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 Log “Further 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.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
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:
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. http://www.sdfsa.net/newsletters/2015/2015-02_Bulletin.pdf