Friday, January 20, 2012
The Greens in NSW say that shark nets on the state’s beaches are ineffective and should be removed. They say that the nets are damaging to the environment and up to 50% 0f shark entanglements occur on the beach side of the nets.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
According to http://www.braidwoodtimes.com.au/news/national/national/general/shark-attack-term-misleads-people-expert/2410515.aspx?storypage=1, 'shark attack' term is misleading.
There will be hourly University SA fixed-wing weekday shark patrols until April. The patrols will fly from North Haven to Rapid Bay, South Australia daily between 11am and 8pm. If a shark is spotted by the patrol, the plane will circle and sound a siren to warn people in the water. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter surveys the coastline as far as Goolwa & Victor Harbor on weekends and public holidays.
The world's first hybrid sharks have been discovered in substantial numbers off the coast of Australia, and scientists say it may be an indication the creatures are adapting to climate change. Further details are included in the February issue of our SDFSA Bulletin. (Source: http://lightyears.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/02/scientists-dozens-of-hybrid-sharks-found-off-australia/ )
On Boxing Day (26/12/11) an orca (killer whale) attacked a group of sharks in shallow waters at Blues Cliffs Beach in Southland, New Zealand. An orca was seen thrashing around off the coast before a wounded shark floundered into shore. When the shark neared the beach, a dog jumped into the water and began playing with the shark. The incident can be seen at http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/8396492/dog-plays-with-shark-wounded-in-orca-attack. The shark disappeared back into the sea with the high tide.