White pointer shark
(c) Terry Goss 2006/Marine Photobank
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Recent shark deaths
A 4m-long dead white pointer shark washed up on a beach near Port Lincoln, South Australia was found with its jaws removed. Despite being a protected species in SA, it had been possibly been shot several times in the head. The shark's carcass was rotting away when it was discovered by beachcombers. Any one found guilty of killing a white pointer shark in SA faces a $20,000 fine. The shark may have been shot and killed merely for the taking of its "prized" jaws. In the meantime, a 4m-long shark blamed for killing Adam Strange in New Zealand was shot by police officers.
A scuba diver & President for the Marine Life Society of SA. Involved with the Scuba Divers Federation of SA since the mid-1980s. The Federation's Secretary since 2000. A Reef Life Survey diver. A founder of Dragon Search. Australian scuba diving rep for Redmap.