Hawaiians celebrate historic shark fin ban

Animal advocates celebrate historic shark fin ban Posted: Jul 01, 2010 2:52 PM Updated: Jul 01, 2010 3:59 PM By Tim Sakahara – bio | email On July 1 Hawaii will become the first government in the world to ban the possession, distribution and sale of shark fins and it’s already sending ripples to the […]

Shark attack at Broken Head

Shark attack off Broken Head By Saffron Howden | 30th July 2009 A 14-year-old surfer was thrown into the air and left with a graze and a punctured wetsuit after a shark made a bee-line for his board this morning near Byron Bay. The Northern Star understands the local boy, who was surfing off Broken […]

fewer sharks = more jellyfish?

Sharks are under siege from humans and the consequences are far reaching. It turns out that you can’t pull a top predator out of an ecosystem and expect everything else to remain the same. A recent article in the Age (Taste for delicacy puts sharks at risk) canvasses the issues. A quote or two… A […]

Audio: Don talks surfers and sharks with ABC radio’s Garth Russell

Your webmaster had a chat about matters surfing and sharks with Garth Russell, Newcastle ABC radio’s drive time announcer.  If there were good waves, would you paddle out even if it looked sharky? (3 March 2009) Don talks sharks and surfers with Newcastle 1233 ABC  radio’s Garth Russell link: 1233 ABC radio

NPA Marine fundraiser: Blue water, White Death

The National Parks Association Marine has a fundraiser film evening coming up on Weds 25 Feb from 6pm at the Hayden Orpheum. Eminent underwater film makers Ron and Valerie Taylor who shot the 1971 feature will be along for the evening. Tickets are only $20 and all proceeds go to support NPA’s marine conservation work. […]