Another shark rescue! This time it was a great white in Southeastern Australia, and it was a successful rescue.
Link to great article discussing the current status of shark culling in eastern Australia, as opposed to the proposed shark cull in Western Australia.
This is awful news:
CANBERRA, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Authorities will hunt and kill great white sharks which pose a threat to swimmers along Australia’s western Indian Ocean coastline under a new plan to protect beachgoers after five deadly attacks in the past year.
Great white sharks have been a protected species in Australian waters for more than a decade, but the latest spate of great white attacks at Western Australian beaches have prompted the government to allow pre-emptive hunts.
Barnett said the his state had recorded only 12 shark fatalities over the past 100 years, but five of those deaths happened over the past year.
SYDNEY—Ron Taylor, a beloved Australian marine conservationist who helped film some of the terrifying underwater footage used in the classic shark thriller “Jaws,” has died after a long battle with cancer, a close family friend said Monday. He was 78.
A witness to a fatal shark attack off the coast of Perth in Western Australia said the animal — estimated to be as much as 16 feet long — bit its victim in half.
The fatal attack on a male surfer occurred south of Wedge Island, a family holiday destination about 100 miles north of Perth, at 9 a.m. local time.
HSI believes livestock exporters are attracting hungry sharks to the area by throwing sick and dead sheep overboard in the waters from the West Australian port of Fremantle.