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[Researchers 'can't handle Great Whites', call in CSIRO - northernstar.com.au]

Researchers 'can't handle Great Whites', call in CSIRO - northernstar.com.au

21 Aug 2015

NEW SOUTH WALES// The size and scope of the New South Wales White Shark 'crisis' is beyond the expertise of the state's Department of Primary Industries' emergency response team - so they've called in the CSIRO. Image © David Buckle.
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[Queensland kills 621 sharks in a year under protection program - theguardian.com]

Queensland kills 621 sharks in a year under protection program - theguardian.com

21 Aug 2015

AUSTRALIA// Queensland’s fisheries minister has defended a shark protection program that caught and killed 621 sharks between July 2014 and June 2015. Image © Rob Allen.
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[Illegal shark take, fishermen ignore law - The Cayman Reporter]

Illegal shark take, fishermen ignore law - The Cayman Reporter

17 Aug 2015

CAYMAN ISLANDS// Although sharks are protected in Cayman waters as a “no-take” species, fishermen are continuing to illegally catch and kill these creatures despite the protection afforded them by the National Conservation Law. Image © David Ainsbury.
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[Sharks return to Manx waters - IOM Today]

Sharks return to Manx waters - IOM Today

17 Aug 2015

ISLE OF MAN// Months of patience have finally been rewarded with the busiest day in over two years for a local marine research group. Image © Ben Arthur.
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[NSW to step up shark surveillance after spate of attacks but shuns calls for a cull - The Guardian]

NSW to step up shark surveillance after spate of attacks but shuns calls for a cull - The Guardian

14 Aug 2015

AUSTRALIA// The New South Wales government is to step up shark surveillance and tagging efforts after a spate of attacks off the NSW north coast but has backed away from a cull. Image © Alec Connah.
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[Australians 'ready to kill' school of White Sharks off beaches in New South Wales - The Independent ]

Australians 'ready to kill' school of White Sharks off beaches in New South Wales - The Independent

14 Aug 2015

AUSTRALIA// Several of the animals have started appearing on the New South Wales coast, where residents are demanding government action after a series of serious attacks which have apparently deterred tourists and people living in the area from going into the waters. Image © Alisa bechthold.
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[VIDEO: 75,000 shark egg cases found on UK beaches - bbc.co.uk]

VIDEO: 75,000 shark egg cases found on UK beaches - bbc.co.uk

13 Aug 2015

UK// Shark Trust Conservation Officer, Cat Gordon, talks about the Great Eggcase Hunt Project on CBBC's Newsround. Find out how to get involved and get some top tips on eggcase hunting. Image © Sophie Benaiges.
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[Animal rights groups denounce NSW surfers’ call for shark cull as ‘morally wrong’ - The Guardian]

Animal rights groups denounce NSW surfers’ call for shark cull as ‘morally wrong’ - The Guardian

12 Aug 2015

AUSTRALIA// A push from surfers in northern NSW for a shark cull has sparked an angry response from an animal rights group. Image © Maria Munn.
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[Duxbury, Massachusetts and the great white hope of the New England seaside - The Guardian]

Duxbury, Massachusetts and the great white hope of the New England seaside - The Guardian

09 Aug 2015

USA// A summer stay on the Atlantic coast means peace, quiet, lobster rolls and any amount of delicious speculation about the denizens of the deep. Image © Shannon Conway.
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[Reunion's 'shark crisis': when will it be safe to go back into the water? - The Telegraph]

Reunion's 'shark crisis': when will it be safe to go back into the water? - The Telegraph

08 Aug 2015

INDIAN OCEAN// Reunion is pioneering a range of new ways of stopping shark attacks, in a bid to lose the grim distinction of being the world's most deadly island. But will it be enough to encourage people back in the water? Image © Fiona Ayerst.
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