Viewing: sharks

Dec 4

December 4, 2014

White shark by Terry Goss

Seen a shark in SA waters? Report it for safety and science

When I discuss sharks with divers or snorkellers, they tend to agree that shark sightings of any species are a rarity in SA- at least off metropolitan beaches and at popular dive sites. In something of an anomaly, a single Great White Shark (whether it was the same individual on both occasions is unknown) was encountered by divers twice this year at The Dredge. The wreck is located approximately 6 kilometres offshore in about 20 metres of water. On both…

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Nov 21

November 21, 2014

White shark by Terry Goss

Great white shark sightings at the Glenelg tyre reef in 2014

A pair of divers from the Adelaide University Scuba Club came face to face with a White pointer shark while diving at the Glenelg tyre reef in South Australia on 9th November. Although the shark came a little too close for comfort for Jan Busch and Mark Sutcliffe, Jan was at least able to take a few photographs of it. Details about the incident were published in The Advertiser newspaper. The report, along with the photos, can also be found at…

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Nov 21

November 21, 2014

Common Sawshark & Green Sawfish sightings off Glenelg

Sawfish and sawsharks are very rarely sighted by divers in South Australian waters. Diver Alex Suslin had an exciting encounter with a Common Sawshark, Pristiophorus cirratus at the Glenelg Dredge about 9am on 13th November 2014. He described the event as the first sighting of one he’d made in almost 20 years of diving. Alex estimates that he had dived that site approximately 100 times before. “It was heading towards the Dredge at a great rate of knots, but I couldn’t find it there. It…

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Sep 5

September 5, 2014

White shark by Terry Goss

Thoughts from Adelaide’s second rally against the Western Australian Shark Cull

When I was asked to speak at Adelaide’s 2nd public demonstration in opposition to the Western Australian shark cull, I seized the opportunity. Prior to the first national day of action in January, I had concluded that the Barnett/Buswell ‘catch and kill’ policy was inhumane, unnecessary and unscientific. As an independent researcher, documentary filmmaker and marine conservationist, I was more than happy to share my perspective on the foreshore at Moseley Square, Glenelg with a few hundred ocean-loving South Australians. The…

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May 23

May 23, 2014

May 9

May 9, 2014

Western Shovelnosed Ray MLSSA Dan Monceaux

Species list: Sharks, rays and skates of Upper Spencer Gulf

A variety of elasmobranchs can be found in the waters of Upper Spencer Gulf in South Australia. In 2008, the Olympic Dam Expansion EIS was published. The document housed the following data in Appendix O2. Sighting records had been aggregated from a variety of sources. These records have been represented here, in anticipation of the first Whyalla Underwater Shootout in June 2014. COMMON NAME FAMILY GENUS SPECIES SOURCE Angelshark, Australian Squatinidae Squatina australis 2, 6 Catshark, Gulf Scyliorhinidae Asymbolus vincenti 2, 6…

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