The controversial shark cull has not proven effective in keeping swimmers safe from shark attacks. Yet the West Australian Government wants to extend the catch-and-kill policy. So, kill first, ask questions later…. The Shark Cull was enacted after a spate of fatal shark attacks in West Australian waters, attributed mostlyContinue Reading

PERTH (AUSTRALIA)-  The Western Australia’s Government confirmed that 17 tiger sharks were killed on the drumlines set out under under Western Australia’s controversial new shark policy. There has never been a fatal tiger shark attack in Western Australia’s waters. The drum line initiative is part of a $23 million shark hazardContinue Reading

EXMOUTH (AUSTRALIA)- A 60-year old woman was attacked by a shark at Turquoise Bay about 60km south of Exmouth, Western Australia. What type of shark was involved in the attack is not yet known. The woman was bitten on the arm and was transported from Exmouth Hospital to Perth forContinue Reading

PERTH (AUSTRALIA)- A company called Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS) and the University of Western Australia scientists together have been working to protect swimmers, surfers and divers from getting attacked on with a line of shark-deterring wet suits. Colorblind One version, “Elude,” camouflages the wearer in the water, based on the recentContinue Reading

PERTH (AUSTRALIA)- The diving behaviour of sharks could be influenced by the moon, water temperature and time of day, new research by the University of Western Australia’s Oceans Institute and the Australian Institute of Marine Science has revealed. Grey reef sharks Scientists of the two institutes studied about 40 greyContinue Reading

PERTH (AUSTRALIA)- Beaches in Perth, Western Australia, were closed this week when a unusually large group of sharks was spotted just offshore. by a chopper crew. Around 100 sharks were spotted just one-third of a mile off a popular beach. The crew of a rescue helicopter spotted the animals while theyContinue Reading