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Artificial insemination was able to breed 97 sharks – the most in a single study

Scientists have successfully artificially inseminated bamboo white-spotted sharks, giving birth to 97 fish. This is the largest attempt to date to breed sharks in this way and could help to conserve them. This was reported by the Field Museum of Natural History in the US city of Chicago. Due to water pollution, climate change and …

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Sea Life Sydney Aquarium staff say shark nets are a threat to marine conservation

SEA Life Sydney Aquarium staff are diving into the Coogee Island Challenge to raise awareness of the issue of shark nets and the threats to marine conservation. Sea Life conservation fund manager Claudette Rechtorik said the NSW Shark Meshing Program was not in the best interests of marine conservation or swimmer safety and the nets …

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Byron Bay attack: fear of sharks not what it used to be as opposition to culls increases

“Small surf in the Bay this morning with messy waves … Try the northern protected corners for some cleaner peaks.” That is Coastalwatch’s word of advice on the waves at The Pass, Byron Bay’s premier surf spot, on Wednesday morning. The “northern protected corner” referred to by Coastalwatch is Clarkes Beach, the site of Tuesday’s fatal …

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