Tag Archives: Australia

Port Jackson sharks really are long-distance travellers

Port Jackson shark. Photo: Klaus Stiefel:Flickr Creative Commons

JERVIS BAY (Australia)- Port Jackson sharks, those small and friendly looking sharks that often just hang out on the bottom or easily cruise along the reefs. Who would have expected that these guys can travel thousands of kilometers just to mate? Shark researcher Johann Mourier writes about the research in Jervis Bay, New South Wales (Australia) that he worked on. The BEEF lab […]

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Improved protection for hammerhead sharks in Queensland

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BRISBANE (AUSTRALIA)- The Queensland Cabinet and Ministerial Directory has announced steps for better protection of Scalopped and Great Hammerhead Sharks.  Fishery management controls around hammerhead sharks have been strengthened to help prevent them being listed as an endangered species. According to the government of the Australian State listing them as endangered would lead to more discards of the sharks as by-catch. […]

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Australia tests shark-friendly drumlines

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COFFS HARBOR (AUSTRALIA)- The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries is starting with the trial of shark management alerts and real time shark drumlines off the Coffs Coast. At the weekend the Department will host information sessions on the shark detection equipment. Supposedly these smart drumlines will help release sharks that get entangled in them. The drumlines are positioned about 500m offshore in […]

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VIDEO: Unexpected meeting with a great white

Great white of Dunsbourogh beach. Photo: Twitter.

ESPERANCE (AUSTRALIA)- Swimming with a great white without a cage. It’s possible although quite nerve-wrecking. So Australian filmmaker Ash Gibb experienced. He felt a thump from behind and suddenly there was a great white in his picture. The shark is clearly curious and checks out the Kalgoorlie-based filmmaker who was armed with nothing more than his snorkel gear and his camera. […]

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