The idyllic Australian resort city known as The Gold Coast has an issue that few other cities have to contend with – sharks in the suburbs. Over the past 10 years the Gold Coast has faced an explosion of demand for waterside housing. As a result, local government and developers have created hundreds of kilometers of canal front housing estates. Unfortunately, the new canals are also attracting an increasing number of extremely aggressive Bull Sharks. The region is seeing an alarming rise in Bull Shark incidents in canals, rivers and the popular beaches. One scientist believes local residents can co-exist with a better understanding of the shark itself – and especially its attraction to these urban canals.