ABC News I Team investigated the ethics of invasive tagging techniques and the controversy surrounding an extreme white shark tagging mishap at the Farallones. The event was documented by a reality television crew who also fund the research and provide the logistical support for the capture of white sharks.
As far as we know this is the first time in white shark research history that reality television film crews also act as quasi research team members and research funding sources.
We covered our thoughts on this matter in a previous post.
ABC I Team blog coverage post/read comments.