Ethics of how our relationships to animals are key in human-ocean health and wellbeing. While we celebrate encounters with dolphins, turtles and whales, encounters with animals like sharks and toxic jellyfish are less romanticised. Encounters with dangerous animals remind us of our vulnerability when we are immersed in ocean ecologies, and can lead to challenges about protecting such species. In Australia, shark nets and drumlines are in place along the east coast as a measure to protect swimmers and surfers from attacks. But these measures have multi-species impacts on sharks, rays, dolphins, whales, birds and many others. This project examines the role of developing relationships of killing animals in order to feel safe in our ocean lifestyle sports.