"When I saw the shark I couldn’t get in the water fast enough to get some pictures. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing up close. This mako was audacious, bordering manic.
"At one point I had a great white and a mako circling for the tuna bait. The mako literally browbeat away a great white, and not just any great white shark, but a very large, dominant male — maybe six times her mass and twice her size. It was amazing."
Think golf’s too boring a game? Then get down to Australia, slick, and play the Carbrook Golf Club in Queensland. The water hazard there features up to 30 real live sharks.
The sharks were thought to be a myth for many years, but as you can see, that’s no myth. Club officials speculate that the bull sharks, some of which are estimated at up to 10 feet long, washed into the lake during a flood in the early 1990s.
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.
"It makes the wearer appear obnoxious, poisonous or unattractive to the shark, somewhat like a sea snake," said.
Video of a whale being freed from a shark net in 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.
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.