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Leopard Shark Mother’s Virgin Birth

Cleo was born at Reef HQ – the Great Barrier Reef Aquarium in Townsville. Cleo’s Mum is a leopard shark called Leonie, and here’s the surprise: Cleo doesn’t have a father.

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Best Places to dive with Grey Nurse Sharks in NSW

Would you like to get up close and personal with some NSW locals? There’s nothing better than meeting sharks in their local natural habitats and in NSW, nothing safer.

Our local shark is the grey nurse (Carcharius taurus) which grows to about 3 metres and though it looks fierce there are no reported incidents of grey nurse sharks harming divers – or humans for that matter.

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Biodiversity #5 – The Shark

Biodiversity #5 – The shark has the greatest electrical sensitivity of any animal, and use the ampullae of Lorenzini to detect the electromagnetic fields that all living things produce. Sharks have keen olfactory senses with some species able to detect one part per million of blood in seawater; they can also determine the direction of a given scent.

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Some facts about shark nets

There’s been a lot of media attention lately on the drumlines in Western Australia, but often the situation on the east is largely ignored, despite the fact that there are more drumlines in Surfer’s Paradise alone than in the whole of Western Australia.