Friday, August 5, 2016

SHARK TALK AT ADELAIDE ZOO




Shark expert, Dr Rachel Robbins is giving a presentation at the Adelaide Zoo, Frome Rd, Adelaide on Sunday 16th October 2016 from 8:45 - 11 am. Join Rachel to explore the secretive lives of sharks. Dr Robbins worked with great white sharks off the coast of South Australia for 15 years and studied them for her PhD. Following the presentation, you will be invited to enjoy bubbly and pancakes in the Sir Thomas Elder Rotunda. Bookings Aare necessary and close Friday 7th October 2016. Admission is as follows: -

Adult non-members $64.50 each

Adult members $31 each

Child non-members $28.50 each

Child members $15.50 each

Children U4 FREE

Life members are entitled to bring 1 guest at the members’ price.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Great white shark rescued from beaching

The harbor master and beach-goers rescued a juvenile great white shark which had beached itself while trying to catch seagulls off Chatham, Massachusetts. See video footage of it all at 
https://www.facebook.com/topic/Cape-Cod/105503436148929?source=whfrt&position=3&trqid=6171652063300363847 . Part 2 of the rescue can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/topic/Cape-Cod/105503436148929?source=whfrt&position=3&trqid=6171652063300363847 . More can be found at http://www.live5news.com/story/29542815/watch-beachgoers-help-rescue-stranded-great-white-shark .

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

FURTHER SHARK SIGHTINGS AT GLENELG

A follow-up article to Steve Reynolds’ “Recent white pointer shark sightings at the Glenelg tyre reef” in the January issue of Dive Log magazine was published in the February issue of Dive LogFurther Shark Sightings at Glenelg, South Australia”. Meanwhile, Chris Deane reported in his South Aussie Snippets column in the February Dive Log that the shark seen by Adelaide University Dive Club members at Glenelg late last year shook its head noticeably when it was close to a shark deterrent device worn by one of the divers.

NEW SHARK DETERRENT

There's a new electro-magnetic shark deterrent called SHARKBANZ on the market Visit either http://sharkbanz.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/sharkbanz for more details.

Orca kills white pointer shark


A killer whale killed a white pointer shark at the Neptune Islands, South Australia. The Orca was sighted in a group of five in the area.
The group were sighted from the Adventure Bay Charters shark cage boat. (Source:
 

South Australian SHARK DEATHS


Keep an eye out for South Australian fishermen going out of their way to kill any sharks that they catch. There were a couple of instances of this witnessed during January. A 2m-long bronze whaler shark was left on a tarpaulin and tied down on rocks at Second Valley. A fisherman at Edithburgh jetty caught, stabbed and finned a small bronze whaler. The fisherman was also reportedly aggressive to scuba divers at the jetty. These actions have been reported to FishWatch.
aggressive to scuba divers at the jetty. These actions have been reported to FishWatch.aggressive to scuba divers at the jetty. These actions have been reported to FishWatch. aggressive to scuba divers at the jetty. These actions have been reported to FishWatch.
 

AUSTRALIAN GOVT. TO OPT OUT OF PROTECTING FIVE SHARK SPECIES

According to the February issue of Dive magazine, “The Australian government has announced it will opt out of protecting five shark species. This week it said it was  submitting a 'reservation' to ensure a recent international listing granting protection status to three species of thresher shark and two species of hammerhead does not take effect in Australian waters. Further details are published in the February issue of the SDFSA Bulletin. http://www.sdfsa.net/newsletters/2015/2015-02_Bulletin.pdf