks in three years have had a profound impact on this remote Western Australian coastal town. As this small community slowly comes to terms with these recent fatal attacks, they’re also navigating their relationship to the ocean and the apex predator that swims within it.

This program was part of a series called Shifting Cultures, a co-production of the ABC and the BBC World Service.

The program aired on ABC RN’s Earshot and the BBC’s The Documentary podcast.

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