Friday, July 19, 2013

Migrating White sharks rely on fat stores in their livers

According to the web page found at,
White sharks rely on fat stores in their livers to power their migration over thousands of kilometres across ocean basins, a new study has found.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Cobbler Wobbegong shark found beach washed

An intact small adult  Cobbler Wobbegong shark was found beach washed on Brighton Beach, SA today, 8/7/13. Dr David Muirhead took the specimen home and took lots of photos of it.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Goblin Sharks (& one attacking the arm of a diver)

Video footage of a Goblin Shark attacking the arm of a diver can be viewed at The goblin shark (Mitsukurina owstoni) is a deep sea creature that's been sighted less that 50 times since its discovery. They're the only living representative of the family Mitsukurinidae. An artist's version of one can be found at .

6m white shark seen near Neptune Islands in Sth Australia

Andrew Fox of Rodney Fox Great White Shark Expeditions reports the sighting of "Possibly one of the largest if not the largest white shark in the world. This 6m class giant appeared out of the gloom down at 23 metres near the Neptune Islands in SA".