Sharks

172 sharks died in West Australian cull

Aleisha Orr Final figures released on Wednesday show that 50 tiger sharks were shot dead as part of the West Australian government’s shark kill policy.

Digital detection system aims to save swimmers - and sharks

A tiger shark in the documentary Do or Die.

Peter Hannam Shark nets and aerial searches to protect the nation's beachgoers may become costly relics of the past if digital technology able to detect the potentially menacing creatures succeeds.

CSIRO researchers find shallows off NSW coast home to 250 young great white sharks

An aerial shot of a great white that was part of the CSIRO tracking program off Port Stephens.

Damon Cronshaw Up to 250 juvenile great white sharks are living off the NSW coast and spending a lot of time off beaches in depths of one to five metres, CSIRO research has found.

Free diver and shark researcher William Winram's new film Great White Sharks

William Winram.

Karl Quinn Life as William Winram must be breathlessly exciting. One day you're ocean diving (without an oxygen tank) to a world record (145 metres down in three minutes, eight seconds); the next you're...

Baby sharks take their first nibble in public

Two whitetip reef shark babies have had their first public feed at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium's new Shark Nursery.

Summer is coming and so are the sharks

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WESTERN AUSTRALIA is now the deadliest place on Earth for shark attacks, with five deaths in the past 13 months.

Sharks ahoy

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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium has had a $10 million, nine-month overhaul.

Bad press puts sharks in danger

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Tim Barlass Sharks get a bad press and suffer from a negative public image - it's official.

Activist Baillieu horrified as 'sharks circle' Nepean park

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Richard Willingham The heart of Kate Baillieu, long-time campaigner for the protection of Point Nepean National Park, sank when she heard of plans to develop the site and new state government guidelines for projects in...

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UNDERWATER PHOTOS

Baby great white sharks

baby great white shark

These stunning photos were taken over many years by underwater and wildlife photographer Klaus Jost. See more of his images at www.jostimages.com.

UNDERWATER PHOTOS

Bull sharks

Bull Shark

These stunning photos were taken by underwater and wildlife photographer Klaus Jost. See more of his images at www.jostimages.com.

Boat caught with 357 dead sharks

Ecuadorean authorities have seized 357 dead sharks from a boat that was fishing illegally in the protected waters of the Galapagos Islands national park.

Sharks in feeding frenzy off Rottnest

Two great white sharks were sighted tearing chunks off a whale carcass at the popular tourist spot.

Sharks devour whale carcass off Rottnest Island

Shark feeding off whale carcass near Rottnest.

Chalpat Sonti and Aja Styles Two large sharks have been spotted feeding on a whale carcass near Rottnest Island.

Stop killing sharks: conservation council

Beachgoers have little to fear from sharks, despite an increased number of sightings during the past summer months.

Sharks off the menu but delegates reject protection for bluefin tuna in secret vote

Juliet Eilperin International delegates have adopted new protections for seven species of shark but rejected ones for bluefin tuna, signalling that fisheries managers are willing to safeguard some of the world's...

Whale carcass attracting sharks

A whale carcass is attracting sharks to a popular swimming spot on Queensland's Moreton Island.

Rescue service spots five sharks up to four metres close by

Mike Wells

Rachel Olding Five sharks were seen off central coast beaches yesterday less than 12 hours after a surfer was bitten by what was thought to be a bronze whaler at North Avoca.

Great white sharks force 100 swimmers from the water

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Gabriel Wingate-Pearse Beachgoers were rushed out of the water at Hawks Nest near Newcastle yesterday when three great white sharks were spotted not far from boardriders and swimmers.

More sharks spotted at beach after surfer attacked

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James Robertson and Alicia Wood A man was bitten by a shark while surfing at North Avoca Beach on the central coast at dusk yesterday.