The Cathedral Shark Dive at Beqa Lagoon Resort provides the opportunity to see sharks in their native environment, behaving as naturally as possible (considering man is present observing them)…
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.
Louise Southerden attended last night’s ‘Shark Meeting’ at Lennox Head and was disappointed to find an overwhelming support for shark culling.
Encounter with a Hammerhead shark diving Sipadan Island in the Celebes Sea off Sabah Malaysia.
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.
Hurrah for common sense and politicians who listen to scientific facts instead of polls and media headlines: It’s a small win for sharks.
With a recent proposal to bring ‘shark tourism’ to the Gold Coast, we thought we’d take a look at the pros and cons of ‘shark dives’. So what are the arguments for and against?
Millennium Atoll stands as a biological ‘baseline’ for researchers wanting to compare today’s stressed reef ecosystems with what is believed to be the most pristine such example anywhere on the planet.
It seems incredible to me that people are still basing their knowledge of sharks on what they learned from a 1970s Hollywood movie, so I thought we should bust this myth well and truly.
We have demonized these creatures, these apex predators, vital for the health of our oceans, almost out of existence. And it’s got to stop now. Let sharks be.
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.
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.