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You are invited to take part in a survey that aims to better understand the views of residents and visitors in the Whitsundays region regarding interactions between humans and sharks in the marine environment. More specifically, we aim to better understand activities occurring in the marine environment, people’s perceptions and observations of sharks and other marine wildlife, and their awareness and perceptions of shark safe practices and management measures.
 
The survey, which should take no more than 15 minutes of your time, is being conducted by Dr. Amy Diedrich and Dr. Andrew Chin from James Cook University, with the support of the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Taking part in this survey is completely voluntary and you can stop taking part at any time without explanation or prejudice. Your responses and contact details will remain strictly anonymous. The data from the study will be used in research publications and reports, which will be particularly useful for local tour operators and policy makers working in the Whitsundays region. Your responses will be confidential. You will not be identified in any way in these publications or reports.

At one stage, the survey will ask you about your visitation at a few of the bays and anchorages in the Whitsundays. If you have records about which bays and anchorages you have used and when you used them, having this information 'on hand' may be helpful in completing the survey (but don't worry, we're not asking about very detailed information). 

If you are willing to complete the survey please continue.

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* 1. Do you wish to continue this survey?

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