Shark chat: Your questions answered

Last updated 05:00 06/03/2013
Malcolm Francis
EXPERT: Malcolm Francis, pictured here laying a berley trail to attract great white sharks, is an expert on the predators.

Relevant offers

How do sharks know humans are not their natural prey? What should I do if I see a shark in the water? Do sharks sleep?

Following last week's tragic shark attack at Muriwai, we thought you might have a few questions about sharks, their behaviour and their prevalence in New Zealand waters.

New Zealand's foremost shark scientist, Malcolm Francis, joins us at the Stuff offices for a live chat to blast those shark misconceptions out of the water and to share some home truths about these awesome creatures.

Francis is a principal scientist at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa).

Ask your question through the live chat box.


Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

What will be the main motivation for humanity's future space endeavours?

Quest for alien life

Making money

Human spirit of exploration

To escape an ailing Earth

China vs the rest space race

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

In Our Nature blog

In Our Nature, with Nicola Toki

The cost of losing nature