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 . Part 2 of the rescue can be seen at . More can be found at .

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


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.


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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.


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.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Shark sightings in Oahu, Hawaii

I was in Oahu, Hawaii last week. I was fortunate to see a couple of white-tipped reef sharks under a ledge off of Waikiki. I also got to see several sharks in the aquarium at the Sea Life Aquarium at Waimanalo, including a stingray and a hammerhead shark. I even got to stroke the tail of a white-tipped reef shark in the touch pool there.

A rarely sighted shark with 300 teeth

"A rarely sighted shark with 300 teeth has turned up in waters off south-eastern Victoria. The species, whose ancestry dates back 80 million years, is known as the 'living fossil'. It was caught on a fishing trawler in waters near Lakes Entrance in the state's Gippsland region. Simon Boag, from the South East Trawl Fishing Association, said it was the first time in living memory that a frilled shark had been sighted. "We couldn't find a fisherman who had ever seen one before," he said. "It does look 80 million years old. It looks prehistoric, it looks like it's from another time!" - Source: