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Australia tests shark-friendly drumlines

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

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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Australian surfers vote for ‘controlled’ cull

BYRON BAY (AUSTRALIA)- Surfers on Australia’s New South Wales north coast have overwhelmingly and somehow unexpectedly voted for a partial cull of sharks. This vote was made last night following an unprecedented number of attacks and sightings along the world-famous coastline. Surfer Tadashi Nakahara was mauled to death in February and 11 others have been attacked, including body boarder Matt Lee […]

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Underwater shark research with GoPro cameras

TOWNSVILLE (AUSTRALIA)- In august the first ever global survey of sharks, rays and skates in coral reef environments using underwater cameras will kick off. In the research technology called baited remote underwater video (Bruv) is used to take one hour of underwater footage, capturing marine life. Bruvs, which are non-harmful, consist of shark bait with one or two GoPro cameras. They will […]

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