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.

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