‘The sharks are hiding’: locals claim deep-sea mining off Papua New Guinea has stirred up trouble

‘The sharks are hiding’: locals claim deep-sea mining off Papua New Guinea has stirred up trouble

‘Shark calling’, an ancient custom of hunters singing to sharks then catching them by hand, is under threat and locals blame deep-sea disturbances

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To catch a shark in the waters off Papua New Guinea, first the men sing.

They sing the names of their ancestors and their respects to the shark. They shake a coconut rattle into the sea, luring the animals from the deep, and then catch them by hand.

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