Tag Archives: Tasmania

Tasmanian authorities concerned over rise of shark poachers

HOBART (TASMANIA)- Authorities of the Australian island state Tasmania are alarmed at reports and evidence of illegal activity in the state’s shark refuge areas. More and more  fishers are posting photos of their catch while bragging on social media. In the past two years marine police have issued 27 shark-related fines for various offences committed, including taking sharks in a refuge […]

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Two species of great whites share same waters

BASS STRAIT (AUSTRALIA)- Despite inhabiting the same waters, two populations of Great White sharks living in the coastal waters of Australia are genetically distinct, according to a new study published in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series. The two groups of Great Whites, or white sharks, are separated by the Bass Strait, a stretch of water between the Australian mainland and […]

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Shark cage diving in Tasmania

EAGLEHAWK NECK (TASMANIA)- Shark cage diving may be the next big tourist attraction of Tasmania. Local business men are forming plans. ‘Our waters are a natural haven for ocean predators including mako sharks and white pointers. There’s always a lots of shark sightings down here. Plans are under way for the extreme adventure business at Eaglehawk Neck on the Tasman […]

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