From the CSIRO mailing list…
“In the past few weeks the media has been in a frenzy over ‘lurking and menacing’ sharks along the New South Wales coastline. Crowded Sydney waters were evacuated, a teenager was bitten in Mollymook and Newcastle beaches were closed for over a week. So what’s the deal here? Are we seeing the real-life return of Jaws?
Our resident white shark expert, Barry Bruce, knows a thing or two about these ancient predators. He is one of Australia’s pre-eminent authorities on the species and is the head of our White Shark Research Program.
According to Barry, the story behind the current shark saga is far less salacious.
Dr Richmond Loh DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics & Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
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